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.
My name is Natalie and I’m 20 years old. I am proud to say I have found God, and there is no going back for me. Over one year ago I came into the program, a completely broken and lost soul. I had tried everything that the world had to offer me, explored every religion, but I was still left empty. I was facing prison time.
My name is Grace and I am 25 years old. I was born and raised in the south side of Chicago. My parents got divorced when I was 12 years old and it really affected me. I was very upset and sad that I had to be in the middle of my parent’s separation. As I got older I continued to carry this anger and darkness that followed me.