Mission Statement

“To provide successful recovery for men, women, teens, children, and families with destructive, abusive, and addictive lifestyles through mentoring, education, training, and spiritual direction.”

Those who completed the program and remained drug-free (86%)
Attended church weekly (84%)
Currently Employed (90%)

The residential care programs of Teen Challenge have consistently sustained a “cure rate” of between 70% and 86%. This has been documented in the following studies:
  1. Health, Education and Welfare (H.E.W.) on Teen Challenge Training Center, Rehrersburg, PA, 1975-76, conducted by Dr. Catherine B. Hess.
  2. NIDA Report, follow-up study based on the findings of the H.E.W. study by Dr. Hess 1975-76.
  3. Elizabeth B. Robinson, “Therapeutic Community Treatment for Drug Abusers: Program Effectiveness of Teen Challenge,” completed in late 1981.
  4. Teen Challenge of Chattanooga Survey of Alumni, Chattanooga, TN, by Dr. Roger Thompson, September 1994.
  5. Northwest University, by Aaron Todd Bicknese, June 1999.