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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!