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I was raised in a Christian home, but I was never truly interested in being a Christian myself.  All church ever was to me was another wasted Sunday that could have been better spent on the river fishing with my dad.


My name is Corey and this is my story.  I grew up in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  As far back as I can remember, my family life was a mess. My dad drank and partied a lot, and my mom worked more than I saw her.  My dad’s drinking lead him to having anger outbursts towards me which made me feel unwanted.  What sealed the deal with feeling unwanted were his physical attacks. 


Matt is our newest alumni as of September 2014. We are extremely proud of Matt, and we're excited for the future that he has taken back and is now using to serve the Lord. Praise God! Take a minute to watch as Matt tells his story. You will be glad you did!


My name is Chris, and I am 20 years old.  Growing up, I had loving parents who loved Jesus.  We went to church every Sunday, and at a very young age I had a relationship with God.  I was privileged, and had great opportunities.


My name is Todd, and before coming to Adult & Teen Challenge I would lie, cheat, and steal to get what I wanted.  I had no desire to live anymore. I was at the point where I was going to take my own life. I found myself wondering who I was. I had voids inside that I was trying to fill with drugs. I was living on the streets with only a backpack, trying to find a place to stay every night. I had burned every bridge so I cried out for help. I had tried several secular rehabs which didn't have what I needed.


My name is Jeff, and I am a student in Teen Challenge. I struggled my entire adult life with drug and alcohol addiction.


My name is Reese, and when I first came to Teen Challenge I thought that my life wasn’t that bad and that I just had a “little” slip up; it wasn’t that big of a deal.  I thought that I didn’t really have an issue with alcohol or anger and that my relationship with the Lord was okay.  But almost every night in my sedated mind, I cried out for the Lord to rescue me from this life of shame and guilt...


My name is Robert.  Before I came to Teen Challenge, my life was in total ruin.  My addiction to alcohol and drugs was so out of control that I know that I’m a miracle saved by the grace of God.  I have tried several secular and spiritual programs throughout my life in the past, but was not willing to accept the true fact that I was still trying to be in control of my life, what my feelings wanted and what my interests were. 


Hi!  I’m Micah.  Let me just say what an honor it is to be here and to share with you how good God is.  Before I came to Teen Challenge, my life was on a downward spiral.  I was totally consumed with a life of sin and in bondage to many different things in life.  I have had such strong bondage that I burnt every bridge with everyone that has ever mattered most in my life.

Austin and Family

In May of 2010 my life was completely unmanageable.  I was on the verge of losing my job, my home, my freedom, and soon my life.  My life was consumed with alcohol.