Impacting our Community
The Campaign – Impacting our Community
Our vision is for each student to become a healthy and productive member of our community. Ashley, Sage, and Shantell are just a few of our completed students living out that vision today.
Three years ago, Ashley was addicted to heroin and her life was spiraling out of control; Shantell was drinking every day and had left her husband and her children; Sage was homeless and hopelessly addicted to meth.
Since entering the doors of Teen Challenge and completing our program, Ashley, Sage, and Shantell are a picture of how God not only transforms lives through this program, but also impacts entire communities by turning broken women into capable mothers, excellent employees, and productive members of our community. Today, Ashley has been with Landmark Snacks for over 2 years and was recently promoted to Lead Roll Stock Operator; Sage is a Shift Manager at Arby’s and is a positive role model for other young people; Shantell’s marriage has been restored and she is competently leading her children to a better life. None of this is possible without your help.
The average monthly cost of “treatment” in Nebraska is between $5,000 and $25,000. With greater success rates, our program costs are substantially lower at approximately $1,500 per month; however, most students come to Teen Challenge after losing their families, homes, jobs, and possessions due to their addiction. Very often they don't have the money to cover their own basic needs, much less the expense of getting the help they so desperately need.
As a faith-based organization, we don't receive monetary assistance from the government, are unable to take medical insurance, and rely solely on the consistent contributions from board members, businesses, churches, and other individuals and organizations who have seen the truth of this radical transformation.
We invite you to partner with us—not only as a donor during Big Give Gage but also as a part of our community. We welcome you to come and grow in relationship with us and our students. Relationship that enriches each individual life. The beautiful thing about Teen Challenge is it isn’t just the women who receive transformation--it has the propensity to impact an entire community.