Teen Challenge Connecticut
86 Spring Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 06534
At Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey, treatment recovery emphasizes Christian faith and biblical principles, with a focus on commitment, service, and integrity as core values to help recovery from drug and/or alcohol abuse. The goal is to offer hope and motivation, and provide the emotional training and life skills for young men to become happy, healthy and productive members of society.
- Life Skills Training
- Chapel Services
- Class Lectures
Holistic TherapyFacilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Aftercare SupportAddiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
- Residential Neighborhood
Meet the Staff
- Pasco ManzoInterim PresidentPasco Manzo is a member of the Board of Directors for Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey. He brings over 35 years of ministry and management experience and is passionate about broken humanity and the mission of Teen Challenge. Pasco also continues in his position as President of Run for Freedom, a national organization combating Human Trafficking.
- Jacqueline StrothoffExecutive Director, Teen Challenge Women's and Girls' MinistriesTwelve years of drug addiction drove Jacqueline Strothoff to participate in every rehabilitation effort presented to her as she desperately struggled to overcome her addiction. Those years were devastating as she was committed several times to psychiatric hospitals and incarcerated for criminal activities. During one of those stays in a psychiatric hospital in 1974, Jacqui experienced a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. Upon her release, she entered New Life For Girls, a one year Christian residential discipleship program in Pennsylvania. From there, she enrolled in a ministerial training program at Rev. David Wilkerson’s Twin Oaks Leadership Academy in Texas, where she met her husband, Bob. They spent the next several years working in Teen Challenge centers across the country and then settled in Springfield, Missouri where Jacqui earned a degree in social work from Southwest Missouri State College. Jacqui has ably served the Lord in a variety of capacities in churches and ministries. Her life and testimony has impacted thousands of hurting lives. Today that impact continues as she serves Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey in a senior leadership role. Jacqui is the proud mother of two adult children and the ecstatic grandmother of two adorable grandchildren.