Adult and Teen Challenge wants the community to know they’re here for the needs of anyone struggling with addiction and recovery.
A faith-based organization that began in 1958, Adult and Teen Challenge is all over the world helping local communities and are a safe space right here in Thunder Bay.
Their vision is to put Hope Within Reach for our communities; to see all people freed from life-controlling issues through the power of Jesus Christ.
Events and awareness
In Thunder Bay, Adult and Teen Challenge hosts a plethora of events, such as Sled for Eternity, Golf Tournaments, Banquet dinners and even paintball for those more adventurous.
A few of the services they offer in Thunder Bay include long-term residential programs, non-residential small groups, support groups for family/loved ones and drug awareness presentations.
Family/Loved One Support
Families benefit immensely from getting help for themselves at Adult & Teen Challenge’s Concerned Persons Group. The curriculum the group covers, along with a small group setting allows them the opportunity to walk alongside people on their journey.
Donations and micro-enterprises
Adult and Teen Challenge is able to offer these programs through donations from the community and micro-enterprises that assist with running the organization changing people’s lives.
“We run on donations and our micro enterprises,” says Robby Ahuja, director of the NW Ontario.
One well-known micro enterprise is Super Thrift, located at 107 Johnson Ave. Additional ways to support are through monetary donations and their vehicle donation program. (Call 807-345-2277 for more information)
Here to stay
With structured programming, support groups and more available through their micro-enterprises and additional fundraising events, Adult and Teen Challenge in Thunder Bay is a staple for our community.