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

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 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.

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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 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

September 28, 2009

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September 28, 2009

At first as a volunteer I spent every other weekend at the crisis center. On Saturdays we would have free time, bible study, writing in journals, reading, talking, crying. I took the ladies to church on Sunday. This was my first experience doing volunteer work of this kind. Spending time with the women that came through the center was a blessing. A blessing that I had not expected. The Teen Challenge staff became my second family after my church family. I was doubly blessed! As a volunteer now I help where needed. It may be to take the ladies to church, helping teach bible study or helping with fund raisers. My church has become involved with Teen Challenge by offering manual labor and financial support. Praise the Lord for Teen Challenge!

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

men and women that have the heart to serve, to encourage, to love and help women that are at such a critical time in their lives. A time that they are in such pain and reaching out desperately for help and a way to have dreams and a future.

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

We have been to several Teen Challenge Banquets....the work they do is wonderful and they changes they bring to lives is amazing. Keep up the hard work!!! Love & Prayers. Renea

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

seeing the lives it changes.

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

very warm and genuine.

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

Change Tennessee then change the world!

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

While working with I found them to be well organized and that they spend their money wisely. I did some research on their drug rehab program, and found that the University of Tennessee did a study that showed they have around an eighty si x percent success rate. I have heard other studies give them an even higher rate of success. Money donated here is money well spent.

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

Those I have met there were truly concerned about the people who are going through the program there.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

September 28, 2009

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September 28, 2009

I have helped out cleaning the houses used for the women that Teen Challenge of East Tennessee has helped get off the streets. My family and I try to help park cars for the fair each year. We have also helped get the news letter together and ready to mail out. Teen Challenge of East Tennessee has helped so many people out and it is a great Organization and there is a great need for them.

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

the great feeling of satisfaction I get from helping others.

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

all very nice and helpful, very careing and warm hearted.

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

help so many more people and change so many lives for the better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

September 26, 2009

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September 26, 2009

I have been a volunteer at Teen Challenge for many years. The past several years I have given my time to help cater banquets and ministry events. During these events I have seen men and women who have lost all hope find hope once again through the message of Jesus Christ that Teen Challenge offers them. Teen Challenge offers free counseling to anyone in need and residential referrals to men and women for long-term care for drug and alcohol addiction. The most recent and awesome undertaking of Teen Challenge of East Tennessee is the opening of the Ladies Crisis Center. During minstry events I have seen women in need be able to escape from an addicted and controlled lifestyle and enter into a place of safety and deliverance. What an awesome ministry!!

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

seeing broken lives renewed.

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

friendly and caring. They care not only for the needs of people, but care for the life.

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

house men, women and children with addiction problems.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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