Adult & Teen Challenge of Wisconsin began their first residential recovery program for men on 27th Street in 1983. Several years later, 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 Reverends Gene Berres and Bob McDonald.
By 1990, the men’s addiction rehab program had grown significantly and desperately needed additional bed space. With very few resources, God provided us with a two-acre campus able to house up to 30 male residents. With the help of many faithful supporters, we were given the ability to add a chapel and 30 additional beds to the men's dorm in 2009.
Today, the Adult & Teen Challenge Men’s Center of Hope Campus is considered one of the top Teen Challenge facilities in the United States. 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.
Our Men’s Center of Hope Campus is a first-class facility in the heart of Milwaukee, but the people inside and the state of their hearts is what truly matters to us. At Adult & Teen Challenge, we create an environment where you can experience God.
A culture of responsibility, a center of hope
We can help you take back control over your life and find freedom in living within God’s established boundaries. He has a much greater purpose for you than coping with addiction, and our drug and alcohol recovery center can help you become the responsible leader you were always meant to be.
Each and every day residents of Adult & Teen Challenge are busy moving forward with their lives. If you’re ready to take the next step toward overcoming your addiction, click here to fill out our application form, or call 414-342-0909 to begin your enrollment process.
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.