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 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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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!!