ABOUT TEEN CHALLENGE AZLE – FORT WORTH MEN’S CAMPUS
Teen Challenge is an international network of faith-based rehabilitation programs founded by the Reverend David Wilkerson in New York in 1958. The Texas branch of the organization opened in 1968, and Teen Challenge Texas now operates six campuses, for instance inand a women’s campus in . Located on 7.5 acres of rural land northwest of Forth Worth, the Fort Worth Men’s Campus offers a long-term, Christian residential recovery and discipleship program for men only.
Many clients attend the program as a condition of their parole.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The program lasts 12 months, and aims to help residents to become “mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, and physically well.” In the pursuit of that balance, the Fort Worth Men’s Campus offers a Bible-based educational curriculum, individual counseling, and an intensive 13-week course of group counseling that follows a track called “The Ultimate Journey.” Under this Christian treatment track, residents work to find the path that will take them to where they want to be.
In addition to counseling and Bible study, the center prides itself on offering skills and qualifications that will stand residents in good stead when they re-enter community life. Specifically, the Fort Worth Men’s Campus offers access to GED courses and testing, work experience at an affiliated thrift store, driver safety and food safety certification, training in building maintenance and landscaping, and courses in finances and budgeting.
Should any clients require further treatment after the program is complete, they may attend anprogram consisting of transitional living facilities 250 miles south, in Brenham.
There are no medical staff on-site at the Fort Worth Men’s Campus. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however, the two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility a four-star rating for its staff’s level of training and experience and a five-star rating for the level of staff support it provided.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The program is tobacco-free, both on- and off-campus, and clients are also not permitted to take many prescription medications, including methadone and Suboxone.
In their free time, clients may use a weight room and a sand volleyball court, both of them located on-site. There are also laundry facilities on the campus. The two individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date unanimously gave the facility four- and five-star ratings for its cleanliness, accommodations, and exercise and leisure offerings. The single individual polled on the center’s meals and nutrition gave it four out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of this facility, but secondary review sites did yield some coverage, and it was almost unanimously positive: at the time of this writing, Teen Challenge Azle had a 4.9-star average rating based on 35 reviews on Facebook (where the center can manage its own page) as well as single five-star ratings on Google and Yelp.   The reviewers repeatedly thanked the center for changing their lives, and praised it as a place where they were able to establish a deep and lasting relationship with God. “Saved my life and my families hearts. I think about Teen Challenge every day. Everyday i thank God for opening that door,” C.R.S. wrote in a representative review on Facebook.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Both of the loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would recommend treatment at the Fort Worth Men’s Campus. “He did very well and loved it. He was again brought closer to Christ, and got off the drugs. He is now again, his old self… They did a very good job,” one reviewer wrote anonymously of their brother-in-law’s stay; the other reviewer gave only minimal commentary. Both reviewers were polled on the center’s holistic offerings, and gave them a three-star rating and a five-star rating. Otherwise, the reviewers rated different aspects of treatment; one gave ratings of five stars for the center’s addiction treatment and counseling and four stars for its family program; the other gave four stars for the center’s family participation, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders.
The program is funded in large part by the thrift store and by charitable donations. Nonetheless, there’s a $1,500 induction fee, and clients begin to pay further fees once they’ve gained employment in the third phase of treatment. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the center’s pricing gave it five out of five stars.