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.
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.
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.