Our Mission


Teen Challenge of St. Louis is dedicated to restoring broken lives by offering a transformative 4-14 month residential program based on Christian principles to help men and women overcome addictions and return to society as productive citizens. Our program is holistic – we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to us for help. Teen Challenge’s mission is to help individuals become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.

Despite our name, Teen Challenge of St. Louis works extensively with young men and women, 18 – 35 and older. Most adults who arrive at our doors bring with them a tragic history of substance abuse or other life-controlling problems. At Teen Challenge of St. Louis, 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, individuals not only learn how to change deeply entrenched, self-destructive behavior, but to discover a new identity in Christ that makes these changes possible. Through Bible-based classes, individual study, personal mentoring, work ethics training, and involvement in the Christian community, we facilitate the transition to conquer life-controlling problems.

Thanks to the generous contributions from caring individuals, churches, organizations and the business community, we are able to provide our residential services for a minimal one-time fee.