At Teen Challenge South Australia our mission is to powerfully influence individuals to reach their full potential.
We provide people with a unique and rare opportunity to rebuild their lives. We have a holistic approach to their recovery supported by a wide range of staff and volunteers.
We don’t receive government funding to run our program, so the shortfall in our clients’ Centrelink contribution is subsidised by the generous donations of our supporters.
Established globally nearly 60 years ago, Teen Challenge worldwide now have 1,100 centres in 108 countries. Our residential program has been one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs in the world.
Teen Challenge South Australia was established in 1982 and is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of Directors.
We hold nine core values that facilitate rehabilitation and life transformation, one person at a time:
Integrity; Living and working with excellence.
Compassion; Embracing hope, love, and reconciliation
Community; Working together and supporting one another
Faith; Believing in God for the impossible
Respect; Valueing the feelings and rights of others
Courage; Strength to to stand strong in adversity
Stewardship; Faithfully managing God’s call and resources
Vision and hope; Seeing beyond the present with an expectant belief in a positive future
Servanthood; Dedicating ourselves to the success of others