We know facing life-controlling problems such as drug and alcohol addictions are incredibly difficult. That’s why our proven residential rehabilitation program helps our students become established in society through holistic recovery, mentoring, education, and job training.

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Great Lakes Women’s Rehab Home 


The Great Lakes Women’s Rehab Robby Dawson Home is considered one of the top Adult & Teen Challenge facilities in the United States.

Our Robby Dawson Home for Women is a beautiful and spacious facility located in downtown Milwaukee’s historic Concordia Neighborhood.

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A Culture of Responsibility, a Center of Hope from Drug Addiction

Great Lakes Women’s Rehab can help you take back control over your life and find freedom in living within established boundaries.

God has a much greater purpose for you than coping with addiction, and our drug and alcohol recovery center can help you become the responsible leader you were always meant to be.

Why Adult & Teen Challenge?

60 Years of Recovery

Adult & Teen Challenge was founded in 1958 by Pastor David Wilkerson who began ministering to drug addicts and gang members.

Is this a Rehab?

Great Lakes Women’s Rehab, a part of Adult & Teen Challenge, is a residential recovery and discipleship program.

How Long for Recovery?

Great Lakes Women’s Rehab commits to working with individuals in our program for a full year, not a few weeks or months.

Affordable Care

Enrollment in Great Lakes Women’s Rehab addiction and alcoholism centers for adults is affordable because of generous gifts from the community.

Is Great Lakes Women’s Rehab
The Right Program
For You or Your Loved One?

  • You keep taking a drug after it’s no longer needed for a health problem.
  • You need more and more of a substance to get the same effects (called “tolerance”), and you can take more before you feel an effect.
  • You cannot keep employment.
  • You’ve begun having trouble doing normal daily things, like cooking or working.
  • You borrow or steal money to pay for drugs.

Adult & Teen Challenge Endorsements

  • David Wilkerson
    Founder – Teen Challenge
    David Wilkerson

    “When I founded Teen Challenge 40 years ago, I had no idea that God would multiply this movement around the world! From the beginning, my vision has been to introduce troubled young people to Jesus Christ, and then get them back on the streets witnessing for the Lord. Today, God is raising up a mighty army of Spirit-filled soul-winners and evangelists – out of former drug addicts and gang members! But we must have help to continue. The problems we see today are much worse than what I encountered in New York in 1958. I pray you will stand with us in prayer and support.”

  • Dr. James C. Dobson
    Founder, Focus on the Family
    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Adult & Teen Challenge has a far better record of dealing with people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Pres. Ronald Reagan
    Former President – United States of America
    Pres. Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is the oldest one of the most effective ongoing programs of its kind in America. Not only does Teen Challenge help our young people deal with substance abuse, but it also gives our kids something to live for, a relationship with God, a healthy self-esteem – direction in their lives that finally leads somewhere.”

  • Pres. George W. Busht
    Former President – United States of America
    Pres. George W. Bush

    “Adult & Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • Evangelist
    Rev. Billy Graham

    “I’ve believed in this ministry since it’s very beginning, and I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge!”

  • Rev. Walter F. Harvey
    Senior Pastor – Parklawn Assembly of God
    Rev. Walter F. Harvey

    “Thank you for ministering the gifts of mercy and servanthood at our service last Sunday. Teen Challenge is truly a Good Samaritan’s ministry and very close to my – and Parklawn Assembly of God’s – heart and vision.”

  • Rev. Jerry Brooks
    Presbyter – Oak Creek Assembly of God
    Rev. Jerry Brooks

    “With the deterioration of society, Teen Challenge has become one of the most important arms of the church to this generation.”

  • John C. Maxwell
    Bestselling Leadership Author
    John C. Maxwell

    “Adult and Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals.”

  • John Ashcroft
    Former Attorney General
    John Ashcroft

    “A government funded research project concluded that Adult and Teen Challenge has the highest success rate for substance abuse.”