Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey - Brockton Philosophy
Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey’s Brockton Men’s Campus utilizes a faith-based approach to inspire lifelong recovery in men 18 years of age and above. Individuals struggling with drug and/or alcohol abuse are invited to participate in a rigorous, compassionate addiction treatment program that engages the word of Christ to produce an enduring transformation. Through spiritual, academic, and vocational training, Teen Challenge ensures that each participant receives the necessary skills to succeed after treatment.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Meet the Staff
Pasco Manzo is a member of the Board of Directors for Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey. He brings over 35 years of ministry and management experience and is passionate about broken humanity and the mission of Teen Challenge. Pasco also continues in his position as President of Run for Freedom, a national organization combating Human Trafficking.
Executive Director, Teen Challenge Women's and Girls' Ministries
Twelve years of drug addiction drove Jacqueline Strothoff to participate in every rehabilitation effort presented to her as she desperately struggled to overcome her addiction. Those years were devastating as she was committed several times to psychiatric hospitals and incarcerated for criminal activities. During one of those stays in a psychiatric hospital in 1974, Jacqui experienced a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. Upon her release, she entered New Life For Girls, a one year Christian residential discipleship program in Pennsylvania. From there, she enrolled in a ministerial training program at Rev. David Wilkerson’s Twin Oaks Leadership Academy in Texas, where she met her husband, Bob. They spent the next several years working in Teen Challenge centers across the country and then settled in Springfield, Missouri where Jacqui earned a degree in social work from Southwest Missouri State College. Jacqui has ably served the Lord in a variety of capacities in churches and ministries. Her life and testimony has impacted thousands of hurting lives. Today that impact continues as she serves Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey in a senior leadership role. Jacqui is the proud mother of two adult children and the ecstatic grandmother of two adorable grandchildren.
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ABOUT TEEN CHALLENGE NEW ENGLAND AND NEW JERSEY - BROCKTON
One of more than eight Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey facilities in the U.S., Teen Challenge of Brockton is one of the oldest locations in the regional network. Located about 25 miles south of Boston, Teen Challenge of Brockton is a long-term residential facility that uses faith-based addiction treatment and intensive vocational training to assist adult men 18 and older struggling with issues of chemical dependency and substance abuse.
Teen Challenge of Brockton does not provide detoxification services. Depending on the circumstances, the facility can admit clients who are involved with the justice system, including pending court dates or probation.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Teen Challenge’s long-term residential treatment (a typical stay is 15 months) is a Christian program, and core components include Bible study, class lectures, chapel services, and peer support. Vocational training also plays a key role in the facility’s programming. Clients donate their time to a variety of enterprises and work projects associated with the Teen Challenge program. According to the facility’s website, such training may include working at the program’s thrift store, helping with construction projects, providing catering services, and refurbishing furniture.
The website also states that clients who have yet to earn their GED are offered the opportunity to study for it and required to earn the diploma before graduating from the program.
In addition to core programming and job skills training, clients also participate in a range of recreational activities including basketball, softball, and attending organized events. Residents may choose to participate in community outreach programs, such as choir presentations. The facility also assists with aftercare, which may include referrals to sober living homes and vocational support. A six-month aftercare program called restoration is available to alumni in need of it.
Teen Challenge Brockton employs a director, clinical counselor, mentor, academic coordinator, and others, all who have experience with addiction.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings.
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff.
On the Teen Challenge Brockton Facebook page, which the organization can edit, the program received an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars based on 61 reviews from alumni, loved ones and staff to date, with 60 positive reviews and one mixed. Most were positive and praised the program for its Christian treatment approach. “Teen Challenge was one of the toughest but greatest life changing experiences I've ever been through that no secular program out there could match. When God has control of your life He gives you not always what you want but what you need. A secular program gives you a prescription to pick up at the drug store, but a Faith based program gives you the Word of God that permanently changes your life,” G.D. said in a representative review.
And Jo'Ann, a former staff member, wrote: “I was the business manager of teen challenge new England to bring their accounting into the computer age in the early 90s for 9 years. I was there to take care of the books and saw so many lives saved and changed. In today's opioid crisis world, teen challenge new England is an amazing opportunity for addiction problems.”
According to its website, Teen Challenge of Brockton does not charge clients for its services. Teen Challenge is privately supported by its resident-run businesses as well as individuals, foundations, churches, regular fundraisers, and businesses. However, residents' loved ones are asked to contribute a donation, if possible, to underwrite the cost of treatment.
Updated May 2017
Published on June 2017
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