Discover Real, Lasting Hope
“In my distress, I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free.”
– Psalm 118:5
Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge is a Christian Discipleship Program for persons with life-controlling drug and alcohol addictions. Our recovery methods are born out of a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
We believe that the answer is Jesus Christ.
We have an outstanding success rate. 76% of those who complete our program remain free of addiction.
Through Christ-based residential rehabilitation, Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge accepts applicants from all walks of life. Court-ordered students are welcome, but they must be willing to work the program and have a sincere desire to change.
If one of our residents struggles to find the support they need, we help direct them to an alternative opportunity. This program is designed for people who want to overcome their drug or alcohol addiction and are committed to working at it.
Residential Rehab Programs at Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge
Our Great Lakes Adult Men’s Residential Program is 12-months and based at the Men’s Center of Hope Campus.
THE GREAT LAKES MEN’S CENTER LOCATION
Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge Men’s Rehab Center began their first residential recovery program for men on 27th Street in 1983. Several years later, this program was moved to 44th and North Avenue on the north side of Milwaukee. The North Avenue facility housed up to 12 men and was opened by Reverends Gene Berres and Bob McDonald. By 1990, the men’s addiction rehab center had grown significantly, and we desperately needed additional bed space. With very few resources, God provided us with a two-acre campus able to house up to 30 male residents. With the help of many faithful supporters, we were given the ability to add a chapel and 30 additional beds to the men’s dorm in 2009. Today, the Great Lakes Men’s Rehab Center of Hope is considered one of the top Adult & Teen Challenge facilities in the United States. The property consists of the Don Wilkerson Memorial Chapel, the Center of Hope Men’s Dorm, the White House Administrative Building, an eight-unit staff housing building, and a full-service vehicle facility. Our Men’s Center of Hope Campus is a first-class facility in the heart of Milwaukee, but the people inside and the state of their hearts is what truly matters to us. At Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge, we create a safe environment for recovery.
Learn more about how this hope-filled program is helping to transform lives.