To provide successful recovery for men, women, teens, children, and families with destructive, abusive, and addictive lifestyles through mentoring, education, training, and spiritual direction.
Teen Challenge is regarded as one of the most successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in the world. As a Christian-based organization, which started caring for troubled youth in New York in 1958, the program now exists in 82 countries worldwide with invites from 43 more countries who are asking for our help. There are approximately 202 centers in the United States and 1060 around the world helping men, women, teens, children, families. Teen Challenge strives to help the whole person, not just the substance abuser. Purpose: The purpose of Teen Challenge, nationwide, is to help people who have life-controlling problems and initiate the discipleship process to the point where the student can function as a Christian in society. The Teen Challenge approach is to teach a whole new way of living by addressing family relationships, work attitudes, self-image and esteem, peer pressure, addictions, social issues, community relationship, and a variety of other life skills. Vision: Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. The salvation offered by Jesus Christ is the main avenue to create true and lasting changes in a person's life. Teaching students about Christ and leading them to salvation is essential to the work of Teen Challenge.