Since 1983

restoring hope to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Our History

In 1983, Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge (MnTC) was established. And in 1993, Rich Scherber was installed as Executive Director and opened the first home. Since that time, MnTC has grown to over 11 campuses across the state with multiple program options to meet a broad spectrum of needs.

Today MnTC serves over 700 clients on any given day., offering a full range of treatment and recovery services. We work with teens and their communities through our prevention program Know The Truth™​ and lead Lakeside Academy, a christian behavior and recovery center for teen boys. For men and women, we provide residential and out-patient licensed treatment, long term residential recovery with co-occurring mental health services and comprehensive aftercare support.

Thanksgiving meals provided

men housed in shelters or transitional housing


men and women refreshed their education

Mentor a Client

The MnTC mentor program is designed to empower mature men and women from the Christian community to join together with MnTC in fostering the spiritual growth and continued sobriety of our clients. MnTC mentors make an immensely positive impact on clients throughout the program and afterwards.

StorY of light

Tiffany’s Story

I struggled with a 15-year addiction to meth, opiates and alcohol prior to coming into Mn Adult & Teen Challenge. My physical health was in shambles and my mental health was unstable. I overdosed and was hospitalized. I had been in over 15 treatment programs. I was disconnected and homeless. 

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