Who We Are

Our DNA

  • Prayer - The cornerstone of our work
  • Evangelism - Love for the lost
  • Dependence on Holy Spirit - Only He can change lives
  • Discipleship & The Jesus Factor - Jesus IS the program
  • Exemplary Leadership - Raising up sons & daughters
  • Personal Responsibility - Establishing the Culture
  • Faith - Believing God for miracles 

Core Values

  • Integrity -  “Living and working with excellence”
  • Compassion -  “Embracing hope, love and reconciliation”
  • Community - “Working together and supporting one another”
  • Vision - “Seeing beyond the present”
  • Stewardship - “Faithfully managing God’s call and resources”
  • Faith - “Believing God for the impossible”
  • Servanthood - “Dedicating ourselves to the success of others”

About Us

Adult and Teen Challenge BC is a faith-based restoration program for men and women, ages 19 and older, who are trapped in addiction. We recognize that addiction can take numerous forms and includes, but is not limited to, drug and alcohol abuse. The program is residential in nature and is usually completed in 12 months. We have three locations across British Columbia, in Chilliwack, Okanagan, and Abbotsford (2 for men and 1 for women).

The organization of Teen Challenge originally began in 1958 on the streets of New York City. A pastor named Reverend David Wilkerson was burdened to help teens involved with gangs and drugs begin a new life in Jesus Christ. The ministry of Teen Challenge came to Vancouver in 1965, and was later re-launched as “Teen Challenge BC" in the year 2000. Since then, Adult and Teen Challenge BC has experienced tremendous growth: we have graduated hundreds of students, established three centres, and partnered with countless families, donors and churches in our communities.

Adult and Teen Challenge BC endeavours to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive! To achieve this, we incorporate many different elements into our program, including educational training, spiritual guidance, and practical work experience.

Do you still have questions? Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for help.

Adult and Teen Challenge BC is a registered charity funded largely through the donations of individuals, churches, and businesses. Adult and Teen Challenge BC is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities with a commitment to high standards and integrity in all operations.