What is the SAFE Program?

The Student and Family Enrichment (or SAFE) Program was developed to bridge the gap between our students’ families and the Teen Challenge program. Our goals are to:

  1. Help the family understand the nature and culture of the Teen Challenge program
  2. Maintain open lines of communication between the family and Teen Challenge
  3. Keep the family informed of their loved one’s progress
  4. Encourage family involvement in the recovery process
  5. Promote healing for the entire family

How does the SAFE Program achieve its goals?

  1. Participating families receive a handbook of all necessary information relating to the program
  2. Contact information is provided to the families so that they can reach the department at any time with questions concerning their loved one or the program
  3. Monthly reports are sent to update the family on the progress of their loved one
  4. Monthly Family Day events connect families to the staff, provide tools and education and encourage interactions with other families (see info below)
  5. Instruction, resources, encouragement and support are available upon request at any time
  6. Follow-up phone calls and ongoing communication keep families connected before, during, and after treatment

How do I enroll?

Students entering our program after April 1st, 2015 are automatically enrolled along with their families. The SAFE department will reach out to you before or shortly after your student’s arrival in our program.

If your loved one entered our program prior to the implementation of the SAFE program on April 1st, 2015, or you believe that for some reason you were overlooked and not enrolled, please contact the SAFE department at one of the contacts listed below.

Family Day

Once a month, we invite our families to join us for a time of training and fellowship. Family Day coincides with graduation and usually occurs on the last Saturday of the month (see dates below). We provide breakfast, an informational training and lunch. After the training, you are eligible for an eight-hour, off-campus pass with your loved one (unless otherwise specified by the student’s counselor).  Click here to learn more about Family Day & our schedule.