Discover Real, Lasting Hope
“In my distress, I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free.”
– Psalm 118:5
Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge is a Christian Discipleship Program for persons with life-controlling drug and alcohol addictions. Our recovery methods are born out of a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.
We believe that the answer is Jesus Christ.
We have an outstanding success rate. 76% of those who complete our program remain free of addiction.
Through Christ-based residential rehabilitation, Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge accepts applicants from all walks of life. Court-ordered students are welcome, but they must be willing to work the program and have a sincere desire to change.
If one of our residents struggles to find the support they need, we help direct them to an alternative opportunity. This program is designed for people who want to overcome their drug or alcohol addiction and are committed to working at it.
Residential Rehab Programs at Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge
Our Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge Women’s Residential Program is 12-months and based at the Robby Dawson Home for Women.
THE GREAT LAKES WOMEN’S CENTER LOCATION
Great Lakes Adult & Teen Challenge first opened a recovery center that housed up to eight women at the former New Life for Girls Home of Waukesha in 1999. This initial facility was generously funded by a lead gift from Mrs. Sara White, providing a much-needed space for substance abuse rehabilitation for several years. In 2001, the Fleck Foundation – with help from the Dawson Family – graciously donated a much larger building to us in the historic Concordia neighborhood on the west end of downtown Milwaukee. This bigger facility gave our women’s recovery center a new home. We decided to name this beautiful rehab facility after a young man named Robby Dawson, who struggled with addiction for many years before passing away the same year our new building was acquired. We sincerely thank The Fleck Foundation, The Dawson Family, and the many other donors that have made this home possible.
TAKE BACK CONTROL AND SET YOURSELF FREE
Currently, the Robby Dawson Home for Women houses up to 30 adult female residents (nearly 100 annually) at no charge to them. These women are discovering God in their lives and learning to conquer their life-controlling addictions for good. A refuge of hope for those looking for help Our faith-based addiction recovery programs for women combine classroom learning, group and personal studies, household duties, and work therapy training to help residents find freedom within God’s established boundaries.
Learn more about how this hope-filled program is helping to transform lives.