Who We Are

The Ozarks Teen Challenge Difference

Holding to the same core values, which have made Teen Challenge so effective for over 60 years, we are about endeavoring to facilitate transformation in your son’s life.

These values are not a simple therapeutic formula for changing your son. They are principles, which are centered on communion with the God of transformation. This is fundamental because deep, lasting change comes through a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. We don’t want to just “fix” your son. We want him to experience a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ that will transform both his mind and his heart.

Ozarks Teen Challenge Building

Our faith based programs for troubled teens include structured, daily habits, spiritual nurturing and group counseling for drug treatment and behavioral therapy. We intend not only to introduce your son to Jesus Christ, but to guide him into true discipleship. As he grows as a disciple in our youth program, you will begin to see his anger, indifference, substance abuse and destructive behavior diminish while his countenance begins to reflect that of Christ.

Whether Ozarks Teen Challenge is your first or your last attempt to resolve your son’s crisis, we are confident about the redemptive, transforming power of God. We trust that He who created your son also intends to prosper him. Our Christian boarding school for boys offers faith based teen rehab in many forms including group counseling, behavioral therapy, recreational therapy programs and more. Contact us today for more information.

Our Mission

Our mission is to facilitate life transformation through Christ-centered programs. Our faith-based Christian substance abuse programs work to develop teens mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our mission is to not only help troubled teens but to create young men who embody the living spirit of Christ through our core values.

Our Core Values


Living and working with excellence


Embracing hope, love and reconciliation


Faithfully managing God’s call and resources


Believing God for the impossible


Dedicating ourselves to the service and success of others

Our Covenant

We Pledge to serve every student with Christ-like compassion, respect and guidance.

We Commit to address the unique needs of each student and to assist them in the development of Godly character.

We Dedicate ourselves to be mentors who nurture meaningful relationships, inspiring hope for the future.

Who We Help

Describing the typical Ozarks Teen Challenge student or family is difficult, because each family and troubled teen comes to us with their own unique needs. Understanding this diversity, inspires us to understand and meet each of these unique needs through individual discipleship and family reconciliation.

Despite their differences, all of our families do have one thing in common, they love and care for their teens deeply, and want to see them live out happy and healthy lives. Our families are also willing to make difficult choices to ensure those futures and we stand ready to help!

Troubled Teens

Our 15-month program is designed to help juvenile boys ages 12-17 who are struggling with life controlling issues or addictions. Listed below, you can see the issues we provide rehabilitation services for.

  • Drug Abuse/Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse/Addiction
  • Sexual Issues/Addictions
  • Chronic Low Self-Esteem
  • Running Away
  • Defiance
  • Truancy

Helping the Entire Family

We at Ozarks Teen Challenge know that our mission is to facilitate life transformation for our students and to do so we know that we also need to offer services to the entire family unit.  We strive to involve the families of our troubled teens throughout their program with us.  From individually assigned parent contacts and monthly reports to Family Weekend teachings, services, and Family Check-in Worksheets, we strive to facilitate reconciliation and life transformation far beyond your teens time with us. To learn more about how we can help, contact our Admissions Coordinator today.

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