Teen Challenge of the Dakotas exists to transform the lives of people who have life-controlling problems.
We endeavor to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.
When men in our program live according to biblical principles through relationships in their family, the local church, workplace and community, real change happens.
The real heart of our program is that we focus on the man as a whole, rather than look at the dysfunction, whether it’s addiction, depression, criminal activity or something else.
Instead, we reach into a man’s heart, which is where all the issues of life flow from (Proverbs 4:23).
Rather than teaching a man what not to do, we lead him into a new freedom, helping him find purpose, vision and hope for the future.
Left to Right: Dustin Caldron, Mike Putz, Adam Wardell, Shawn Richarz, Tyler Rochester, Dustin Walker and Ian Patterson.
“Teen Challenge is an incredible program that helps people struggling with substance abuse and equips them to become productive members of their communities. I’m grateful for the work they do to deliver hope and provide second chances for people willing to walk the road to recovery.”
– Kristi Noem, Governor of
South Dakota (left) with Rev. Mike
Gilmartin, Executive Director (right)