TEEN CHALLENGE OF FLORIDA INC

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

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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.
Programs: Teen Challenge of Florida operates adult men, adult women, juvenile boys, and juvenile girls residential programs in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Total persons assisted when at capacity is nearly 1,000. Teen Challenge also operates a counselor training institute that prepares people, many of whom are graduates of Teen Challenge treatment programs, for employment at any Teen Challenge center in the country.
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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

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

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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.

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

None

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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