November 2-5, representatives of 12 countries gathered for the annual Fall Leadership Retreat, in Ireland. Four amazing days of spiritual emphasis, teaching, meeting, sharing, praying, fellowship, and visiting the Teen Challenge centers in Ireland.
In October, two centers from TC Germany have uploaded a video about the work they do. These TC centers are located in Emsland and in Gutes Land. The videos are in German, but even if you don't understand this language, they give a good impression of the work Teen Challenge does in Germany. We hope you enjoy these videos.
Europe Teen Challenge represents 38 countries in Europe and Asia.
The work of Teen Challenge in Albania is in it's early stages. The need for Teen Challenge in Albania - Southeastern Europe - is great. According to official numbers around 60,000 people deal with addiction in Albania. But the chances are the number of people struggling with addiction and substance abuse is much larger.
Charitable religious mission "Return" (Teen Challenge Belarus) is founded by Council of bishops of the Evangelical Integrated Church in Republic of Belarus for implementation of religious, charitable and educational activity with performance of functions of social character.
Teen Challenge Belgium (in Wallonia) has a Coffee-House ministry and is in the process of starting a women's center. The vision of Teen Challenge Belgium in the French-speaking part is not just for Belgium, but for the entire French-speaking part of Western Europe.
Teen Challenge Croatia has a long history. In the nineties they operated two rehab centers (for men and women). In that time of war and post-war transition Croatia had an epidemic of addiction. Teen Challenge played a significant role in fighting this epidemic. Many young people have found the way of freedom. In the last ten years, TC Croatia was not active. Step (TC Croatia) wants to renew the work of Teen Challenge in Croatia.
Teen Challenge Czech Republic was established in 1994. Today they work in more than 10 cities throughout the Czech Republic. They have contact centers, street work activities, centers for men and women, re-entry programs of subsequent care, primary preventions and children's centers.
Teen Challenge in France.
Teen Challenge Georgia is a comprehensive residential (12 months), faith-based rehabilitation program for all men with any life-controlling addiction problems.
Teen Challenge in Germany (TCD) is a non-profit, and interdenominational faith-based organization with 14 locations. TCD works with people in need; especially addicts and those who are mentally ill.
T.C. “Open House’’ Foundation (Teen Challenge Hungary) has been functioning since 2005 in district XIV of Budapest. The foundation offers and does preventative work through free-time programs, to teenagers who are in endangered situations, lost, emotionally hurt, dealing with behavioral troubles, and mostly hang out on the streets and in malls. Our primary task is to form personal relationships, personal chaperoning.
Teen Challenge in Iceland.
Tiglin (Teen Challenge Ireland) operate a 16 month Residential treatment programme for men and women in addiction, a day programme for 20 participants who are at various stages of their recovery, and a mobile cafe called No Bucks Cafe.
Teen Challenge Israel was established in 2007 as a response to the urgent need among addicts in Israel. Their goal is to help those bound by life-controlling problems to find hope, freedom and change.
L’Arca Teen Challenge (Teen Challenge Italy) offers addiction prevention, Christian counseling and training in Christian counseling, addiction, drugs, prevention, abuse, families, adolescence, communication, pastoral care and Christian sociology.
Teen Challenge Kazakhstan provides youth and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol addiction.
"Life at Teen Challenge is a series of amazing impossibilities: people who come in with nothing, having lost everything, yet they find everything they were ever looking for; a place where the weak become strong; where the takers become givers, and the needy see there needs met. They thought they had lost their last chance at life, but now have a new life in Christ!"
Teen Challenge Macedonia was officially founded in 1995. Their goal is to offer successful and complete rehabilitation and reintegration into society for those who are often referred to as "the bottom" of society. The want to show that the root of the addiction problem is a lack of attention, love and understanding, will and time for the problems of the young adults.
Teen Challenge Malta will be dedicated to reaching the youth of Malta with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is a generation in Malta that hasn’t been reached with the Gospel, with drug, alcohol, and pre-marital sex becoming an increasing problem. The pioneers of Teen Challange Malta will dedicate their lives to evangelizing and discipling this group.
Teen Challenge Moldova has a rehabilitation center.
Soon, we will post more information about Teen Challenge in Moldova.
Teen Challenge Netherlands exists to help and see lives change by the power of God. Teen Challenge Netherlands reaches out to lost, troubled, broken people; to bring back hope and see lives being restored.
Teen Challenge Poland was established in 1988 when they opened their first rehabilitation center. The task of Teen Challenge Poland is the overall care of addicts, from the moment of first contact on the streets until they return to society.
Desafio Jovem (Teen Challenge) Portugal is fully committed to assist men and women with life controlling problems and their families, providing them not only a way out from drug abuse, but also the opportunity to restart a sober, free and dignified life.
The ministry of Teen Challenge in Romania includes rehab, outreach and a church.
Raskrsce Teen Challenge Serbia was founded by Sasha and Svetlana Ivanovic, who have also been rehabilitated from a heroin addiction in 1987. Raskrsce, TC Serbia, arised as an answer to the need of more and more people asking help from the Ivanovic's.
Teen Challenge Slovakia was founded in August 1995. They run a resocialization center for men called Restart. Early 2011 the accredited Children's Home Compass was established and later that year they started a re-entry.
Teen Challenge Slovenia is a non-governmental organization that exists to provide assistance and advice to people who have problems with any kind of addiction. Their mission: "giving hope to the hopeless".
Teen Challenge in Spain.
Teen Challenge Ukraine believes that the Good News of the Gospel is accessible to EVERYONE. Because of such ministries as the rehabilitation programs, the support groups and the prevention programs, Teen Challenge Ukraine offers hope for a new life that is free of any kind of addiction.
The ministry of Teen Challenge came to the UK in the 1970s. Teen Challenge in the United Kingdom has 12 local teams with over 500 workers made up from staff and volunteers, who work in multiple locations across the UK. They also have 6 Residential Centers, which are in England, Scotland and Wales.
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