Adult & Teen Challenge offers Christ-centred addictions support.
Adult & Teen Challenge operates a holistic model of recovery. This means that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who attend our programs. Offering a variety of programming and support for family and friends we are expanding our reach to fulfill our Mission.
To provide communities, families and individuals freedom from the impact of life-controlling addictions.
To put hope within reach of every community by providing freedom from life controlling issues through the power of Jesus Christ.
We treat people like Jesus did, with eyes of grace while speaking the truth.
Everything between the long-distance vision to the day-to-day tasks, our ministry is worth our very best effort.
The men, women, and teens in our care are treasured by our Saviour, and we are honoured to serve them.
We live to become more like Jesus and invite as many people to come with us.
What Makes Us Different?
Adult & Teen Challenge is a faith based discipleship program aimed at helping people who are struggling with addiction. It was founded in 1958 by the late Rev. David Wilkerson (author of The Cross & The Switchblade). There are now programs operating in over 125 countries, including those in Central Canada: Brandon, Winnipeg, Denare Beach & Thunder Bay.
Live-in Discipleship Program
The Long-Term Discipleship Program provides a structured environment that includes individual & group mentoring, counselling, spiritual disciplines, life-skills training, employable skills certification and on-the-job training. Structured and intense, this in-house discipleship program takes about 12-months to complete as we seek to break the stronghold of addiction and help men and women develop excellence and find freedom.
Ready Now Recovery
Community Small Group Support Program
Ready Now Recovery is participant-centered. There is not a determined length of time for this program. You determine the groups that you need for healthy recovery. We give you resources to create an action plan and set goals concerning your relationships, education, employment, and spiritual growth. We also recommend and provide resources for you to build a team that helps you through the process of your recovery.
Family Support Groups
Our family support programs are often the first step in your loved one receiving help. People benefit immensely by getting help themselves, as they generally don’t have training on how to help their loved one who’s struggling with addiction. These weekly small group studies provide important training on topics such as boundaries, codependency, enabling, and healthy communication.
It is honouring for us to share the stories of lives being set free from addiction in our communities.
We offer a number of customizable presentations, including: Church presentations (music, testimonies, ministry update, sermon), Speaking events (breakfast, dinners, picnics, meetings), and Youth or school drug awareness (can be specialized for your school needs).
The Workplace Certification Program is available to anyone needing help gaining valuable workplace certifications. The provincially recognized courses prepare you for employment by providing hands-on training and experience.
Pastoral & Clinical Counselling
Getting help for addiction isn’t easy. It takes courage, determination and a willingness to admit you can’t do it alone. We now offer one on one support with our our Pastoral or Clinical counsellors.
Your Giving Counts
89% of your donation goes directly to our programming. 63% of our funds are generated from self-sustaining projects, Super Thrift stores, vehicle donations and special events. Private donations and church support bridge the gap and help us deliver quality awareness and recovery programs. We do not receive government money for operating costs.
Monthly Partnership Program | Be part of a story
We count on regular monthly support from a variety of donors to operate. We encourage a minimum monthly donation of $30. Monthly partners receive a quarterly postcard featuring a story from a client currently in recovery, along with a magnetic frame for their fridge and the opportunity to correspond with that individual. It is a great way to be part of someone’s story.