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June 4, 2013
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June 4, 2013
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While serving as a volunteer with Teen Challenge for many years and I have only been blessed by the focus of this non-profit and how they utilize their volunteers to better lives in our community. If you are looking for a well run and organized group that supports the less fortunate in Knoxville, I would recommend Team Challenge of ET. I promise you will be blessed.

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I wish more volunteers and donors would recognize the benefit of this organization and how it benefits the lives of so many in Knoxville.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 27, 2011
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October 27, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

this teen challenge is the worse place, they work you like hebrew slaves, and they are all about the mighty dollar, sure they teach you about jesus, but they will not let anything interfere with there money making. they have "staff members" who talk about students, and they deem that as okay, because they are staff, i think its pretty sad when you and other ladies witness staff members talking about others, but the program director says sure it's okay they call it concern, but when students do the same thing they call it gossip, thats sad. its a program that teaches you to do as i say not as i do. they have more women leaving because of these things like that. they also have certain staff members who have nothing better to do than talk about other people, and they call that godly, huh! you can find that on the street.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knoxville

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

have staff members who really loved the ladies, that would not sat on there butts and gossip to other staff members

October 1, 2009
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October 1, 2009
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This is a terrific organization. years ago I spent a full month helping them prepare for a charity auction. Everyone is very dedicated and they made it so easy for me to help them get ready for the auction. I would recommend this place to everybody!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

TERRIFIC and VERY dedicated!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

I have served as a volunteer with Teen Challenge at the Women's Crisis Center for several years. I must admit that each time I am asked to volunteer, I'm a little reluctant to give up my "day off" activities. However, there is not one single time that I have gone that I haven't come home high on blessings. I cannot sing enough praises about the staff led by Barbara Mitchell; they are not only spiritual, but they actually care about the program. I know that Barbara leads by example and each of them give much more than is required to just "get the job done". Volunteering at the center has enabled me to get acquainted with the ladies going through the program and listen to their stories. This has left me with many memories - some heartbreaking, some horrendous, and some downright hilarious. I LOVE this organization and feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to be a small part of this truly remarkable program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting someone whose life was changed by going through the program.

Ways to make it better...

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

Try to get the word out to more people. I feel there are a tremendous amount of people in dire need that don't know there is help there for them.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting the women and the staff as well as the blessings I have received.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutely Wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a better facility and perhaps build a center for men in the Knoxville area. Buy more food, clothing and serve more people in need.

Ways to make it better...

The only way my experience could be better would be if I had more time to have more of them!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Constantly not having enough funds and not enough recognition.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 30, 2009

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September 30, 2009

I am on a ministry team in women in jail. Teen Challenge is one of our best resources not only for rehabilitation but for programming, counseling, and literate. Barbara, Lou, and staff are very easy to work with and as we serve our population we can refer them to Teen Challenge with confidence - confidence in follow through, appropriate placement, and outcome. Barbara and usually a woman who has successfully completed the rehabilitation program go into the jail with us once a quarter. I is always one of the most inspiring and motiving sessions we have.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

talking to women who have been placed in drug rehab by Teen Challenge and seen the changes in their lives. Lives are being changed by the Lord. We recognize that change is a process - a journey.

Ways to make it better...

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

clone Lou and Barbara. The community needs more Christian counselors, and I fear the day that Lou has to retire.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The willingness to Teen Challenge to assist our team in a loving, non judgmental manner. They are not competitive, but concerned only about the change in the women in relationship to Christ.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Director, Counselor, intake staff, secretarial, staff at Crisis house

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

use it in service to more people who have the "monkey" of drugs and alchol on their back. I believe this staff would use very little on overhead, and most of it in service to their clientele.

Ways to make it better...

we had more money to use in assisting Teen Challenge in the needs for placement for our clientele.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, money, money.

One thing I'd also say is that...

It is wonderful to work with people who are submissive to the will of God.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

I attended Teen Challenge for counseling and experienced first hand the tremendous love and support from the staff. Teen Challenge is a great resource for anyone who is struggling with peer pressure or is just looking for encouragement. The counselors at Teen Challenge really care about their clients and are committed to spreading the love of Jesus Christ.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

supportive and encouraging

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach the lives of millions of teenagers and young adults that need guidance and support.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 29, 2009

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September 29, 2009

Teen Challenge of East Tennessee provides a wonderful contribution to the city of Knoxville. They have long been a vital resource of hope for troubled individuals and families in the area. From counselling to temporary housing, they provide pratical help coupled with sincere loving care for problems ranging from substance and/or physical abuse to long term rehabilitaion of women who find themselves imprisoned for misdemeanor charges. I have a young daughter who has an on going problem with alcohol and may face a jail sentence in the future. I am extremely thankful for a place like Teen Challenge that can offer her more than a sentence behind bars and actually has the resources to help her successfully change her lifestyle. As a parent, I'm very impressed and relieved to know that there is a place like Teen Challenge available for families with young women who need help.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely kind and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand it's outreach to the community with added staff and larger facilites largely effecting the number of people that will benefit from their services.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 28, 2009

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September 28, 2009

As the Administrative Assistant of a local church I have had the privilege of knowing Barbara Mitchell and Teen Challenge of East TN. I can truly say that Barbara and the staff strive for excellence in all that they do. They have a heart for those in need in the Knoxville area. I have attended several events over the years like the Tent Meeting and Parade of Tables. This organization is worthy of praise. I have heard the testimonies of several ladies that have gone through this program and come out as strong citizens in their community, ready to serve and give back to others in need. I support Teen Challenge of East TN because of their integrity, commitment to excellence, and their proven record of changing lives for the positive. This organization should be commended for their impact in the Knoxville Community and the surrounding areas.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind and helpful. Always willing to listen. Grateful for anyone who can help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 28, 2009

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September 28, 2009

Teen Challenge is a real Christian based program for people in need. Not only are they helped physically and mentally with their problems but Teen Challenge works from the inside (spiritually) out to make sure that the demon of self destruction does not return. This organization serves anyone and everyone that has a need. The positive results are almost 100% if candidates will simply give theirselves to the program. Praise God for the hearts of the Teen Challenge team!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the hearts of fallen people be lifted again to praise God for his mercies on their lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind and loving people with hearts for others in need of help.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 28, 2009

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September 28, 2009

For many years I worked for the missions ministry of my church. Through our missions offering we support Teen Challenge. Each year we have an EXPO that host all the ministries that our church supports financially. It has been an honor to meet and support Barbara Mitchell and Teen Challenge. The work that they do in our community is amazing. They truly are making a difference and changing lives!! I believe in this program with all my heart and only wish we had more financially to give to this program so that it could meet the needs of more individuals in our community. Way to go Teen Challenge and Barbara! I continue to pray for you and your ministry!! May God Richly Bless You...as I know only He can!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and dedicated to the success of this ministry. They truly are a blessing to our community!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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