“Freedom from addiction starts here! Teen Challenge is a Christ-centered discipleship recovery ministry specializing primarily in working with adult men and women, adolescents, and families shackled by chemical addiction. The treatment strategy centers on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the building blocks of the Bible, coupled with a high commitment to accountability and a focus on the importance of the local church.” —Joe Batluck, Sr., Teen Challenge International, U.S.A. president and CEO


Teen Challenge International, U.S.A., offers Christ-centered, faith-based solutions to youth, adults, and families who struggle with life-controlling problems. 


Teen Challenge understands that to truly overcome an addiction, you have to focus on the condition of a person’s heart—not just the addiction they struggle with. True transformation only comes through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 


Participants in Teen Challenge also find discipleship programs to help them become more secure in their newfound faith, which strengthens their changes for success when they leave the residential center. 


There are over two hundred Teen Challenge programs across the country, in almost every state. Teen Challenge reaches those society has given up on or sees no value in. Through Teen Challenge, men and women find freedom from addiction and freedom in Christ. 


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2018 Stats
207 Nationwide residential centers
2 Candidate missionaries and spouses
45 Missionaries and spouses


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