Teen Challenge Vermont Philosophy
Located on a scenic campus with an impressive view of Vermont’s Green Mountains, Teen Challenge Vermont was established in 2005 to reach, rescue and restore young men and at-risk youth suffering from addiction and substance use disorders. The program follows a Christian, faith-based approach to treatment, and applies rigorous spiritual, academic and vocational training to help teens and young men grow into productive members of society.
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 — VERMONT
Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey is a regional network of long-term, faith-based, residential addiction recovery programs. One of several Teen Challenge programs throughout the country, including one in Bakersfield, Calif., the program in Johnson, Vt., is geared toward young men and at-risk youth. Located within view of Vermont’s Green Mountains, this program offers young men the structure and focus necessary to achieve long-term recovery. All clients must detox prior to program entry.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The Teen Challenge program teaches biblical values that can be applied regularly, such as integrity, self-control, and compassion. Over the course of the 15-month program, young men develop important life skills designed to help them become esteemed employees and dependable family members.
Clients participate in personal studies, class lectures, chapel services, life skills training, and vocational training. Participants leave the program having earned their G.E.D (if they haven’t already) and work closely with staff members to set realistic goals in preparation for life beyond rehab. Clinical counseling addresses co-occurring disorders in relevant clients.
A family education program offers classes at admission, after one month, and after three months to teach family members about addiction and how to interact with their loved ones recovering from addiction. After graduation, clients may apprentice with the program for a further six months, taking on responsibilities and developing ministerial, leadership, or vocational skills.
The program and development supervisors for Teen Challenge Vermont are both alumni of the program. One loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date rated staff’s level of experience and training three out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, but one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com to date gave perfect five-star ratings for the accommodations and for the quality of the meals.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received limited yet positive feedback from one former client. The anonymous alum was pleased with the program’s counseling options, the level of family participation, and the holistic opportunities available. “The word clears the mind,” they noted.
On Teen Challenge Vermont’s Facebook page, where the facility can curate its reviews, 48 reviewers rated the facility an average 4.8 out of five stars to date, with 43 rating it a perfect five stars, three rating it four stars, and two rating it one star. Clients praised the program for its welcoming staff and strong religious programming. One client complained of poor accommodations and disrespectful treatment from staff upon deciding to leave.
According to the facility’s website, Teen Challenges’ facilities are privately funded by individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations. The program does ask family members to contribute, if possible, to help underwrite programming costs.
Updated April 2017
Published on June 2017
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