Archive for June 2013

Get your fireworks today!

Get your fireworks today!

Come and buy fireworks for the 4th of July and support Teen Challenge of Texas.   Both the Azle and San Antonio Men’s campuses have firework stands this year.  All proceeds go to Teen Challenge of Texas.   Also, if you need prayer, stop by one of the firework stands and our Teen Challenge guys will pray with you.


The San Antonio Teen Challenge firework stand is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. until July 3rd and will be open until midnight on July 4th.  They are located at 19404 State Hwy. 16 South, San Antonio, TX 78264.  The firework stand is adjoining the San Antonio Teen Challenge property behind the woodshop on 16 and 1604.


TCoT Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

TCoT Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization



The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) recently announced the accreditation of

Teen Challenge of Texas.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

Teen Challenge of Texas joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 20 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal.  When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to being a faith-based solution to the drug epidemic,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.

Founded in 1968, Teen Challenge of Texas provides Christian recovery services to individuals of every age and social background. They also provide drug abuse prevention, by educating people on the dangers and reality of drug abuse in our society.

To learn more about Teen Challenge of Texas and their stewardship opportunities, visit ServantMatch®, ECFA’s program that matches God’s servants with the stewardship options of ECFA members based on ministry sectors and categories.  It is ECFA’s newest online feature that allows you to quickly and easily find giving opportunities.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance.  For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.

Teen Challenge of Texas Opens new Women & Children’s Program

Teen Challenge of Texas Opens new Women & Children’s Program

Women and Children


Teen Challenge of Texas recently opened a Women and Children’s program in May at the Houston women’s campus in Pasadena, Texas.

“We are excited to announce the opening of our women and children’s program,” said Leena Abraham, director of the Teen Challenge of Texas women’s campus in Houston.

“This is an opportunity for women who are pregnant or who have children to receive the recovery help that they need while also taking parenting classes and being mentored on how to be a godly mother.” 

This program models the lifestyle of a working mom.  The women are active in the recovery program during the day and responsible for caring for their child or children in the evenings and weekends.

There are currently 12 beds available for the women and children’s program and space to grow.  “My vision is to see us increase our capacity to house a large number of women and children,” Abraham said.

There is a great need to provide help to female addicts who are single moms, but there are also financial expenses to run a program like this.  Teen Challenge of Texas has set up a Sponsor-A-Student program to help moms with children come to Teen Challenge and offer a successfully-proven faith-based recovery program so they can obtain the help they need.

For only $500 a month per woman, or $250 a month per child, you could sponsor a mom or child in the Sponsor-A-Student program and make a difference in changing lives.  This sponsorship program gives women addicts a chance for healthy recovery, healing, and education to be a better parent.  It gives babies and young children a chance to not have to be separated from their moms while their mothers are getting the help they need to be free from their life-controlling addictions.

There are many women with children who need help, but choose not to go to a recovery program because they would never leave their children for a long period of time, or they may not have any safe place to leave their children while they themselves are trying to get help.  The Teen Challenge of Texas women and children’s program is a comprehensive Christian faith-based solution.

Will you help?  Will you sponsor a mom or child?  Will you make a difference today?

For more information about our Sponsor-A-Student program, call (713) 941-2720 or


-New Playground Equipment

-New or slightly used children’s books, toys, and clothes

-New or slightly used maternity clothing

*All donations to Teen Challenge of Texas are tax-deductible.



Hello, my name is Oliver. When my dad retired from the army, we moved into a residential neighborhood.  Trying to make new friends at 14, I began smoking cigarettes, pot, and drinking beer.  By the time I was 18, I had gone to juvenile hall for residential burglary.  I continued in this lifestyle.  I believe God brought Georgia into my life to slow me down.  We dated for a year before we married.  We had a baby boy soon after.  One day my wife and son died in a car accident.  For years I tried to drown my sorrows with drinking.  God sent me a Christian friend who told me about Teen Challenge.  I was so addicted to alcohol that I was rushed to a hospital where I was able to detox.  I asked a nurse for a Bible. As I began reading the Gospel, all my shakes, sweats, and hallucinations disappeared.  God’s word says in 2nd Corinthians 5:17 “They that are in Christ are a new creation, the past is gone, behold all has become new.”  I thank Jesus for new beginnings and know if I continue to follow Christ, joy and happiness will be upon my heart.  Amen!


About Us

Adult and Teen Challenge is the faith-based SOLUTION for the drug epidemic. The scope of Adult & Teen Challenge has grown over the years, and now serves adults as well as teenagers. There are over 200 Teen Challenge campuses in the United States, and over 1000 centers world wide in over 80 countries, which provide Christian recovery services to individuals of every age and social background. Typically, these services are long-term residential recovery centers which provide a life-encompassing environment through which the participant is able to change their lifestyle and develop a plan for a future free from addiction.