TEEN CHALLENGE PROGRAM
A 3 phase program schedule
12 Month Program
Teen Challenge is a 12-month faith-based residential rehabilitation program for men and women (housed separately) over the age of 18 years who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and drugs or any other life controlling issues. We advocate an abstinence faith-based approach as opposed to the traditional disease-model of treatment.
6 Month Follow Up
After a student finishes the 12 month program, we as Teen Challenge do have a follow up of 6 months in order for the student to be credible for a certificate.
includes group classes, character development, relational guidance, social skills and recreation.
sees students tutored in developing positive attitudes, trustworthiness,
empathy, work skills and a strong sense of responsibility.
emphasizes leadership skill, mentoring, preparation for re-integration
into society, self-discipline, and an outward focus.
Life-controlling and/or substance abuse problem
Minimum age of 18 years
Commitment to a 12-month program
Demonstrating a cooperative attitude
Evidence of a sincere desire for help
Willingness to consider a faith-based approach
Not dependent upon psychotropic medications
What you can expect upon entry to Teen Challenge
– Immediate removal of all addictive substances (including cigarettes)
– Daily structured program
– Mandatory daily participation in the program
– Limited off-property privileges (passes can be earned)
– Limited outside contact (phone, visits)
The staff commitment to the students
– We pledge to serve every student with the highest level of compassion, respect and guidance.
– We commit to define and meet the needs of students, assisting them in reaching their highest potential.
– We dedicate ourselves to mentor meaningful relationships.
OUR CORE VALUES
-We believe that the transformation process happens best in a long-term residential setting for people with substance abuse problems.
-We believe that all life-controlling drug addiction problems can be permanently overcome.
-We believe that a balance of love and accountability needs to permeate every aspect of the Teen Challenge residential setting for the individual to succeed in the program – and subsequently in society.
-We believe that God is the catalyst for change for people with life-controlling drug and alcohol problems.
-We believe that excellence best serves the people we help and therefore we are committed to excellence in everything we do.
-We believe that the people we serve are best helped with team work from all sectors of society including the staff, volunteers, government and the community at large.