The Chicago Center is a four month induction center for men 18 and older.We offer an environment of support and spiritual formation. The program requires discipline, responsible decision-making and accountability. Students are taught how to translate creed into conduct, faith into practice, and doctrine into daily living.
After completion of the four months, the individual will graduate the first phase and will travel to a second phase training center, out of state. Throughout the one year experience they are also equipped with functional tools-including GED when needed, job skills and vocational training-to assist in re-entering society as productive and healthy individuals.
At Teen Challenge Chicago we strive to evangelize and disciple men 18 and older who have life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol addictions. We offer an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to the drug epidemic. By applying sound biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive; and to develop a solid spiritual foundation in which to build relationships in their family, church, career, and local community.
There is a cure for the drug epidemic that is plaguing our nation. We believe that cure is found only in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In 1958, Rev David Wilkerson started Teen Challenge, a ministry to the teenaged gang members of Brooklyn, New York.
45 years ago a group of ministers had a vision to bring the ministry of Teen Challenge to the great city of Chicago. Together with the help of David and Don Wilkerson, their vision became a reality, and Chicago became the second Teen Challenge center developed in what is now a world wide ministry.
Over the years, thousands of men have been set free from the bondage of drug and alcohol addiction and have gone on to live productive lives because of the ministry of Teen Challenge in Chicago.
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