TESTIMONIALS

Olga’s Story

Please note that we no longer have a women’s program. My name is Olga, I was always a party girl, and I loved to laugh, have fun and drink alcohol. Unfortunately this turned into an alcohol addiction which crept up on me subtly over many years. It then expanded to prescription medication, smoking and amphetamines,…

Jason’s Story

I picked up my first drink at the age of 14. Although I didn’t know it at the time, alcoholism would plague me for the next 28 years. I grew up in a broken home and my family unit was dysfunctional at best. Abuse, substance issues and mental illness were rampant and everyone was just…

Dean’s Story

My story with Teen Challenge SA began back in August 2013, when I went on a road trip to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with my wife and two daughters. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a God journey that would take my family, who had only ever known the Gold Coast…

Sarah’s Story

I was raised in a Catholic home as a farmers daughter in Southern Rhodesia, which is now known as Zimbabwe. At the age of eleven I was sent to a convent boarding school about an 8 hour drive from our small town as there were no high schools there at the time. I loved God…

Kim’s Story

Please note that we no longer have a women’s program. My last chance with the disease of alcoholism Kim started the Living Free program in December of 2012 and completed the year with nine months of re-entry. Read about Kim’s story and her experience with alcoholism: I was blessed growing up. I have two older…

Kieran’s Story

I first heard about Teen Challenge 5 years ago, but I did not really care too much about my lifestyle at that point, so I took no interest. At the age of 10 my mum could not handle me anymore so she dropped me off at my Dads house. I felt like my Dad only…

Eddy’s Story

My life a few years ago could have been described as angry and aimless. I was lacking fulfilment and it seemed that no matter what direction I took, I was not finding it. I grew up in church going every Sunday with Mum and my brother, out of obligation. It was a ritual that I…

Elise’s Story

Growing up in a traditional church, TC Chapel was unlike any church I had ever been to. When my own family was falling apart, Teen Challenge represented a family and a support network. It was a place where many people were not afraid to let their real selves show. It was this acceptance to be…

Amber’s Story

Please note that we no longer have a women’s rehab program. My life was filled with drugs, alcohol and relationships. I had no stability and was always looking to escape reality. I often found myself pushing away those that were close to me, and as a result people and jobs would come and go. I…