Brooklyn Teen Challenge

Brooklyn Teen Challenge is a residential faith-based recovery program for men and women with life-controlling issues.

Mission:  To help those who are struggling with life-controlling issues to become physically well, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, and spiritually alive.

Volunteers teach GED classes to adults participating in the residential program.
Our funding covers the costs for nutritious fruits, vegetables, and meats to be incorporated into the balanced meals provided to residential recovery program participants.
We love hearing the stories of life transformation from residents and alumni of the Teen Challenge programs!

Packing and Distributing Pantry Bags

Volunteers will work alongside Teen Challenge residents to set up tables and supplies, pack bags filled with groceries, and distribute the bags to low-income families in the neighborhood.

GED Tutoring

Volunteers will provide one-on-one or group tutoring for adult students who are pursuing their GED.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
“I was desperate and no one could help me, but Teen Challenge took me in, they helped me and showed me the way. Things happened in the past where I knew Jesus was real but I didn’t know him and they helped me understand who Jesus is and what he did for me, which led to me understanding his grace which is powerful, which lead to understanding his love.”
Cesar, Alumni
Stories of Hope this Spring
April 20, 2015
Last month, we celebrated Easter Sunday at Redeemer Presbyterian Church with some incredible stories from some of the men and women who have experienced life change through our affiliate programs. We wanted to share some of them with you here. Celebrate these stories with us!
Why Your Community Group Should Serve Together
September 21, 2016
The writer of Hebrews says, “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.” Certainly, serving the poor and marginalized together is one way to encourage one another toward good works and build one another up in Christ.
We Must Walk Alongside Our Neighbors Battling Addiction
October 11, 2016
More than one million New Yorkers struggle with substance use problems, and New York City has among the highest number of people using illicit drugs in the United States. But there is hope, thanks to partners like Brooklyn Teen Challenge who commit to walking alongside our neighbors battling addiction.
Prayers for Those Struggling with Addiction
October 18, 2016
For the month of October, we’ll be praying for those New Yorkers who are battling with or recovering from addiction. Below are some jumping off points to guide your prayers. Won’t you join us in lifting up these neighbors of ours?
From the Gutter to a Family at Brooklyn Teen Challenge
December 14, 2016
Debra Burgos battled a 20-year addiction to alcohol and a 10-year addiction to heroin. Then she found Brooklyn Teen Challenge and the Walter Hoving Home. Now she’s a spiritual mom to those going through the struggles she once did.
The Satisfaction of Every Longing
September 06, 2017
Amanda Wood started doing drugs when she was 15. By the time she was in her twenties, she was in the throes of addiction. But God used the people at Brooklyn Teen Challenge to show Amanda the love of Christ and to bring hope to her life at a time when she has lost who she was.
Bring on the Christmas Cheer—His Toy Store is Here!
November 07, 2017
It’s almost that time of year again—time for gathering families, sharing meals, and giving gifts. And we at Hope for New York want to make sure that families across our city experience joy this Christmas. Join us by giving to His Toy Store to provide toys for local families with limited financial resources.