Life-changing 100&1 Club Event

Teen Challenge SA’s 100&1 Club held its first corporate event on 21 April 2022, attended by 28 guests and hosted by Hub & Spoke, our corporate partner in strategy and design. Guests had the opportunity to mingle and connect, and the event featured several guest speakers. John Lochowiak, Hub & Spoke partner Indigenous relations, provided…

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Open Day and Ride 4 Rehab a success!

Staff, students and volunteers would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our open day at Strathalbyn on 6 November. During the week before, we were watching the weather and preparing for a rainy day, but we were blessed with sunshine and blue skies. First to arrive were the motorbike riders…

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Ride raises vital funds

The ‘Break the Chains 2021: Ride for Recovery Challenge’ was held from 1 to 31 October 2021 with a small but dedicated group of 8 registered riders supported by hundreds of loyal supporters. By the 11.59pm deadline on 31 October, a collective total of 3,990.37 kilometres were ridden over the 31 days, and $21,529 was…

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Will you rise to the challenge?

The 100&1 Club is a new Teen Challenge SA initiative raising money to help people overcome addiction. It involves 100+ people raising $1,000 each (or more!) over 10 weeks. The 100&1 Club members undertake self-directed activities as an individual or team that are challenging, enjoyable and fun, such as getting fit, cleaning out your shed,…

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Our Promised Land

It didn’t quite take 40 years – although sometimes it felt like it – but our move to Strathalbyn has certainly yielded milk and honey – and alpacas, sheep, goats, turkey, geese, chickens, ducks and guinea fowl.

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You got us over the line!

In the summer 2020 edition of our newsletter, we announced that Teen Challenge had been given a God-opportunity to purchase a new rehabilitation facility in Strathalbyn and that a major partner offered support of a low-interest loan of 1.2 million dollars to see this vision of a permanent home come into being. We are pleased…

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Teen Challenge on the radio

On Sunday 22 November 2020, Teen Challenge SA was invited to speak on 1079 Life as part of their Sunday Night Talk segment with Paul and Laureen Newsham. Two of our students, Trystram and Tavis, shared their stories on-air about addiction and rehab, and Trystram even performed a song he wrote. Our CEO Graham also…

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New board member at Teen Challenge

We recently welcomed Pastor Greg Donald to the Teen Challenge SA board. Greg is the senior pastor of Engage Church Kadina, and he is an ordained minister with Australian Christian Churches. Before this appointment, Greg spent over ten years pastoring in the Northern Territory. In the Northern Territory, he managed four crisis intervention youth centres…

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Intake procedure now online

With the onset of COVID-19, we have made some changes to our intake procedure. We now have an online intake form on our website. New applicants can make an online application, which is then emailed directly to our intake officer. The good thing about an online form is that when someone decides to consider rehab,…

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End of a chapter for Eddy

After approximately nine years of working with us, Eddy is moving on. Eddy first heard about Teen Challenge SA through his youth work placement. He then started volunteering at the homelessness shelter in Whitmore Square in Adelaide. Like many, Eddy felt the call to the ministry for the lost. He decided that after his placement,…

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