To provide youth, adults, and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling addictions in order for them to become productive members of society.
In 1958, David Wilkerson started a movement that would change the lives of thousands. With a heart for young people, he began working with gangs and troubled youth in NYC. He knew he had to break the vicious cycle. He had to offer a way out of their trouble and despair. Later that year, the first Teen Challenge Center was established in New York City working with inner-city youth wanting a life free of gangs and drugs.
Since 1958, Teen Challenge has seen remarkable growth. Thousands of lives have been changed in over 200 centers throughout the United States. One thousand campuses are now operating in 90 countries.