Teen Challenge Exposed!
johnnyshockt

Palos Hills, IL

#22 Oct 8, 2011
FREE WORK AT SOLDIERS FIELD. Slave labor from TEEN CHALLENGE.
Dustin Woodall

Gainesville, FL

#23 Nov 8, 2011
Teen challenge middle georgia isn't all as wonderfull as ppl make it out to be..I was court ordered to complete the program cause my parents thought it was so wonderfull a place they wouldn't mind me being for the rest of my life..but if those ppl send u there agaist ur will it is much harder to find the positive side of the program..half way through it I found myself right with God and getting tired of it ..I don't think ppl would think the same if they went them selves .ud have to experience it urselves. It is mental tourcher .knowing u caint ever leave till ur time is up....but I did have a good experence when I put all the mental hurt asside of being away from all I had.I wanted more ..teen challenge opened my eyes on a level that I understood what drugs and alcohol really do and being there I knew I had a problem so I gave into the program and found the help I needed..I sobered up and dealt with my problem and wanted to start a family .when ur done with the program it feels like I was inna bubble for all that time and was thrown out into the world with all its temptations! I knew I had to seek more help..I went to an outpatient rehab and both of them together and wanting the help I overcame the spirit of alcohol and rejection ..I'm married and living life sober now and wouldn't change it for the world... thanks teen challenge .y'all made a nightmare from home a good experence for me .
Stop Teen Challenge Abuse

Spring Hill, FL

#24 Dec 1, 2011
WARNING: DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN ANY TEEN CHALLENGE FACILITY.

BEWARE: TEEN CHALLENGE IS NOT LICENSED OR REGULATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. There are no licensed, certified or qualified counselors on staff because they are not required to hire them. They are not required to do background checks on their employees. In fact, Teen Challenge has a history of hiring ex-cons and convicted sex offenders and they lie about their success rate.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT A "TREATMENT" FACILITY! YOU WILL NOT GET HELP FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS OR ADDICTIONS BY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. CHILDREN DO NOT GET HELP IN TEEN CHALLENGE. THERE ARE WIDESPREAD REPORTS CHILDREN ARE ISOLATED, ABUSED, BEATEN, STARVED AND BRAINWASHED.

This is not "treatment" and it certainly isn't Christianity. Real Christians would not treat children like this.
Peter

United States

#25 Apr 18, 2012
Our son has been in TC for over a year now, and the change we have witnessed in him is AMAZING. True, he calls TC a mental bootcamp, but without the rigor and discipline of the program, he would likely be either dead or living under a bridge. My wife and I are eternally greatful for the impact TC in Dublin has had on his life. Relating to money: we supported our son financially for some time while he was at TC. The fees are a FRACTION of what secular programs charge. We had to stop making support payments recently, but our son is still there. Our "lack" of support has not changed TC's support to rescue his life. That to me is witness to the truth. God bless TC!
Chad Bradley

Damascus, MD

#26 May 8, 2012
QUOTE who="Looking for some answers"my son is in TC in Dublin, and now I hear one counselor got in a fight with another counselor for cursing his wife, one teen got arrested today for DUI and wrecked the tc van, and another counselor was found passed out, another using drugs himself..and further more, I am told to pay almost 400 a month, and I find out my son is working a full time job and TC gets the paychecks, further more, I spoke to a young gentleman who has to work nights so he says he doesn't get to participate in any of the devotions and doesn't get to talk to a counselor..........Please someone help me to understand what is going on.
Get him out of there, I was there in early 2011 and nothing you said surprises me. Do whatever you can to get him out because the directors will manipulate him into staying.
Chad Bradley

Damascus, MD

#27 May 8, 2012
Yeah and you probably paid them, you just paid for David the directors new rims on his car, not for better treatment for its patients.
Melanie B

United States

#28 Nov 22, 2012
i wasa student at the Columbus Georgia campus for a year and a half.i completely followed the program and did absolutely everything that they asked of me.I was one of the best students there. unfortunately i didn't realize how much this place was actually affecting me.they claim to help but the emotional and mental damage they caused for me can never be repaired. I allowed this program to "work on me" like they constantly claimed we needed to do to get healed. it turns out all they wanted was money and didn't care about our health. no real issues were ever covered in counseling. I never actually felt like I could talk to my counselor so problems just continue to grow. there were problems left in right with the whole program that never got solved. unfortunately all of us girls couldn't say anything because we didn't know how to and we werent. not to mention the fact that 90 percent of the girls got pregnant within a year of leaving Teen Challenge including me. if anyone is considering to put their child in this program I strongly plead with you not to. this place is horrible
Melanie B

United States

#29 Nov 22, 2012
I agree with you 100%. Teen Challenge was torture for me although I did everything they asked and opened up to the program. it was not because I was rebellious, it was because this place was not a good program. thanks for your post, I completely agree.
Stop Teen Challenge Abuse wrote:
WARNING: DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN ANY TEEN CHALLENGE FACILITY.
BEWARE: TEEN CHALLENGE IS NOT LICENSED OR REGULATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. There are no licensed, certified or qualified counselors on staff because they are not required to hire them. They are not required to do background checks on their employees. In fact, Teen Challenge has a history of hiring ex-cons and convicted sex offenders and they lie about their success rate.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT A "TREATMENT" FACILITY! YOU WILL NOT GET HELP FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS OR ADDICTIONS BY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. CHILDREN DO NOT GET HELP IN TEEN CHALLENGE. THERE ARE WIDESPREAD REPORTS CHILDREN ARE ISOLATED, ABUSED, BEATEN, STARVED AND BRAINWASHED.
This is not "treatment" and it certainly isn't Christianity. Real Christians would not treat children like this.
non ya

