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Former First Lady Mikey Hoeven
Former North Dakota First Lady Mikey L. Hoeven


There are not many absolutes in this world. However, of this I am sure. When we put our trust in God, lives change…
— Former North Dakota First Lady Mikey L. Hoeven


North Dakota Teen Challenge is a tremendous program bringing real hope for real change to people struggling with life-controlling addictions. It is a proven program and an effective alternative to incarceration. NDTC gives people the opportunity to break the cycle and start over, to become happy, successful and contributing members of their communities.
— Former North Dakota Senate Majority Leader, Bob Stenehjem


Learning how to live in relationships without using drugs and alcohol and how to socialize with others in a positive manner are major factors in becoming healthy and staying out of the criminal justice system. At North Dakota Teen Challenge, students learn Christian principles that help them practice this lifestyle. Instead of seeking out drugs and alcohol, students gain a positive, alternative way to dealing with life’s problems.
— Mike Eckert, North Dakota State Parole Officer


When all else fails and it seems no one else wants you, God does His best work. Teen Challenge is used by God to restore lives and relationships in ways government and other institutions are unable. Kris and I support this important program because it makes our state and community a better place to live and raise a family.
— Kevin Cramer, Commissioner, ND Public Service Commission

North Dakota Teen Challenge is a faith-based residential recovery program for people battling with drug and alcohol problems. Adults, ages 18 and over, from every ethnic, socio-economic, and religious background are welcomed with open arms as they embark on their new life.