Blog 2017-10-13T15:12:30+00:00



“I looked up and saw my father’s face as the EMTs put me in the ambulance. I never saw that face again.” It wasn’t Alberto’s first overdose. The man who found him unconscious called 911, then scrolled through his phone, found a number for his dad, and called.  That [...]

Wise Family

Don and Luz sensed there was a problem with their son, David. David was born in Latin America, lived there for the first 13 years of his life, and was having trouble adjusting to life in America. He disliked school and began isolating himself from others. When [...]

AWAKE Conference 2018

Awake Women's Conference How wonderful it is to see God advancing his kingdom. At the AWAKE women's conference, Teen Challenge staff and students are finding victory and spiritual breakthroughs. 1 Corinthians 5:17 says, "If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; the old has passed away; [...]


One look at Anthony today and one would never guess his troubled past. In Anthony's words... "I entered Teen Challenge on July 27, 2012. In the first few weeks I started questioning God. Hey, I asked you to help me with a heroin addiction. What am I doing [...]


I Felt Trapped...with No Way Out. For 60 years God has used Teen Challenge to demonstrate the truth of what Paul wrote to the church in Corinth almost 2,000 years ago. If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has passed away, the new has [...]

Heidi – “I’ve Been Redeemed”

Heidi - "I've Been Redeemed" Defiance is expressed in many ways. For parents of those choosing the destructive path of addiction, defiant words come with almost inexpressible pain. The parents of a young woman who was running away from the Biblical values of her formative years knew that [...]

Dawn Found Hope and Joy at Teen Challenge

Dawn Found Hope and Joy at Teen Challenge She began using drugs at 14 and continued for 22 years. She was abused. Her father left when she was one; she was five when her mother died. Imagine that life. Without hope, without joy. “I thought I was too far [...]

Once Unwanted, Now a Daughter of the King

Once Unwanted, Now a Daughter of the King Unloved. Unwanted. That was Amber Lynne’s childhood reality. “My sisters and I were always a burden to my parents,” she said. Drugs were more important to her parents than their children were. At age 14, Amber Lynne numbed her own pain [...]

Thomas Fire Update

Thomas Fire Update The story of how Teen Challenge of Southern California was impacted by the Thomas Fire in early December is a report of both loss and blessing. Near midnight on December 4, the ladies on our Ventura campus were alerted by the sheriff that the [...]