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An overview of Teen Challenge with the founder David Wilkerson.



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Contact Information:



124 Locust St.

Buffalo, NY 14204

Phone: (716) 855-0602

Fax: 1-(888)-215-5987


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History of Teen Challenge:



Teen Challenge is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility, which believes in a total cure for the whole man. In 1958, David Wilkerson went to New York City and minister to the "street kids" who were involved in gangs, street warfare, and crimes of every sort. At that time Reverend Wilkerson was not aware of the fact that along with the incredible rate of crime, there existed an even more menacing problem... DRUG ABUSE!  In an effort to reach the unreachable, David Wilkerson opened a home in Brooklyn, NY where these addicts and gang members could receive help. 

That was just the beginning...


Today, Teen Challenge has grown to be the largest non-profit, private endeavor of it's kind in the world. Teen Challenge has centers for both adults and juveniles, male and female. Presently Teen Challenge has 220 centers in the United States and Puerto Rico, and almost 800 worldwide!

Buffalo Teen Challenge History:

Buffalo Teen Challenge Center was founded in 1978 with a vision to help hurting men who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction or other life controlling problems. For over 32 years Buffalo Teen Challenge has been serving this community and helping men that struggle with addiction.

In April 2010, Buffalo Teen Challenge changed its name to Teen Challenge of Western New York (TCWNY) and became a Regional Teen Challenge serving all of Western New York including the Greater Niagara, Buffalo and Rochester areas.




                                 TCWNY Golf Tournament

Thank you to everyone that

participated in the tournament.

Here is a look back at the tournament.













































Upcoming Events:

 Project Christmas Boxes


Please consider helping us Bless the Men in our center with boxes for Christmas. Needs: gloves, hats, shirts, pants, sweaters, ties, boxers, socks, gift cards, stationary, stamps, and toiletries.

There are some men that have children and want to be able to send gifts to their children as well. Please call the center to find out the age of the child and gifts that are needed. 716-855-0602


Coming in 2014:

Teen Challenge of WNY

Golf Tournament


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chestnut Hills Country Club

1330 Broadway, Darien, NY  14040 


Registration 9 AM

Golf (10 am Shotgun start)

Contests and gifts for all

$100.00 per person

Includes Golf, lunch & Dinner

Dinner only Reservations $29.00


For more information Call:

Jeff Long 716-713-3825  Dave Besch  716-432-2097

Paul Ditkowski 716-434-2540  Jim Nabozny 716-941-6212

Jose Flores   716-807-7208   John Stiegler 716-894-3770