A Proven Christ Centered Approach.
Across the globe, and here in the United States, Adult & Teen Challenge has developed and implemented a variety of drug prevention and recovery programs that are aimed at meeting the needs of the local community. All of these programs are based on the core principles developed in Adult & Teen Challenge’s Christ-centered residential recovery program.
During the typical 12-month program, those with addiction or life-controlling problems receive help to recover from the decisions and beliefs that kept them in the vicious cycle of using drugs and alcohol to cope with life. Adult & Teen Challenge programs offer targeted assistance to both adolescents and adults.
In the program, staff and students work together, concentrationg on five key areas:
- Addressing destructive habits
- Healing personal wounds
- Developing character
- Life skills training
- Re-entry assistance
Our Goal for Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge has been, and continues to be, not to have a waiting list. This has given every addict in Louisiana the opportunity to receive the best of care without charge for their whole 12 month stay.
Chief Executive Officer
Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge
Free Hope Within Reach
I am excited you are interested in the life changing ministry of Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge. I personally have benefited from the free program of Teen Challenge. It was a hot summer day in 1997 that I decided to leave the life of sleeping behind a dumpster and walk fifteen miles to enter Teen Challenge in New Orleans. I had battled with an eighteen-year addiction that ended that day.
My mother had made the call to Teen Challenge expecting to hear what her financial responsibility was going to be. To her surprise they said tell your son to get here today, we don’t need any money! My life was totally changed by God’s grace and the Teen Challenge program. I am a graduate of the program who has truly benefited from the gifts of those who may never know me. Now I am happily married with a daughter and two grandchildren. This is what people like you enable Adult & Teen Challenge to do. Thank you!
Upon graduation from Teen Challenge it has been my passion to help make sure that we continue to provide free help to all the other hurting people who reach out to us desiring to change their hopeless situation.
Chief Operating Officer
Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge
Most of my life was spent trapped in addiction, depression and wanting to die. All of that changed when a family member suggested that I come to Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge to learn how to live a sober life.I had no idea that God was going to set me free from all of my addictions, and call me to full time ministry. I now serve as the Director at Mount Grace Adult & Teen Challenge for Women. I am very thankful for Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge because they introduced me to Christ, who replaced the void in my life that I once filled with drugs.
Mount Grace Adult & Teen Challenge – Training for Women
After 12 years of addiction and two felonies, I knew something had to change. In 2007 I entered Teen Challenge lost and hopeless. In the past I had tried to do it on my own and was never successful. After a year in Teen Challenge I now not only have hope, but I have new life as well. After completing Teen Challenge, God put it on my heart to stay on as staff.
Today I am the Director at Adult & Teen Challenge in Shreveport, LA
Shreveport Adult & Teen Challenge – Induction for Men
I struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for 13 years. I entered Louisiana Adult and Teen Challenge in 2006. 2 weeks into the program I surrendered my life to Christ and He gave me true freedom.
After graduating I stayed on to serve with the ministry, and I get the privilege of seeing God transform lives on a regular basis. Since graduating God blessed me with a beautiful wife, and 2 daughters. I currently serve as the Director of our Ruston Campus.
Thank you for your interest and support so that we can continue to provide free help for people just like me.
Ruston Adult & Teen Challenge – Induction for Men
My wife Christy and I thank you for visiting the website. I personally graduated the program in 1992 and I know firsthand what God can do in an addict’s life through this program. I prayed for a wife while in the program and years later when the time was right God brought me my beautiful wife Christy. Together we are Directors of Minden Adult & Teen Challenge Family Center. We take in women, women with children and pregnant women. My wife and I get to see God transform these ladies lives and restore families. It is amazing. We are here to give hope to the hopeless and help to the helpless. Let us know if we can help you in any way. God Bless.
Andy & Christy Jenkins
Minden Family Center
I am so glad you have showed interest in the life saving work of Teen Challenge. I once struggled with addictions but God set me free by using this wonderful ministry. I am a father of two and now serve as the Director of the second phase of the program, where all men go after 4 months. I am truly passionate about seeing guys find the same freedom I have found and look forward to helping you, your son, husband etc.. once they arrive at beautiful Mount Grace Teen Challenge.
Mount Grace Adult & Teen Challenge – Training Center for Men
“The Bridge” Induction Center for Women
Michael & Victoria Hankins
Lafayette Adult & Teen Challenge – Induction for Men
I am delighted to tell you that Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge is the faith base solution to the drug epidemic that is running rampant in our world today. After 12 years of being strung out on crack cocaine, and spending some time homeless, I cried out to God who divinely orchestrated my steps to the doors of Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge back in 2008. There I encountered Jesus who radically Saved and transformed my life through this ministry. Since then, I went to Seminary and obtain a BA in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Ministry and now years later, God has given me the opportunity to be the Program Director at the same Center where I began my journey at the Greater New Orleans Adult & Teen Challenge! I now see men come in as a hopeless drug-addict like I once was and leave set free with a transformed life through the power of Jesus Christ.