An Overview of Teen Challenge
WHO WE ARE...
In 1958, David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade, answered the call to go into the streets of New York City to reach hurting youth. Since then, a ministry that started with one man has given hope to thousands of America’s hurting youth.
Today, Teen Challenge has grown to be the largest non-profit, private endeavor of it's kind in the world. Teen Challenge has centers for both adults and juveniles, male and female. Presently Teen Challenge has 212 centers in the United States and Puerto Rico, and 800 centers in 84 countries worldwide.
WHAT WE DO...
Our Christ-centered program provides residential treatment to men with life controlling problems ages 18 and over from all ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. We believe that there is hope for recovery for every individual who is bound with life controlling problems such as an addiction to drugs or alcohol by establishing a relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe there is hope even when all other methods have failed.
The most important part about the Teen Challenge Program is the Christ-centered residential care for men who are addicted to drugs and alcohol or are experiencing other life-controlling problems. Lancaster Teen Challenge acts a referral source for individuals to enter into recovery centers which provide food, clothing, a warm bed, academic materials, etc. which are necessary to assure the individual receives the spiritual, emotional, vocational and academic training required to help him overcome problems, which led to his addiction. An ideal place for recovery, a Teen Challenge Induction Center is the Phase I, first four months of a 14-month residential program. Upon completion of Phase I, the individual is transported to Phase II. The Phase II portion of the program consists of a 10-month stay at the Teen Challenge Training Center; Rehrersburg, PA.
PROOF OF SUCCESS...
In 1958, David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade, answered the call to go into the streets of New York City to reach hurting youth. Since then, a ministry that started with one man has given hope to thousands of America’s hurting youth. 86% of the youth who have graduated from the Teen Challenge Program were still drug free seven years later. – 1975 National Opinion Research Center of Chicago survey, funded by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Other studies available at:
HOW TO PARTNER WITH US:
Teen Challenge is solely funded by contributions of those who believe in our mission to restore lives. Those who need our help the most can least afford help. Your gift gives someone the chance to change his life. Please consider a donation to Lancaster Teen Challenge. To learn about how you can partner with us click on the link below.
You can mail a check directly to:
LANCASTER TEEN CHALLENGE
P.O. Box 98
Rehrersburg, PA 19550 -0098
Click here for online giving.
We are supported primarily by donations. Your prayers for us and your financial support are greatly appreciated.