About Us

Men’s Center of Hope Campus

Teen Challenge started a residential program for men on 27th Street in 1983. Several years latter this program was moved to 44th and North Avenue on the north side of Milwaukee. The North Avenue facility housed up to 12 men and was opened by Rev. Gene Berres and Rev. Bob McDonald.

In 1990 the men’s program was in desperate need of additional bed space. With almost no resources a two acre campus with a 30 bed dorm was purchased at 92nd and Appleton Avenue. This new property was purchased for just under one half of a million dollars. In 2009 with the help of our supporters, we added the "Don Wilkerson Memorial Chapel" and a 30 bed addition to the men's dorm.

Today the Teen Challenge Center of Hope Campus is one of the best Teen Challenge facilities in America. The property consists of the Don Wilkerson Memorial Chapel, the Center of Hope Men’s Dorm, the White House Administrative Building, an Eight Unit Staff Housing Building, and a full service Vehicle Donation facility.

It is a very nice facility located in the heart of our city. The Lord in his mercy and love has made this place possible for those who enter it’s doors each day. Blessed be his name!

Consider coming by for a visit. Each and every day the men of Teen Challenge are busy moving forward with their lives at this “Center of Hope” Campus!