Our Work

We invest the money we raise into our communities. Through our centers and our outreaches, we reach out to those who are facing addiction, substance abuse, and trauma. 


Our Outreach

Since our inception in 1967 in Oakland, CA, we have looked for creative ways to give back to the communities that support us; including Sacramento and Northern California, the East Bay and South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as key communities in Nevada. Our primary outreach focuses on substance abuse prevention, we also spread the anti-drug message. 


Our Approach

Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs of its kind because of its unique approach. Our combination of mentoring, education, training, and spiritual direction through our 12-18 month program, makes us successful. Since 1967, Teen Challenge has been changing lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and putting recovery within reach for those who need it most.


Our Centers

Our nine centers in Northern California and Nevada are designed to help those on the road to recovery. While in our centers, men, women, families, and teens are able to get control of their lives and become productive citizens of our community.