Teen Challenge – Tallahassee Men’s Center

Teen Challenge – Tallahassee Men’s Center


Teen Challenge is an international network of faith-based rehabilitation programs founded by the Reverend David Wilkerson in New York in 1958. The various facilities run long-term, residential Christian discipleship programs for individuals struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol and other life-controlling problems. The Tallahassee Men’s Center, located in a leafy area six miles east of downtown Tallahassee, offers treatment for men only.

Other Teen Challenge centers in Florida include Teen Challenge of Southwest Florida and Teen Challenge: Pensacola Men’s Center.


The program lasts a year, and aims “to offer life transformation to individuals through Christ-centered programs.” It should be noted that Teen Challenge does not offer medical or clinical treatments for addiction, rather focusing on helping its residents to develop a relationship with God, which the organization holds will help them to maintain a sober lifestyle. The primary modes of treatment are chapel services, group and personal studies, pastoral counseling, and community service opportunities.

Work therapy is also an important component of treatment, with clients working at, for example, an affiliated thrift store and a car detail and care business. These activities are intended to foster a healthy work ethic and give residents work experience.

Though the Tallahassee Men’s Center does not provide further information about its treatment specifics, Teen Challenge centers often divide treatment into three or four phases, granting clients greater privileges and greater duties as they progress through treatment. Privileges might include off-campus visits, while duties usually include acting as leaders for the new residents of the facility.


Staff at the Tallahassee Men’s Center includes a pastor. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however, the single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


There is currently no information provided by the Tallahassee Men’s Center regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however, the single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility five stars for its cleanliness and four stars for its accommodations and meals/nutrition.


Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility, but secondary sites did yield some feedback, and it was overwhelmingly positive: at the time of this writing, the Tallahassee Men’s Center had a 4.7-star average rating based on 80 reviews left on Facebook (where the facility can manage its own page).[1] The reviewers repeatedly thanked the facility for helping them to get their lives back on track and establish a relationship with God. “Teen Challenge showed me how to save my life. I have an amazing relationship with God because of them,” B.W. wrote in a representative review.


The single loved one polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would strongly recommend treatment at the Tallahassee Men’s Center. “The healing that occurs here is in the body, mind, and spirit,” S.H. wrote, though they added that the facility was slightly disorganized on an administrative level. They gave the facility five stars for its treatment effectiveness, family participation, and faith component, but just two stars for its ability to treat co-occurring disorders.


The Tallahassee Men’s Center does not, at present, provide details of its treatment costs, though across Teen Challenge facilities fees generally range from a few thousand dollars a month to nothing. Teen Challenge does not accept health insurance for its discipleship programs. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the Tallahassee Men’s Center five out of five stars for its affordability.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/teenchallengetallahassee/reviews/?ref=page_internal

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  • Christ-centered; prayer, all one gender at each facility; no "amenities". This is not supposed to be fun; it's work and healing through Jesus. 12-18 month program, residential. Must be detoxed before beginning. Slightly disorganized in administrative functions. Teen Challenge is an international faith-based organization for men, women, and teens who struggle with substance abuse. The healing that occurs here is in the body, mind, and spirit. Facilities are located all around the world.