TEEN CHALLENGE OF FLORIDA INC

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Job Training, Religion

Location: 24 W. 10th St. Columbus GA 31901 USA

Mission: Teen Challenge of Florida provides a faith-based approach to treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. The residential program involves individual and group counseling, Bible study, Christian curriculum, and church services. The program also provides approved high school-equivalent classes for the juvenile centers and GED access for the adult centers. Work-training requirements are also part of the adult programs to re-introduce work-ethic, discipline, responsibility, teamwork, and other necessary habits and skills to the students.

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Rating: 5 stars  

teen challenges are just what they need to be i went through the one in denver and its hard hard but it changed my life it literally changed my life and no they didnt brainwash me or anything now the counslers arent always certified mine wasnt but he was great and the other counseler was. now i cant speak for the tc in florida but the director of tc in denver went through it and so did a few guys i know and they say its a thousand times more strict. i cant believe you said they even hire ex cons well no shi* thats what they do! they change an addicts life into a good life unlike people like you that accuse judge and kick them to the curb ass the director of tc in denver was a addict in new york as a kid and now he changes and saves lifes everyday so dont talk about cons and addicts like there scum are you without sin? were all human and make mistakes

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Rating: 1 stars  

WARNING: DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILD IN ANY TEEN CHALLENGE FACILITY.

BEWARE: TEEN CHALLENGE IS NOT LICENSED OR REGULATED BY THE GOVERNMENT. There are no licensed, certified or qualified counselors on staff because they are not required to hire them. IN FACT, Teen Challenge has a history of hiring ex-cons and convicted sex offenders and they lie about their success rate.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT A "TREATMENT" FACILITY! YOU WILL NOT GET HELP FOR BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS OR ADDICTIONS BY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. CHILDREN DO NOT GET HELP IN TEEN CHALLENGE. THERE ARE WIDESPREAD REPORTS CHILDREN ARE ISOLATED, ABUSED, BEATEN, STARVED AND BRAINWASHED.

This is not "treatment" and it certainly isn't Christianity. Real Christians would not treat children like this.

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How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at the Teen Challenge Center for Adult Men in Tallahassee,Florida, which is under the parent group-Teen Challenge of Florida. I have seen the change in these men during their 12 month stay at our center whether they came to the program voluntarily, or, if they were court ordered to the program to avoid jail time.The staff truly cares about each individual, no matter their circumstance and no matter if they pay a dime or anything for their stay at the center.Turning around from a life long addiction is a hard thing to do & would want to get my help for a better life at Teen Challenge Tallahassee Men's Center.

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I chose to volunteer at this program because I have personally seen a man's life be transformed and made whole through going through the 12 month program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more income so they could do more things to help more men. Like a bigger facility.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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