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Former President George W. Bush
“Too many young [people] have already lost their lives, and too many others have suffered serious injury for us to ignore the problems of juvenile alcohol and drug abuse. Programs such as yours [Teen Challenge] work to change young people’s lives by changing their hearts. I commend you for your work with young men who are addicted to drugs or alcohol.”
“In my opinion, Teen Challenge is doing the best all-around job of providing the kids with something meaningful in their lives. And that’s what they all need. . .I thank you for your continuing support for Teen Challenge.”
Former President Ronald Reagan
Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with their substance abuse, but is also gives our kids something to live for – a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem, and a direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere. I sincerely appreciate your efforts to reach and rehabilitate the many young people who have, at present, no hope in life.
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft
Teen Challenge changes the world one person at a time.
The Teen Challenge program succeeds when all of the government programs have failed.
Dr. John A. Howard (National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse Former Member
Of all the drug programs reported to the Commission, the most successful is the program conducted by Teen Challenge.
“I simply cannot say enough good about Ozarks Teen Challenge! My son completed their program and it is truly a life changing ministry that has an incredible staff. Many of the staff members have been there for years and several since the start of Ozarks Teen Challenge. It is not a one size fits all program as they know/learn of each boy individually and are able to work with them based on who they are, what their background is and experiences have been. They work tirelessly for the students and clearly do not clock in and out as if going to a “job.” I was impressed from the beginning to the end of my sons time in the program and I continue to be impressed as they remain involved and truly care about not only my son but all of the boys that they have worked with. The academic program they have is also impressive and I found it’s hard to find a facility such as this, that not only works on all the life controlling issues and loves these boys but also gets them up to speed academically and have many also graduating from high school as well. I am grateful for this ministry and staff and will always be!!!” – The Conte Family
“I had run out of options with my 16 year old son. After calling and researching almost every adolescent long term treatment program in and out of the country, I chose Ozarks Teen Challenge. This amazing place changed my sons life and mine! The team spoke love and life into him and gave him purpose. They gave him the tools he needed to overcome his bitterness, hate and addiction. They introduced him to the most amazing love…….Gods! They saved his life!!! I am forever grateful to OTC!!” – The McGough Family
“I had the opportunity to volunteer for one of the annual fund-raising 5k runs and saw firsthand how Ozarks Teen Challenge not only restores the lives of the young men enrolled in the program, but also how families are restored. I talked with a mother whose son was near graduation at Teen Challenge, and she couldn’t hold back the tears when explaining how this troubled and practically uncontrollable teenager turned his life around and has become a loving and caring son for which she had always hoped. Seeing this mother and son embrace after he had completed the race will be a memory I’ll never forget. I believe in the mission of Ozarks Teen Challenge and have been a financial supporter of this Christian organization for many years.” – The Adams Family
“Our teenager successfully completed the 15-month program. We couldn’t ask for a more caring staff. All staff are very personable. Our son needed the nurture and care that teen challenge provides. Our teen also needed the faith based environment that teen challenge provides. Our son was where he needed to be. Keep up the great work!!” – The Smith Family
“I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering with Ozarks Teen Challenge for the past couple of years, and WOW! What an amazing staff who truly care about the young men going through treatment and want to ensure that each one of them has the chance to overcome addiction to grow into the men that God intended for them to be.” – The Zoromski Family