For Drug Addiction Treatment
Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge is a one-year, live-in Christian discipleship program for adults struggling with life controlling problems such as drugs and alcohol. Our goal is to help our students become established in society through holistic recovery and Christ-based mentoring, education, and job training.
The Robbie Dawson Women’s Rehab Center
The women’s campus provides effective Adult & Teen Challenge substance abuse treatment program for women by combining counseling, classroom learning, group and personal studies, household duties, and work therapy training. Learn More
The Great Lakes Men’s Center of Hope
The men’s center is considered one of the top Adult & Teen Challenge substance abuse treatment facilities in America. The program focuses on achieving abstinence from alcohol and drugs, building the foundation to support recovery for a lifetime. Learn More
Your Path to Recovery Lives Here
Teen Challenge was originally founded in 1958 with the intention of providing a safe place for drug addicts and alcoholics to come off the streets and learn a new, responsible way of living.
At our substance abuse treatment centers, we hold true to this divine purpose. We provide effective, low-cost drug rehab, faith-based residential recovery programs for both men and women struggling with life controlling addictions.
Living Responsibly Starts with Knowing God and Continues by Freeing Yourself from Excuses
Our substance abuse treatment centers are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and offer a combination of group and personal studies, duties and responsibilities, and work therapy. This allows our participants to learn and develop useful skills in order to re-enter society as sober, stable, and productive individuals.
Learn about the Robby Dawson Home for Women and Men’s Center of Hope Campus, or continue reading for more detailed program information on our low-cost substance abuse treatment centers.
Christ-Centered Curriculum for Group & Personal Studies
Adult & Teen Challenge Christian substance abuse treatment centers use a proven curriculum to introduce new and more mature Christians to basic life issues, providing them with a solid foundation for living in today’s society.
Each subject provides practical lessons to help apply Biblical truths to everyday challenges – tackling a variety of topics, such as:
- How Can I Know I’m a Christian?
- Growing Through Failure
- Obedience to God
- Anger and Personal Rights
- Loving and Accepting Myself
- Personal Relationships with Others, & More
Work Therapy Program
Each afternoon, our residents take the lessons they study and put them into practice. Consistent work habits are emphasized and job training strengthened by the mindset that we all work as unto the Lord.
We offer a variety of work therapy at Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge, including vehicle clean up, vehicle repair, Super Thrift Store retail, yard maintenance, and office work – to name a few.
At both the Robby Dawson Home for Women and the Men’s Center of Hope Campus, our residents perform the cleaning and cooking duties, as well as general upkeep of the recovery centers.
They also answer the phones and learn to direct those who call looking for help. In doing this, each resident engages in and provides for their own rehabilitation program, while gaining marketable skills for future employment.
How do we balance the different aspects of our residential care facilities? You’ll find a more detailed look at the daily schedules for both of our Milwaukee recovery centers below.
Recovery Programs Success Rate
Adult & Teen Challenge is a faith based substance abuse treatment program which receives no government funding and operates solely through the support of donations. The cost to operate Teen Challenge drug rehab or alcohol rehab for one person is approximately 1/4 the cost of a similar type government run program. Despite this, studies have shown our programs deliver success rates of 87% of graduates living drug free lives.
Our Great Lakes Recovery Centers, the Robby Dawson Home for Women and Men’s Center of Hope Campus, have been extremely successful, directly assisting over 1,000 men and women in the past 25 years conquer their addictions to drugs and alcohol.
Teen Challenge has also held over 1,500 prevention programs in school, jails, and churches throughout the state in the last 20 years.