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.

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, recreationational 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


Integrity: Living and working with excellence

Compassion: Embracing hope, love and reconciliation

Stewardship: Faithfully managing God’s call and resources

Faith: Believing God for the impossible

Servanthood: 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.