Albany Teen Challenge
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Albany Teen Challenge was established in 2006 as a full-service men’s program. It opened after the Alcove Assembly of God graciously donated their church, parsonage and youth center to Teen Challenge. With renovations to the parsonage, the men’s home was opened. In 2011, the ministry bought a new property on Route 9W in Ravena, NY. It is a 16-acre parcel with a lovely large colonial home on it. Later that year, “Victory House”, a 28-bed men’s facility was opened. In 2014, a vision was cast to establish a women’s home in the Capital District. That vision became a reality in 2015, when “Hannah House”, a 12-bed women’s home was opened. The previous men’s home, in Alcove, was completely renovated and today the women enjoy the peace and serenity of that quiet community.
Albany Teen Challenge is overseen by Program Director Victor D. Harris, who has served in that capacity since October of 2011. Within every stage of Albany Teen Challenge’s development, we have shown ourselves as a credible, innovative answer to the drug epidemic, mending the lives of former addicts and reconstructing their broken families. Each stage of growth adds another dynamic to their complete recovery.