Teen Challenge of Northern California and Nevada

Teen Challenge offers Christ-centered solutions to teens, adults, and families who struggle with life-controlling problems.


Rev. David Wilkerson began the ministry of Teen Challenge in 1958 and today there are over 1,300 residential centers for those struggling with life-controlling problems around the world.  To find a center outside of the United States please contact Global Teen Challenge at www.globaltc.org.  There are over 200 residential centers in the United States.  To locate a center outside of the Northern California and Nevada area please contact Teen Challenge, USA at www.teenchallengeusa.com.

Teen Challenge is a holistic ministry, meaning that we are concerned with the body, mind, and spirit of those who come to us for help.  We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.

The life training we offer is based on God’s Word – the Bible.  Practical Bible-based courses facilitate the transformation that can conquer life-controlling problems.  At Teen Challenge, we offer a chance to start over through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our students find true freedom in Christ, a hope for a bright future, and are finally transitioned into the local church where they can continue their growth and service in the Lord.

TCNCN consists of six different Teen Challenge ministries, which are listed below.  Besides an array of community outreaches, these six ministries operate a total of 22 residential centers, where approximately 500 students are cared for in a 12 to 18 month residential program.

You can find a Teen Challenge in the Northern California and Nevada area by looking at the list below.  Each Teen Challenge ministry may have a slightly different application process. Click on the button below to find the location nearest you, and click on this link for more information on all of our Northern California and Nevada Teen Challenge Centers. 

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