The Program

Women deciding they are serious about a permanent change, voluntarily commit to the twelve or more months stay in our structured home environment.

About us

The Program

Fort Worth Teen Challenge is a Christian interdenominational ministry for women ages eighteen and older suffering from life-controlling problems. Some of these problems may include drug and alcohol abuse, physical and sexual abuse, fear, and depression.

The ultimate purpose of our program is to help women who are wounded and broken become stable Christians through the practical application of God’s word to their lives.

About us

The Program

Fort Worth Teen Challenge is a Christian interdenominational ministry for women ages eighteen and older suffering from life-controlling problems. Some of these problems may include drug and alcohol abuse, physical and sexual abuse, fear, and depression.

The ultimate purpose of our program is to help women who are wounded and broken become stable Christians through the practical application of God’s word to their lives.

Our Process

Fort Worth Teen Challenge is not merely a long-term residential program but is also a structured program desiring to produce responsible women. We choose to focus on a “home” type of atmosphere, playing down any likeness to institutionalism. We know that each lady’s symptoms are indicative of deeper problems and conflicts and that a new life in Christ will give them the power and ability to overcome these problems and live a more productive life. The guidance and Bible-based counseling of our dedicated full-time staff, help the women form new patterns of Christian living through practical experiences in everyday life. Women learn to work through relationship problems with their peers and with their families at home. They will learn to apply the character qualities and scripture memory they learn in the classroom to their everyday lives.​ Many times the life-changing power of God is witnessed as the women watch His grace at work in their own lives and also in the lives of those around them.

Our Process

Fort Worth Teen Challenge is not merely a long-term residential program but is also a structured program desiring to produce responsible women. We choose to focus on a “home” type of atmosphere, playing down any likeness to institutionalism. We know that each lady’s symptoms are indicative of deeper problems and conflicts and that a new life in Christ will give them the power and ability to overcome these problems and live a more productive life. The guidance and Bible-based counseling of our dedicated full-time staff, help the women form new patterns of Christian living through practical experiences in everyday life. Women learn to work through relationship problems with their peers and with their families at home. They will learn to apply the character qualities and scripture memory they learn in the classroom to their everyday lives.​ Many times the life-changing power of God is witnessed as the women watch His grace at work in their own lives and also in the lives of those around them.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

It is our purpose to rehabilitate women, teaching them Christian principles on which to base their lives, and ultimately placing them back into society as productive contributors.

Time Frame

The program is designed to last twelve or more months because there needs to be a definite cultural change which can only be facilitated over an extended period of time. Upon entry, the lady will receive contract work, for which she is accountable, classes she must attend, and responsibilities around the house. Each lady is required to complete eight contracts.

After finishing the eight contracts, the lady will move to the Re-Entry part of the program where she will work outside the home while continuing to live at the house. During this phase, each lady will continue to be mentored by the staff to make sure she is still growing in her relationship with the Lord while successfully acclimating back into society as a functioning member.

Time Frame

The program is designed to last twelve or more months because there needs to be a definite cultural change which can only be facilitated over an extended period of time. Upon entry, the lady will receive contract work, for which she is accountable, classes she must attend, and responsibilities around the house. Each lady is required to complete eight contracts.

After finishing the eight contracts, the lady will move to the Re-Entry part of the program where she will work outside the home while continuing to live at the house. During this phase, each lady will continue to be mentored by the staff to make sure she is still growing in her relationship with the Lord while successfully acclimating back into society as a functioning member.

Program Completion & Graduation

Upon completion of the Re-Entry phase, the lady will graduate from the Teen Challenge program. Every graduation individualized. We conduct our graduations in an intimate environment with the lady and her family. This is a special time to honor the hard work and celebrate her new life and her continuing growth in the Lord.

After Graduation, the staff keeps in contact with the Graduate for a period of one year. This follow-up period provides added stability for our graduates and offer our assistance and reinforces the fact that we care about what happens to our Graduates.

Program Completion & Graduation

Upon completion of the Re-Entry phase, the lady will graduate from the Teen Challenge program. Every graduation individualized. We conduct our graduations in an intimate environment with the lady and her family. This is a special time to honor the hard work and celebrate her new life and her continuing growth in the Lord.

After Graduation, the staff keeps in contact with the Graduate for a period of one year. This follow-up period provides added stability for our graduates and offer our assistance and reinforces the fact that we care about what happens to our Graduates.

Weekly Schedule

7:00 am Coffee, Self-Serve Breakfast Begins
8:00 am All Rise/Make Bed
8:15 am Put Up Self Serve Breakfast
8:30 am Bed/Bath Jobs
9:00 am Job Schedule
9:30 am Leave Teen Challenge for Church
1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Job Schedule
4:30 pm Weekend Passes End
5:30 pm Leave Teen Challenge for Church
7:30 pm Self Serve Dinner
8:00 pm Job Schedule
10:00 pm In Rooms
10:30 pm Lights Out

7:00 am All Rise/Make Bed, Shower Schedule
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Job Schedule, Bed/Bath Jobs
9:30 am Group Studies
10:30 am Praise and Worship
11:00 am Break
11:30 am GROW Class
12:20 pm Class Dismissed
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Heavy Jobs
3:00 pm Personal Studies
3:50 pm Break
4:00 pm Personal Studies
4:50 pm Class Dismissed
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm LIFE Class
6:30 pm Job Schedule
9:00 pm Job Schedule
9:30 pm Devotions
10:00 pm In Rooms
10:30 pm Lights Out

