Teen challenge of southern california brings hope and healing to tens of thousands of men and women trapped in drug and alcohol abuse. Youre not going to want to miss out on this years spiritual emphasis. Teen challenge of southern california was established in 1963 and includes nine regional facilities with seven strategically placed residential facilities throughout southern california. Teen challenge of southern california, riverside, california. Since 1963, we have provided thousands of children, youth and adults an effective, faith-based, solution to drug and alcohol. While teen challenge of southern california headquarters has since moved to riverside, a residential induction facility for women continues to operate in los angeles. At los angeles county teen challenge, women prepare to enter the 89 month teen challenge christian life center in ventura,. Since teen challenge southern california was founded in 1963, we have looked for creative ways to reach into the communities around us. Our primary outreach efforts are focused on substance abuse prevention, and we travel to schools, churches and other public events with teams of students to spread the message that drugs are not the answer. The early years of orange county teen challenge consisted of various homes, offices, and coffee shops. The directors of southern california teen challenge heard about the pending sale of the castle and sent representatives to determine if it was a good fit. A series of miracles permitted teen challenge to buy the castle in 1971. Teen challenge of northern california and nevada teen challenge offers christ-centered solutions to teens, adults, and families who struggle with life-controlling problems. David wilkerson began the ministry of teen challenge in 1958 and today there are over 1,300 residential centers for those struggling with life-controlling problems around the world. Teen challenge has been assisting men, women, teens, children, and families who are struggling with destructive and abusive lifestyles for over 55 years. Teen challenge is one of the most successful recovery programs in the world, offering hope to both youth and adults. Nine centers across northern california and nevada are where recovery happens for the students of teen challenge norwestcal nevada.