Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge offers freedom to men and women of all ages who are battling life-destroying addictions.

We believe it is possible for hurting people to completely break free from addiction and live fulfilling lives as contributing members of society. 

The organisation was established in New York in 1958, when a young Pastor, David Wilkerson, reached out to help teenage gang members in the city.

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Life Stories

  • Losing custody of his son further quickened Sean’s descent into the pit of his drug addiction; an addiction which stripped him of any meaningful relationships, employment and a home (he actually found himself sleeping in derelict fish factories).
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    Sean Pesic
  • Drink and drugs made my life an absolute mess. They well and truly ruled everything. Family, friends, work, relationships – everything was pushed aside and lost.
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    Steven Smith
  • The heart-breaking moment was the culmination of a chaotic time which saw Rachel’s use of alcohol get darker and darker.
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    Rachel Stephen
  • Entangled in drug-running, Hannah Soar’s life came to an abrupt crossroads at Leeds train station.
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    Hannah Soar