Teen Challenge USA Services
Along with the residential recovery programs, Teen Challenge USA offers a number of non-residential programs for people to learn new Christ-centered ways of managing life-controlling problems. We believe that being connected with a faith-based community is one of the best tools for maintaining your addiction recovery.
There are a number of community groups offered through Teen Challenge USA to help people maintain their sobriety outside of the residential program. Many of our programs utilize our discipleship programs and are facilitated by experienced leaders. The Living Free program is a faith-based small group curriculum that is used by a number of different kinds of organizations to address life-controlling problems. Teen Challenge USA offers a number of other discipleship programs that can assist in addiction recovery as well.
Lifeline Connections is an example of a community group. It utilizes the Living Free curriculum and is lead by experienced facilitators.
Teen Challenge USA Ministry Training
Many Teen Challenge USA graduates aspired to return as staff members to help others who are struggling with the same addiction issues they had. This led to the creation of Teen Challenge USA ministry training programs. These facilities have been established throughout the country and are used to train men and women to work within the Teen Challenge USA organization.
The Emerging Leaders College is a ministry training program that also counts toward college credit. Students receive leadership training in a Christ-centered practical learning environment. Students also learn how to support those who are going through addiction recovery by implementing the core values of integrity, compassion, community, vision, stewardship, faith, and servanthood.
Outreach and Referral Programs
Some Teen Challenge USA centers operate outreach and referral centers for their surrounding communities. These centers offer assistance for those seeking help for themselves or a loved one. While these centers are not available in every location, they are a great resource for those looking for more information about Teen Challenge USA’s recovery programs.
Currently, there are two models of the Teen Challenge USA recovery programs that are being used in prisons across the country. One program is based on the residential recovery program and has a specific barracks unit dedicated to the program within the prison itself. The prisoners involved receive similar guidance and support to the traditional Teen Challenge program to help their recovery from addiction.
The other prison program is modeled after the community groups used by Teen Challenge USA. These weekly small group meetings offer structured, faith-based support for those currently in prison. They receive guidance and discipleship under experienced leaders to help them stay on track with their addiction recovery.