Neal

My name is Neal, I am 19 years old, and I grew up in Salem, Oregon. When I was a year old my dad went to prison for the first 12 years of my life. My mom left me when I was born, so my aunt and uncle took me in. I finally met my real mom, my older sister, and my two younger brothers for the first time when I turned 14. At that time I also met my older brother for the first and last time. Shortly after I met him he turned 18, and on his 18th birthday he got hit by a car and died. I held a lot of hurt and anger inside because my parents were not there for me.    

To:  Every Mom, Grandma, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, Sister, Wife and caring female friend of an addict.

Aaron

I am 22 years old, born in Seattle, and raised in Port Angeles WA. Two 21-day rehabs, two five-day detox facilities, and one sober house did not keep me off of drugs! Jesus did!

Matt

My name is Matt, and I am 32 years old from Snohomish, Washington. I dropped out of high school my Junior year. I went to work in the construction industry. I leveraged my construction skills through the real estate boom by flipping houses. Pride blurred my vision and my partying turned to bigger risks. I soon found OxyContin which ultimately lead to intravenous Heroin use. I lost multiple homes to foreclosure, cars repossessed and the collapse of my business. Within twelve months I found myself no longer living in my luxurious home but rather residing in a tent.

Matt

Matt is our newest alumni as of September 2014. We are extremely proud of Matt, and we're excited for the future that he has taken back and is now using to serve the Lord. Praise God! Take a minute to watch as Matt tells his story. You will be glad you did!

Reese

My name is Reese, and when I first came to Teen Challenge I thought that my life wasn’t that bad and that I just had a “little” slip up; it wasn’t that big of a deal.  I thought that I didn’t really have an issue with alcohol or anger and that my relationship with the Lord was okay.  But almost every night in my sedated mind, I cried out for the Lord to rescue me from this life of shame and guilt...

Robert

My name is Robert.  Before I came to Teen Challenge, my life was in total ruin.  My addiction to alcohol and drugs was so out of control that I know that I’m a miracle saved by the grace of God.  I have tried several secular and spiritual programs throughout my life in the past, but was not willing to accept the true fact that I was still trying to be in control of my life, what my feelings wanted and what my interests were. 

Micah

Hi!  I’m Micah.  Let me just say what an honor it is to be here and to share with you how good God is.  Before I came to Teen Challenge, my life was on a downward spiral.  I was totally consumed with a life of sin and in bondage to many different things in life.  I have had such strong bondage that I burnt every bridge with everyone that has ever mattered most in my life.

Austin and Family

In May of 2010 my life was completely unmanageable.  I was on the verge of losing my job, my home, my freedom, and soon my life.  My life was consumed with alcohol. 

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