Mathis selects Reedley rehab as nonprofit of the year

Central Valley Teen Challenge offers free treatment for alcohol and drug addiction

The Central Valley Teen Challenge’s building, which is located at 42675 Road 44 in Reedley. (Central Valley Teen Challenge via Facebook)
Darren Fraser
Published May 19, 2024  • 
9:00 am

REEDLEY – A Reedley-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation center has been selected as the 2024 Central Valley nonprofit of the year by Assemblymember Devon Mathis.

Central Valley Teen Challenge opened its doors in 2015 to help young men struggling with addiction. Since then, the faith-based organization has expanded its services to male adults of all ages. Currently, there are 120 residents at the Reedley campus.

Teen Challenge offers a broad array of services to residents, all free of charge. The one-year residential program offers a Christian, faith-based approach to help individuals seeking help with addiction. According to the organization’s website, these services include vocational and other training. The organization also assists residents who want to earn their GED.

Teen Challenge is also active in community outreach, visiting schools and providing after school programs. The one-year program is also available to adolescents ages 12 to 17.

Reedley City Councilmember Matthew Tuttle, who is also Mathis’ chief of staff, presented the award to Teen Challenge at the Valley Teen Challenge BBQ dinner and fundraiser on May 18. The event was held at the Teen Valley campus at 42675 Road 44 in Reedley.

Central Valley Teen Challenge is one of more than 100 nonprofits that will be honored by state senators and assembly members for their contributions to the communities they serve. The California Nonprofit of the Year initiative is now in its ninth year. The initiative is sponsored by CalNonprofits.

Darren Fraser
Reporter