This is a  staff list for Teen Challenge of Pennsylvania (Locations: Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Cheswick, Rural Ridge, and Rehrersburg)  

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Teen Challenge.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Teen Challenge, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Teen Challenge, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


Please donít place your loved one in Teen Challenge and rescue them if they are there now. 




Additional Information
Don Koch Director Harrisburg Location--Teen Challenge Harrisburg--There is no additional information on this staff at this time.*  There is no enrollment information available to the public for this location.
Richard (Rick) Dodridge Director Philadelphia Location--Teen Challenge Training Center--These programs only offer a 3-page "questionnaire-type" application online and do not include program details or the contract. 
Barbara Dodridge Coordinator  
Geraldine Avery Program Director  
Sherry McMillan Intake Director Men's Home Intake Director--Philadelphia
Gerri Hubbard Intake Director Women's Home Intake Director--Philadelphia
John Blaufuss Store Manager  
Tomika Vines Public Relations There is no addtional information on this location at this time.
No Names No Titles Cheswick Location--(May have moved to Rural Ridge)  Rural Ridge appears to be the PO Box mailing address for this location.  The location of the program is Cheswick.
Terry Claessens Director Rural Ridge Location--Teen Challenge of Western PA--Claessens is a Teen Challenge "graduate" from Chicago.  HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for this location.
Sandra Claessens Director Claessens met husband (Terry) while "working" at Teen Challenge of Chicago.
Cliff Graham Counselor  
David Lewis Counselor  
Jack Korn Counselor There is no additional information on staff at this location.
No Names No Titles Rehrersburg Location--Lancaster Teen Challenge--There is no staff information available for this location.*  HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment information for this location.
No Names No Titles Philadelphia Location--Teen Challenge Home for Girls  This program does not appear to have a website, but, it is still operating.
Teen Challenge Information--See
HEAL Review-- Teen Challenge Ranch in Morrow, AR Contract & Enrollment Materials  HEAL is in the process of reviewing the available enrollment materials for the above program(s).  In the meantime, we invite you to read the review of the Teen Challenge Ranch of Morrow, AR contract linked in this segment as the contracts are likely very similar and the program ought to be avoided.

 *Teen Challenge, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.


 Last Updated: October 18th, 2010


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