Despite our name, Teen Challenge also works extensively with adults.
Most adults who arrive at our doors bring with them a tragic history of substance abuse and other life-controlling problems. At Teen Challenge, the journey to sobriety includes attention to the
spiritual needs of those who seek our help.
With a focus on the practical applications of Christian
teachings, adults not only learn how to change deeply entrenched, self-destructive behavior, but to discover a new identity in Christ that makes these changes possible. Adults who come to Teen
Challenge not only receive a holistic approach to recovery from life-controlling problems, but acquire a new value system that honors family, takes responsibility for community, cultivates a positive
work ethic, and helps them become productive, healthy members of society.
Teen Challenge, a proven faith-based rehabilitation program,
was launched in 1958 by Pastor David Wilkerson. Now, with over 240 centers nationwide and a U.S. Government recognized cure rate of 86%, Teen Challenge relies on local community support to deliver
its "Faith-Based Solution to the Drug Epidemic."
El Paso was once considered the largest city in the United
States without a Teen Challenge center. In 2007, Pastor Albert (Executive Director) & Martha Ibarra (Bookkeeper) moved their family from Midland, TX, where they served on the staff of Teen
Challenge Permian Basin for over 20 years, to open a Teen Challenge residential center in El Paso, TX. Today, women's program has the capacity to house 13 women. We endeavor to help people become
mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.
Our 10-12 month long program is completely free of charge to
the women and their families. We ask that each women ready to enter the program is tired of the life they have been living and ready to make a long-term commitment to the Lord and to complete the
program. The individual, family, and the entire community benefit from the services provided by Teen Challenge El Paso.
Find out more about our people and the history of Teen Challenge.