Teen Challenge of Southern California was established in 1963 and includes 10 residential facilities placed throughout Southern California. Each year Teen Challenge serves more than 200,000 men, women and children in Southern California through our resident and outreach programs. The Teen Challenge residential program continues to be one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind.
Teen Challenge is a non-profit organization that relies entirely on the generous donations, funding and volunteer efforts of both individuals and organizations throughout our communities in order to offer adult residential services at no cost to the individual. (Due to services required by California state regulations, a modest tuition fee is charged for Timothy House adolescent boys’ home.) We know that community involvement and support is an essential component of recovery and necessary to providing services that address the specific needs of the communities involved.
It is the mission of Teen Challenge to provide youth, adults and children an effective and comprehensive faith-based solution to drug and alcohol addiction as well as other life-controlling problems. We are committed to enabling and equipping those we serve to find freedom from addictive behavior, to become socially and emotionally healthy, physically well and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge reaches out to people from all backgrounds, with particular emphasis on the urban poor, women, and ethnic minorities. We also give back to the communities we are in with outreaches, events, after-school programs and much more.
For more information visit www.teenchallenge.org.