Life was pretty good growing up in a private school. Upon attending public school my life spiraled down hill pretty rapidly. I attended numerous parties, after school dances and sporting activities. This is when I first experimented with heroin. 

When I was 18 years old, I fractured some vertebrae in my back and was put on pain medication and was introduced to narcotics.  Narcotics and heroin solved a lot of emotions and trouble I was going through.

My addiction intensified after being married to a controlling and abusive man for four and a half years.  In July 2012, I broke down and confessed everything to my pastor and parents.

I arrived at Teen Challenge in August, angry, bitter and wanting nothing to do with the program.  During a church service the pastor spoke on  surrendering.  I cried out to God at the altar call. 

I asked him why nothing had changed in my life since being in the program. God’s answer was simple: ‘you have to surrender your whole life to me.’ 

I have never felt such joy and peace as I did when I surrendered my whole life to God.  He has now given me a love for others and a desire to want to serve them. 

After graduating from Milwaukee Teen Challenge in July of 2013, I accepted a one-year internship at Montana Teen Challenge Center. I wanted to give back what was given to me. 

I am a living and walking testament to God’s grace and mercy. I have stood on the scripture since I came to Teen Challenge that says “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13.

Thank you for your supporting Teen Challenge!

If you or a loved one is struggling with drug and/or alcohol Addiction and in need of Treatment Services, please contact Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin today at 414-748-HELP(4357) or email  We offer many services including the following but not limited to;

  • Free alcohol & drug rehabilitation as well as other drug abuse (AODA) treatment programs
  • Heroin and Opiate help 
  • Residential Treatment Centers for both men and women
  • Sober living houses