About Us

About Us

Our Mission

To provide an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life controlling behavioral disorders including but not limited to; drug, alcohol, pornography, and gambling; to treat the whole person so they may become productive members of their community. Adult & Teen Challenge of the Greater Midwest endeavors to help an ever-increasing number of people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive. With a spiritual emphasis, residents are given the opportunity to encounter God as their hope for change and He is glorified as their lives are delivered through His Holy Spirit.

Core Values


We seek to instill a strength of mind that enables a person to face their issues with courage.


We take personal responsibility for processes, decisions, actions, and results.


We strive to not simply teach right principles but to embody them.


We are not controlled by addiction, but rather through Christ we find moderation in action, thought and feeling.


We are driven by the hope that no one is too sick, too addicted, or too far gone to be changed by Christ’s power.


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Men’s Residential Program*
2400 N. 8th St.
Pekin, IL 61554

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Women’s Residential Program*
19453 Hurricane Lane
Carlinville, IL 62626

*All program genders are based on the gender the student was assigned at birth

  • "The Adult & Teen Challenge Program has provided Marshall County an asset like no other in the past.  It has been instrumental in my Office's ability to confront the devastating consequences addictions have on our community.  It brings life back to those who are not "criminals" and returns them to the people they once were, honest hardworking members of our neighborhoods.  Chances that were previously unavailable to the citizens of Marshall County."
    Paul BauerStates Attorney

EFCA Accreditation

ECFA enhances trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries through its annual accreditation of organizations based on Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, drawn from Scripture.

  1. Doctrinal Issues
  2. Governance
  3. Financial Oversight
  4. Use of Resources and Compliance with Laws
  5. Transparency
  6. Compensation-Setting and Related-Party Transaction
  7. Stewardship of Charitable Gifts