Central Indiana Teen Challenge
Central Indiana Teen Challenge is a nonprofit residential organization. The mission of Central Indiana Teen Challenge is to restore adolescent females (ages 13-17) with life controlling problems to a productive lifestyle and become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well and spiritually alive.
Indianapolis Teen Challenge was founded in July of 1969 by Betty Violette, Dave and Don Wilkerson. The need was recognized for the establishment of a residential program that could provide training while offering a sanctuary until new life habits could be established. In 1988 Indianapolis Teen Challenge, located at 10124 East 46th St. was able to house 10 girls and staff. In December 2001 a 10,500 sq. foot a former assisted living facility in Lebanon Indiana became available. Indianapolis Teen Challenge moved to the facility located at 1015 N. Lebanon Street and became Central Indiana Teen Challenge. We can now hold 24 students and 4 Direct Care Staff. The program founded in 1969 ministered to students between the ages of 18-25 but found the tremendous need among younger students of the 13-17 age dealing with recovery needed from street drugs, prescription drugs, synthetics, alcohol, severe cutting, and eating disorders. Students are assigned by their parents, guardians or the courts. We currently have students from across the United States.