Jacksonville Women’s Rehab Center Campus
“When women first enter Jacksonville Women’s Home, they oftentimes feel lost and hopeless, but while in the program they begin to experience God at work in their lives and everything begins to change! When a student comes to surrender to what God is doing in them and realizes her worth and value, we see hope come alive in them. . . sometimes for the very first time! It is a powerful thing, and amazing to witness.”
-Samantha White, Executive Director
What’s Been Happening?
We recently were able to witness ten of our students make the decision to be baptized. They were all excited to take this step that declares, “I am choosing to follow the Lord!” Many times, when a woman comes into our Christian rehab center, she recognizes that she has been “calling the shots” in her life for too long and it has produced only heartbreak. When she accepts Jesus’ gift of salvation and chooses to follow Him, peace, joy and freedom follow. This is an amazing sight to witness and we celebrate this step for all ten of our students!
November is a month of gratitude, and the month where our Teen Challenge rehab hosts our annual fundraising, Gala. This year our theme was “Limitless” and supporters, churches, and business owners from around Jacksonville came together in support of the life change happening every day at our center. One of our students named Jessica had the opportunity to share her testimony. She had gone so far down the road of addiction that her heart almost gave out in the months before entering the Teen Challenge Florida program. Jessica graduates in just over a month and it was powerful to hear of the transformation that has occurred in her life in the last year. She is now a strong woman both physically, spiritually and emotionally because she’s taken every opportunity to pursue all the Teen Challenge rehab program has to offer.
Teen Challenge for Women Graduate Testimonies
“Our center became a Teen Challenge location in 2013
and helped teenage girls until 2016
when we transitioned to help adult women.”
“My name is Ginny. When I came to Teen Challenge Florida in September of 2016, I had been in addiction for 23 years. I was broken, lost and ready to stop running. In the year I spent in the program, I came to know God and I allowed Him to heal all of my broken places. I graduated the program as a new woman in Christ. God is using me in the lives of those I encounter to give them hope for themselves, or for their loved one that may be in active addiction. I am grateful to God for the miraculous work that He has done in my life and that I am over 3 years sober. I am also grateful for the opportunity to go through the program of Teen Challenge Florida, it was a safe place for me to be healed and made whole.”
“I was a lost, abused, neglected little girl who was raised in addiction. I became a product of my upbringing, experiencing abuse, addiction, homelessness, and the loss of my beautiful babies in my own adulthood. But God! He brought me to my knees. Desperate and ready, I finally heard God after trying so hard to get my attention. He delivered me from my nightmare, saved my life and soul, and put an immense fire for Him and His children in my spirit. He gave me not just the craving to help those hurting but the testimony to reach His prodigals. He not only used Teen Challenge rehab in Jacksonville Florida to save my life for His glory, but He also used them to give me a hope and future so unbelievably full!”
“I love my job! I got complimented today on how I am not stressed under pressure. I have Teen Challenge rehab in Jacksonville to thank for teaching me amazing life skills. I don’t have anxiety like I lived with most of my life.”