Rehab Center for Women
“Teen Challenge Pensacola is a beautiful,
spacious campus that provides a wonderful place
for our students to heal and establish
their new life in Christ.”
-Chris McKinney, Executive Director
What’s Been Happening at Our
Pensacola Addiction Treatment Center?
The Holiday season is always an exciting time at Teen Challenge Pensacola. It is a time full of gratitude, family, wonderful events, and great fun! Over the past month we have watched God do incredible things in our programs and through the lives of our students and families. We recently have been doing a major renovation project at our men’s rehab center that has brought new energy and focus to making our center feel more like home. The renovation is currently underway where we will be providing an even more wonderful rooming situation for our men. We are excited about the holidays, celebrating the birth of Christ, Christmas parties, candlelight services, and fellowship with family and friends. Thanksgiving was a blast and we are looking forward to Christmas!
At our women’s rehab center our ladies have had the opportunity to attend a play about the life of Ruth, along with a Building 429 concert! Two of our graduates are going to work for our Kansas City Girls Academy. It has been exciting to watch God place our graduates in positions of need throughout our region. As the holidays approach the Women will begin decorating the home for Christmas, participating in Christmas activities, and fellowship with family and friends. Both of our addiction treatment centers are all blessed around this time of year and we are excited to be able to minister through Christmas caroling at nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, and many other places throughout Pensacola!
Addiction Treatment Center Graduate Testimonies
Our addiction treatment center in Pensacola is one of the largest Teen Challenge rehab campuses housing up to 36 residences at a time. Here are some of the life-changing stories alumni claim because of their time in the Teen Challenge Pensacola rehab program.
“I don’t know where I would be without the foundation God used Teen Challenge Pensacola to establish in my life. I am forever grateful.”
“God brought me to Teen Challenge Florida and my life has been completely transformed. God has truly healed my heart from the pain of my past.”
“My addiction led me to where I was facing 15 years in prison, but God stepped in! I am 17 months sober because of Teen Challenge Christian rehab!”
Our Christian Rehab For Women Program
A NEW addition to our curriculum is the Weekly Spiritual Emphasis Day. We want to provide every opportunity for students to grow. We’ve implemented a weekly spiritual emphasis day where students attend spiritual enrichment classes (sermons, worship, courses, and times of reflection) where pastors walk with them through their individual issues and needs.
Read more about what to expect in our curriculum
To ensure the needs of students are being met, we’ve implemented the 2nd phase with the new curriculum. Some of the new courses and materials are:
1. 70X7 Finding Peace by Forgiving Others and Yourself by Bruce Wilkinson
2. Relapse Biblical Prevention Strategies by Mark E. Shaw
3. Captivating by John Eldredge
4. Navigating Your Finances God’s Way Compass
5. Addiction and Grace Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions by Gerald G. May, M.D.
6. Insights to a Life without Revival by Lisa Bevere
After Care Program
One of the core values at Teen Challenge is Continuous Improvement and we’ve recently implemented the After Care Program at our rehab for women in Pensacola. Teen Challenge Pensacola provides an Aftercare program that starts with our students 60 days out from graduation. During this time the students begin to prepare for their future. They meet with their mentor and set goals. The goals are set in specific time frames. The time frames are 30-day goals, 60-day goals, 90-day goals, 6-month goals, and 1-year goals.
Below are the categories in which the goals are set:
Goals are all followed up on by our Regional Aftercare Coordinator through surveys that are sent. Through this system, we can see red flags that help us to be able to minister to our graduates an entire year plus outside the addiction treatment program! We also at the center level try to connect with our graduates regularly.
Another point to our Aftercare plan is that we ensure they are departing to a safe environment. We make sure it is a drug-free, Christian environment. We also require them to be plugged into a church and recovery group. The individual must have accountability set up and a job lined up to the best of their ability.
Pensacola Women’s Campus has a Unique Work Program Experience
The highlight of our Work Experience Program involves our three Thrift Stores which provide an outstanding atmosphere for our students to grow in:
- customer relations
- work responsibility
- and teamwork.