Citing the important work being done, The DEW Foundation of Tyler, Texas issued a grant of $50,000 to support the work being done by the National Office of Adult & Teen Challenge (ATC). “We couldn’t be more excited by the DEW Foundation’s investment. We see it as affirmation of the direction we’re headed as well as an endorsement of the initiatives we’re working on. To my knowledge, this is the first unrestricted grant we have ever received in the organization’s history!” said Gary Blackard, President & CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge.
Founded in 1994 by Dale and Edna Walsh, the DEW Foundation “joins hands with effective charitable organizations to meet human need and promote the common good worldwide, encouraging and empowering our family’s personal involvement.” This is the first time ATC has applied for funding from the DEW foundation.
“With our mission to educate, equip and empower our affiliates, this grant will be instrumental! We intend to use it towards the completion of our new ‘Breaking Free’ curriculum series, for course development within our new online learning management system, and in leadership development for all our staff nationwide,” Blackard said.
With more than 200 residential centers within the US and Canada, ATC is a faith-based non-profit headquartered in Ozark, Missouri. Its mission is to provide adults & teens freedom from addiction and other life-controlling issues through Christ-centered solutions. Through effective discipleship, mentoring and life-skills training, ATC and its affiliates have seen positive outcomes and radical life-transformation throughout its sixty-year history.