Archive for November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank You
We appreciate you and from everyone at Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas we would like to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

New Kitchen Completed at San Antonio Men’s Campus

SA Men kitchen tablesFive and a half years ago a fire broke out and burned the kitchen at the San Antonio men’s campus.  Since then, the San Antonio Teen Challenge men have used other facilities for cooking and serving meals to the students while trying to rebuild their kitchen.   This year, the men’s campus was given funds from an anonymous donor for the new kitchen project.  The San Anonio campus worked hard this year and did a complete overhaul of the entire kitchen with new flooring, celing, electrical, fire suppression system, commercial kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, lights, etc…

Sa Men kitchen equipmentJust this week the local fire marshall approved the use of the new kitchen. Thursday, May 26th on Thanksgiving Day, the San Antonio campus will have their first meal in their new kitchen and dining area.

The public is welcome to join students and staff from the San Antonio men’s campus for a ribbon cutting scheduled at 11:45 a.m. to dedicate the new kitchen.  Following the ribbon cutting, a Thanksgiving meal will be served to all in attendance including the families of the Adult & Teen Challenge students.

SA Men kitchen counter

While the kitchen is ready for use, there is still a huge need for a sprinkler system.  $50,000 must be raised in the next six months for a new sprinkler system in order for the kitchen doors to stay open.  Will you help keep the momentum going and give today?  If you would like to help with the Sprinkler Project, please contact Men’s Director, Floyd Miles III at or call the San Antonio men’s campus at (210) 624-2075.

New Creation: Gavin

Gavin Krueger, SA Men

Hello, my name is Gavin. I grew up in a good home but I started to rebel as I got older. By my mid 20’s I became an IV drug user.  My life was hopeless and I hit rock bottom.  With the help of my loving family, I got into Adult & Teen Challenge and found Jesus Christ. I have never looked back.

5K Freedom Run Video

5K Freedom Run Video

Thank You for Supporting the 5K Freedom Run

Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas hosted its 2nd annual 5K Freedom Run/Walk at OP Schnabel Park at the Graff Pavilion located in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  It was a beautiful day with 242 participants running and walking in the 5K race including several staff and students from the San Antonio campus.

5k Roy Neal 5k Charles Anderson Neal with ribbon 5k runners5k couple

“This was my first race. I’m very happy it was for a good cause,” said Noah Benson, 1st place Winner.

“I absolutely loved the location! There were birds, deer and lots of trees. It was beautiful. It was also moving to see so many people there to support our cause,” said Holly Carey, ATCOT student.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, and runners from this year’s 5K for supporting Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas. We especially would like to thank our volunteers at the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office and our top two sponsors: Diamond Trucking Company, and Texas Electronic Security Systems, Inc. We also would like to thank Starbucks for providing coffee. We appreciate all of our friends and partners for supporting Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas. We hope that you will participate again next year for the 3rd annual 5K Freedom Run.

If you would like to see the winners an5k student runnersd their race times, click onto 5K Race Results at



Pedro: A New Creation

Pedro Zambrano.SA Men

My name is Pedro and I am 25 years old from Dallas, Texas.  I was raised in a broken home and I eventually began using drugs when I was 17.  Drug addiction led me to live a depressed and pointless life.  But through the midst of all my troubles I called on the name of the Lord and He delivered me.  Christ has given me the joy and peace I’ve been craving all of my life.

Alumni Reunions SAT MARCH 7, 2015 – 3 Locations


Save the date on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from noon to 5:00 p.m. for the Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas annual Alumni Reunions. This year we are hosting three alumni reunions in three locations for alumni in Dallas/Fort Worth area, Houston area, and San Antonio area. If you are a graduate from ANY of the Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas campuses, come to an alumni reunion nearest you. Bring your whole family and join us for a full day of fun, food, and fellowship.

Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas alumni reunions will be hosted at:

Azle Campus
1099 Flat Rock Rd.
Azle, TX 76020

Houston Women’s Campus
802 Fresa Rd.
Pasadena, TX 77502

San Antonio Campus
3850 S. Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78264

Please RSVP with Sara Woodcock at and let her know HOW MANY guests are coming with you and WHAT CAMPUS REUNION you will be attending (Azle, Houston, or San Antonio).

Watch for more details coming soon on the Events page.

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.