Brentwood, TN

#30 Dec 5, 2012
although they help you find salvation they dont help with the mental damage that is done to your brain and deppression that is accompanied from long term opiate and benzo use I am just as lost as ever only I dont have the comfort that drugs bring 14 months clean and hopeless Ifeel I wasted ayear of my life! now what?

may god help me

there has been no restoration in my life the testimonies you hear are from people who never really lost anything except their moms tit

/
mark

United States

#31 Feb 16, 2013
Im a 2003 graduate of teen challenge . I loved it so much to this day I still think about it everyday. People who trash talk teen challenge are prob. Little crybabies that can't handle any discipline it changed my life
Brooke 1324

New York, NY

#32 Mar 17, 2013
Im leaving in a week or so for Teen challenge in Columbus Ga the womans facility can anyone Shed some light on that one for me? Im kinda scared now. Please.
TC attendee

Haddonfield, NJ

#33 Aug 2, 2013
I went to Teen Challenge Chicago last year. Just so everyone here knows, the last 3 directors have been fired for embezzlement (in less than 2 years), and the security director was caught red handed, twice, stealing out of residents lockers. Beyond all the horror stories I could bring to this room...what I said is fact and cannot and would not be disputed by anyone working there at the time. I've heard some Teen Challenge locations are good and help, but Chicago is definitely not one of them.
Dave

Covington, GA

#34 Aug 12, 2013
I have always head bad things about Teen Challenge
Tim Golden

Winder, GA

#35 Dec 15, 2013
I went to dublin TC and found it to be a place of much help . I am a grad and have been sober and free of drugs for 11.5 yrs now. tk you Lord , it is all in "if you really want to quit or not " if you don't then there is no sense in you going into the program at all , stay home or in jail and let someone that really wants to change their life have that bed ! God Bless TC for the Great work that is being done by God through their ministry!
oopina

Redwood City, CA

#36 Jan 23, 2014
i was in the TC Center in Riverside back in 1985, i graduated and went on to TCMI. Teen Challenge has its good and its bad. They do seem to do a inordinate amount of fund-raising. Dont know how many stores i stood in front of to sell pancake tickets. The one thing that has definitely change is that all the real good teachers and men of god have moved on to other ministries or have gone on to do other things. I was fortunate to sit under some very learned men of god
Nick Smith

Glennville, GA

#37 Apr 22, 2014
I was at the Tc in dublin last year and its the most crooked place ive ever seen. God saved my life, but that place didnt do it. They kicked me out for smoking a cigarette after working an 80 hour week for free and i was sent to a prison work camp for that on my probation. im glad i got kicked out because david kincaid and hershall and charlie bradley there are all a bunch of bullshit and liars and money hungry people who had there hand in the money pot.

Since: May 14

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#38 May 17, 2014
steven martin wrote:
i was inrolled in teen challenge of middle georgia dublin when i was 17 and it was the most damaging experince of my life time. i graduated it because i had no choice due to court mandation. there actions and methods are absolutely astounding to someone who has never been in the demented cult within.personaly i think i will always have scars in my mind about that place and will never truely get over the verble abuse as well as the mental damage they do on a daily basis to make an atempt to create robot christians.On my final note i saw people come in perfectly sain and leave insain because of the fear of going to prison and the psycological damage that can be compared to torture.
i know that god has a special place for those demonic people who run teen challenge and one day he will take care of them for what they have done.
i send my love and care to all the men,woman,girls,and boys who are still traped behind its doors
I just met some of their members yesterday outside the WalMart store here in Conyers ,GA and the two teens with the grown-up that were doing the fund raising kept snickering as I recounted my actual experiences since my conversion at age 32. I spoke to the lead adult for over an hour and without any Christian knowledge or belief being uttered by any of them. 5/17/14

Since: May 14

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#39 May 17, 2014
If your wondering what it takes to find living proof that Christianity is not fake then abide by this; John 14:21.

Since: May 14

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#40 May 17, 2014
Chad Bradley wrote:
QUOTE who="Looking for some answers"my son is in TC in Dublin, and now I hear one counselor got in a fight with another counselor for cursing his wife, one teen got arrested today for DUI and wrecked the tc van, and another counselor was found passed out, another using drugs himself..and further more, I am told to pay almost 400 a month, and I find out my son is working a full time job and TC gets the paychecks, further more, I spoke to a young gentleman who has to work nights so he says he doesn't get to participate in any of the devotions and doesn't get to talk to a counselor..........Please someone help me to understand what is going on.
Get him out of there, I was there in early 2011 and nothing you said surprises me. Do whatever you can to get him out because the directors will manipulate him into staying.
Now I'm glad my hand was stayed from contributing money to this organization.

Since: May 14

Location hidden

#41 May 17, 2014
Nick Smith wrote:
I was at the Tc in dublin last year and its the most crooked place ive ever seen. God saved my life, but that place didnt do it. They kicked me out for smoking a cigarette after working an 80 hour week for free and i was sent to a prison work camp for that on my probation. im glad i got kicked out because david kincaid and hershall and charlie bradley there are all a bunch of bullshit and liars and money hungry people who had there hand in the money pot.
I met some of them 5/16/14 outside a Conyers WalMart fundraising and recounted some of my Christian experiences for over an hour while getting snickers and laughter from the teens and no knowledge or witnessing from the adult team leader. I did not contribute because I had not researched them yet. Glad I took mental notes and witnessed to them. And thank you too.

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