Western Michigan Teen Challenge depends upon donations to keep its doors open and the lights on. If there was, a lot of them couldn't come," said Sue Seals, an instructor with Teen Challenge. Arnie Kelm has lived diagonally from the nonprofit organization since it started.
Hall grew up in a loving home and went to Christian school. But his drug use began with alcohol and marijuana in high school, and progressed in volume and frequency as he got older. Neighbors share their views.
In the early years, Kelm admits he snooped around the property. He was shooed away a couple times, but his curiosity got the better of him. The new residential treatment ministry was peculiar to Kelm.
Life Challenge Southeastern Michigan offers faith-based recovery services to women and men that need substance abuse counseling. They provide addiction counseling through long-term residential treatment and support programs. These programs aim to provide supportive and compassionate recovery to the clients under their care so they might adopt the same healthy habits.
Former Western Michigan Teen Challenge students pray during a chapel service as they undergo a year-long, discipleship program to help them overcome drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, among other problems. There, in a secluded, residential neighborhood in Norton Shores, McKinnon underwent a strict, year-long program to rid him of the challenges he began facing during his years at Reeths-Puffer High School. Today, he helps lead the same institution that helped him in his twenties and works to promote its existence in the community.
Teen Challenge is the oldest, largest and most successful ministry of its kind in the world Ina young pastor from a farm town in Pennsylvania, took a step of faith into the inner-city of New York City. David Wilkerson started a movement that would change the lives of thousands.
I have never been involved with Teen Challenge, but I have a huge heart for the hurting and lost. Today, Teen Challenge came to our Church, and broke my heart with the testimonies. Their work for God is amazing!
The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy educates, trains, and mentors at-risk youth in a quasi-military environment at no cost to participants, giving young people the skills to become productive and responsible citizens. Applying the military model to alternative education, the Academy promotes competency development through academic opportunities, life skills, and vocational preparation. A mandatory step in the application process, this orientation provides introductory information, an opportunity to ask questions, and concludes with an entry interview.