We are MERCY HOUSE Adult & Teen Challenge
RESTORING BROKEN FAMILIES ONE MAN
AT A TIME
Freedom From Addiction Starts Here
Mercy House Adult & Teen Challenge is a 14-month residential Christian discipleship program for men from ages 18-65.
Adult & Teen Challenge Has A Solution
Most short term rehabs experience success rates of only 5-10%. Adult & Teen Challenge has a proven track record of over 50% for those that graduate.
Our program is not just to help someone overcome addiction, but also to find their life after addiction.
We believe that everyone has the ability to succeed. We can assist those who have not had the chance to move forward in their journey of recieving thier diploma.
We focus on learning how to process and overcome the stress and pressure of addiction through spiritual teachngs.
Our goal is to help broken families be restored and to help give them a path forward.
Who Are We?
In 2010 Pastor Bryan Wilson saw the need to help men who were struggling with addiction. He started a mens Teen Challenge program in Georgetown, Ms. at the old Union Academy school building. We have 14 beautiful acres where the men in our program can find a safe “retreat” to work on their life controlling issues. Our program is 14 months long and broken down into 4 phases. We believe in Total Life Transformation and desire to see men not just overcome drug addiction but become productive members of society. Our mission is to see Broken Families Restored One man at a Time. Teen Challenge USA is a nationwide ministry serving adults & teens whose lives have been affected by drugs & alcohol with over 200+ Christ-centered programs across the US.
Mercy House Adult & Teen Challenge has graduated over 200 men with the number growing each month. Drugs and alcohol are only part of the problem and we teach a total life transformation that we believe prepares men for the real world. Our success rate is over 50% for a graduate remaining sober up to 5 years after successful completion of the program. Faith-based programs work! Since it’s inception in 2010, there have been over 1,000 plus men come through the program who have all been taught how to live free from addiction.
We Focus On 4 Phases
Phase 1 – Why was I created?
Dealing with past wounds. How to move forward from addiction.
Phase 2 – Conflict resolution. Building healthy relationships. Dealing with triggers. Continued in-depth Bible studies.
Phase 3 – Move into our transition home. Get a job. Pay fines. Get a driver’s license. Marriage counseling. Improved life skills.
Phase 4 – Transition to alumni home. Have accountability. Live freely. Develop a new life.
Start Your Journey To A New Life
Don’t go through the process of recovery alone. There are people who can help you with the struggle you’re facing. Follow these steps and begin your path to a new life today.
Step 1. Intake Questionnaire
The admission process begins with this questionnaire & has 10 major points. Please review the questionnaire to determine your eligibility & entry into our program. After reviewing the questionnaire please follow each of the steps outlined below in the intake process.
1. Are you a sex offender? Unfortunately we cannot take offenders of this nature because we are too close to a public park & a school
2. How old are you? Our acceptance ages range from 18 to 65 years of age
3. Are you on disability? We do accept many people on disability but in most cases, depending on your situation, a discussion with the Intake Coordinator would be required
4. Are you on Probation? Your Probation Officer would need to be contacted before you could transfer out of the county you are currently reporting in
5. Are you taking psychotropic medication? No anxiety, depression, manic depression, or psychotropic medications or sleep aids are allowed to be taken here
6. Do you use nicotine? You can’t smoke, dip or vape. All of these including nicotine patches are not allowed
7. Is he in jail? Someone in jail needs to wait for their court date. We can forward a letter of acceptance directly to the court so the court system can determine if our program is a good fit for that particular individual
8. Should you bond them out? We cannot give legal advice but experience shows waiting for the judge to order that person here is more successful
9.Does the person want help or do you want the help for them? Someone coming here should have a desire to change. This can be determined in a phone interview with family & the prospective student
10. Is he in state or out of state? Because of our success we get many people from out of state. If there are any legal issues surrounding the student they have to be addressed. Commonly an interstate compact would need to be approved before coming here. If he is on Probation or has pending charges, most of the time he cannot leave the state he is in
Step 2. Download Application
Step 3. Call Us
Call the Intake Coordinator to discuss your application, answer any questions you have, & complete a phone interview.
Howard Kittrell (601) 720-3718 (if no one answers please leave a message or text me with your name & number). The best time to call is Mon-Thurs 12:30PM to 3:30PM
Step 4. Complete the Blood Work Requirement
Complete the blood work requirement. TB, HIV, & HEP B & C are required & need to be faxed to (601) 858-2420. Exceptions: If someone is incarcerated & can only complete the TB test the following can be administered once he arrives. Executive Director approval
Step 5. Follow Up
Follow up with another phone call to confirm the blood work was received & determine the projected date to come in. A list of approved items to bring in is listed in the next section
Step 6. Fees
Discuss financial arrangements to cover the $700 Intake Fee (non-refundable)
Step 7. Planning Your Stay
Come prepared to stay on the date & time set for you & be committed to complete a minimum 14-month Christian Discipleship Program. Phase 1 & phase 2 are completed at the same location.
Address: 1110 Mary St Georgetown, MS 39078 (Copiah County) (Georgetown is at the corner of highway 27 and highway 28, 45 minutes south of Jackson, MS)
Real Testimonies. Real Lives. Real Change.
Since beginning in 1958, the ministry of Teen Challenge has now expanded around the world to include 1,100+ ministry points in 110 countries. With nearly 25 million Americans suffering from drug addiction, Teen Challenge offers hope & healing to those in need.
Teen Challenge is a leader in recovery & is expanding services offered to include: nonresidential-community based programs called LifeLine, training for inmates in state & federal prisons; additional mothers-&-children centers; expanded re-entry training; outpatient counseling & violence in the workplace training. Teen Challenge works closely with government officials to offer recovery assistance in lieu of incarceration. Stay Sharp programs are available for middle & high school students & focus on abstinence from drugs, violence, alcohol & premarital sex.
I’ve believed in this ministry since its very beginning. And I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge!
It is a pleasure to extend most sincere congratulations to Teen Challenge of Mississippi on their outstanding work in assisting Mississippi individuals who struggle with alcohol and/or drug problems…I wish Teen Challenge of Mississippi much continued success and appreciate the service they provide to the people of Mississippi.