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Teen Challenge of Peoria Redemption Center is a 24-hour residential center for men age 18 and older who are dealing with drug and/or alcohol addictions. Teen Challenge is a faith-based ministry, which believes there is a cure for drug addiction, alcoholism and life-controlling problems. Our goal is to help hurting people become whole persons in a broken world.

Teen Challenge of Illinois is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Illinois, and is completely supported by donations.
This 14-month character development program offers a daily regiment of structured, disciplined living. The results have been absolutely incredible. A study by the National Institute for Drug Abuse found that a Teen Challenge center had an 86% cure rate for heroin addiction. In 1992, Dr. Roger Thompson of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga conducted a study focusing on 13 years of Teen Challenge graduates.
Dr. Thompson found that 75% of the graduates were still drug free, 67% were abstaining from both drugs and alcohol, and 88% needed no further treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. Using the same approach, Teen Challenge of Illinois claims a cure rate of over 70%.
Teen Challenge is not a traditional medical-model drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. We are a faith-based, Christ centered alternative to help men and women rebuild their lives. There is a cure for the drug epidemic plaguing our nation. We believe the cure is found only in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Political and Other Notable Endoresements
Former President George H. Bush - "Teen Challenge is known throughout the world for providing successful drug and alcohol recovery programs. Law enforcement officials, judges, mayors, governors and other prominent community and country leaders, including several US Presidents, advocate the mission of Teen Challenge.
Your services have aided many in learning how to lead productive and happy lives, while still others have benefited from your programs on how to avoid serious problems. I share your belief that it is vital that we teach our young people about the importance of adhering to traditional values, the dignity of work, acceptance of personal responsibility, love for one's neighbor, and respect for the Creator.
I commend you, for helping to instill such values and for reminding young people that humility and resolve lead to patience and strength. These virtues, by their nature, build self-worth and dignity. Keep up the good work."
Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis “I believe in the work of this great organization. The success stories of the individuals who have been helped by Teen Challenge are testimony to the powerful impact this program has on people’s lives. I commend you on your efforts to help better the community.”
John King, Lead Pastor Riverside Community Church “Teen Challenge has proven to be a blessing to Peoria, and continue to amaze me by the way they are rescuing young men and turning them into Men of God.”
Sheriff Mike McCoy “As Sheriff of Peoria County, I am very supportive of the work of Teen Challenge-Peoria. I am truly amazed and tremendously encouraged by the many lives that have been restored and the positive impact this organization makes in the community. Keep up the good work.”
Chief Steve Settingsgaard “Teen Challenge-Peoria is a tremendous program that is making a positive impact on the lives of those who battle addiction. It is the best hope that we have for drug and alcohol abuse. I’m pleased to be counted as one of your supporters.”
Bishop LeRoy Davis, Word of Faith Ministries “Teen Challenge is an extraordinary ministry which facilitates change in the lives of men in a way that local churches are unequipped to handle. Where lives are mended, testimonies are born, and men regain their nobility.”
East Peoria Mayor Dave Mingus “We are very fortunate to have Teen Challenge located in our community. Because of their spiritually based program, lives are changed”
Jim McConoughey, President and CEO The Heartland Partnership “Your dedication, service and leadership has given hope to not only those whose lives are being destroyed by addiction, but also the community to which you serve. I applaud your humanitarian efforts and commitment to ensuring a better future for Peoria.”
Charles Colson "The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed."
Art Linkletter "In my opinion, Teen Challenge is doing the best all-around job of providing the kids with something meaningful in their lives. And that's what they all need. . .I thank you for your continuing support for Teen Challenge."
Rev. Billy Graham "I've believed in this ministry since its very beginning. And I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge!"
Ruth Graham "We have long been aware of the tremendous ministry of Teen Challenge. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for places like Teen Challenge that not only understand the problem, but know God, who can set young people free and transform them into whole, useful, caring people."
President Ronald Reagan "Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with their substance abuse, but is also gives our kids something to live for-a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere."
 
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