7:00 am All Rise/Make Bed, Shower Schedule
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Job Schedule, Bed/Bath Jobs
9:30 am Group Studies
10:30 am Praise and Worship
11:00 am Break
11:20 am Group Studies
12:20 pm Class Dismissed
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Job Schedule
1:30 pm Parenting Class
2:30 pm Personal Studies
3:20 pm Break
3:30 pm Personal Studies
4:30 pm Class Dismissed
5:00 pm Dinner
5:30 pm Job Schedule
6:30 pm GED(6:30pm-9:30pm)
9:00 pm Job Schedule
9:30 pm Devotions
10:00 pm In Rooms
10:30 pm Lights Out

7:00 am All Rise/Make Bed, Shower Schedule
7:00 am Coffee, Self-Serve Breakfast begins
8:00 am Put Up Self-Serve Breakfast
8:15 am Bed/Bath Jobs
8:30 am Job Schedule
9:00 am Gardening
10:00 am Praise and Worship
10:30 am Prayer
10:50 am Break
11:00 am SPIRIT Class
1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Job Schedule
2:30 pm Personal Studies
3:20 pm Break
3:30 pm Personal Studies
4:20 pm Class Dismissed
4:30 pm Dinner
5:00 pm Job Schedule
6:00 pm Leave Teen Challenge for Church
8:30 pm Snack
9:00 pm Job Schedule
9:30 pm Devotions
10:00 pm In Rooms
10:30 pm Lights Out

7:00 am All Rise/Make Bed, Shower Schedule
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Job Schedule, Bed/Bath Jobs
9:30 am Group Studies
10:30 am Praise and Worship
11:00 am Break
11:20 am Group Studies
12:20 pm Class Dismissed
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Job Schedule, Wash Vehicles
3:00 pm Personal Studies
3:50 pm Break
4:00 pm Personal Studies
4:50 pm Class Dismissed
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Job Schedule
9:00 pm Job Schedule
9:30 pm Devotions
10:00 pm In Rooms
10:30 pm Lights Out

7:00 am All Rise/Make Bed, Shower Schedule
8:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Job Schedule, Bed/Bath Jobs
10:00 am Praise and Worship
10:30 am Personal Studies
11:20 am Break
11:30 am Personal Studies
12:20 pm Class Dismissed
12:30 pm Lunch, Weekend Passes Begin
1:00 pm Job Schedule
2:00 pm Day Out
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Job Schedule
9:00 pm Job Schedule
9:30 pm Devotions
11:30 pm In Rooms
12:00 am Lights Out

7:00 am Coffee, Self-Serve Breakfast Begins
9:30 am GED(9:30 am-1:30 pm), Saturday Passes Begin
10:45 am All Rise/Make Bed
11:00 am Put Up Self-Serve Breakfast
11:15 am Bed/Bath Jobs
11:30 am Job Schedule
1:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Job Schedule
4:30 pm Saturday Passes End
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Job Schedule
9:00 pm Job Schedule
9:30 pm Devotions
11:30 pm In Rooms
12:00 am Lights Out

Activities

Day Out

Day Out is when the ladies go to local stores to get their weekly needs like toiletries, stamps, laundry soap, etc. Sometimes the ladies will go to a movie or other recreational activity.

Saturday Pass

A Saturday pass is when a lady can leave Teen Challenge for the day starting at 9:30 am and returning by 4:30 pm. This privilege is earned after six months in the program.

Weekend Pass

A Weekend pass is when a lady can leave Teen Challenge for the weekend from 12:30 pm on Friday and returning by 4:30 pm on Sunday. This privilege is earned after four full months in the program.

Cost

All of our services are free except an entrance fee of $50.00. Being a non-profit organization we are locally supported and dependent entirely on free-will gifts and contributions from churches of various denominations, local businesses, corporations, and individuals in general. We do not receive any funding from the state or federal government. For more information on making a contribution, please click here.​

Cost

All of our services are free except an entrance fee of $50.00. Being a non-profit organization we are locally supported and dependent entirely on free-will gifts and contributions from churches of various denominations, local businesses, corporations, and individuals in general. We do not receive any funding from the state or federal government. For more information on making a contribution, please click here.​

Fees

Entrance Fee- $50.00 (non-refundable)

Fort Worth Teen Challenge does not charge a fee to the lady for the cost of participating in the program except for a non-refundable entrance fee which covers the cost of processing the paperwork.

 

Personal Needs Money- $40.00 to open an account

A Personal Need Account (PNA) will be opened for each lady and maintained by the Financial Coordinator. Family and church members may put money into this account. All checks MUST be made out to FORT WORTH TEEN CHALLENGE and put the lady’s name in the MEMO. If the check is not made out to FORT WORTH TEEN CHALLENGE, the check will be sent back thus delaying the deposit of funds to the PNA. Each lady will have access to $20.00 per week in order to purchase her personal need items when we go on Day Out on Friday afternoons. ​

Fees

Entrance Fee- $50.00 (non-refundable)

Fort Worth Teen Challenge does not charge a fee to the lady for the cost of participating in the program except for a non-refundable entrance fee which covers the cost of processing the paperwork.

 

Personal Needs Money- $40.00 to open an account

A Personal Need Account (PNA) will be opened for each lady and maintained by the Financial Coordinator. Family and church members may put money into this account. All checks MUST be made out to FORT WORTH TEEN CHALLENGE and put the lady’s name in the MEMO. If the check is not made out to FORT WORTH TEEN CHALLENGE, the check will be sent back thus delaying the deposit of funds to the PNA. Each lady will have access to $20.00 per week in order to purchase her personal need items when we go on Day Out on Friday afternoons. ​

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