Teen Challenge of Western PA opened its doors in 1971 as Pittsburgh Teen Challenge. In 1974, after 3 years in a too small facility on the North Side of Pittsburgh, the center relocated as Teen Challenge of Western Pennsylvania to the present 14 acre property purchased in 1972 from the federal government for $20,000; the facility was the abandoned, burned out, gutted and vandalized former NIKE missile site.
The program provides residential recovery to men ages 18 and over from all ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds. We believe that there is hope for recovery for every individual who is bound with life controlling problems such as an addiction to drugs or alcohol by establishing a relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe there is hope even when all other methods have failed.
We are here to let you know we care about your life! Whether you are a concerned family member or a prospective client you will find information here that will help you or someone you know find freedom from addiction. Teen Challenge can help! "We care for those who care enough to change."
Teen Challenge lays the foundation for hundreds of disenfranchised men and women, who have battled the bondage of addiction, to reclaim their lives and re-enter society as healthy, whole, productive members. We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.