Teen Challenge was originally founded in 1958 with the intention of providing a safe place for drug addicts and alcoholics to come off the streets and learn a new, responsible way of living.
At Adult & Teen Challenge of Wisconsin, we hold true to this divine purpose. We provide effective, faith-based residential recovery programs for both men and women struggling with life controlling addictions.
Our drug and alcohol recovery centers are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and offer a combination of group and personal studies, duties and responsibilities, and work therapy. This allows our participants to learn and develop useful skills in order to re-enter society as sober, stable, and productive individuals.
Adult & Teen Challenge uses a proven curriculum to introduce new and more mature Christians to basic life issues, providing them with a solid foundation for living in today’s society.
Each subject provides practical lessons to help apply Biblical truths to everyday challenges – tackling a variety of topics, such as:
Each afternoon, our residents take the lessons they study and put them into practice. Consistent work habits are emphasized and job training strengthened by the mindset that we all work as unto the Lord.
We offer a variety of work therapy at Adult & Teen Challenge of Wisconsin, including vehicle clean up, vehicle repair, Super Thrift Store retail, yard maintenance, and office work – to name a few.
They also answer the phones and learn to direct those who call looking for help. In doing this, each resident engages in and provides for their own rehabilitation program, while gaining marketable skills for future employment.
How do we balance the different aspects of our residential care facilities? You’ll find a more detailed look at the daily schedules for both of our Milwaukee recovery centers below.
Adult & Teen Challenge is a faith based program which receives no government funding and operates solely through the support of donations. The cost to operate Teen Challenge for one person is approximately 1/4 the cost of a similar type government run program. Despite this, studies have shown our programs deliver success rates of 87% of graduates living drug free lives.
Our Milwaukee Recovery Centers, the Robby Dawson Home for Women and Men’s Center of Hope Campus, have been extremely successful, directly assisting over 1,000 men and women in the past 25 years conquer their addictions to drugs and alcohol.
Teen Challenge has also held over 1,500 prevention programs in school, jails, and churches throughout the state in the last 20 years.
I was tired of getting high. I wanted to stop but didn’t know how. I decided to go to the Mental Health Complex because I knew it was a safe place where I could get help. There, a priest told me that Jesus was the only one that could help me. He told me about Teen Challenge.
During this last year the Lord has helped me immensely. I am rebuilding my life in Christ. I graduated last month and will be entering Brooklyn Teen Challenge School of Ministry in October. Thank you for supporting Teen Challenge Wisconsin! Your support helps those struggling with addiction find freedom.