Jessie is a beautiful sixteen year old from a good family with high standards and morals. On the outside all is well, but in secret Jessie has developed a serious eating disorder in an effort to fit in.
Bekka is a depressed fifteen year old from a rural neighborhood and she ingests pain medication in an effort to ease her sadness over a broken relationship with her father.
Kelly is a sweet fourteen year old who has been secretly and purposely cutting her arms on a daily basis to help overcome the emptiness she longs to be free from.
Does this situation sound familiar?
Could this be your daughter?
Are you worried she is experiencing a life-controlling problem that could threaten her life?
Everyone on Earth needs at least one person that is crazy about them and here at Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge we want to introduce your daughter to the one person that absolutely adores them…Jesus! Our mission is to reconcile individuals experiencing life controlling problems back into a loving relationship with God, where freedom and healing can take place for both the individual and their family. There is hope!
Our first most important mission here at EATC is to help nurture girls to experience an authentic relationship with God through Jesus Christ for themselves. This is the foundation for all other changes in esteem, beliefs, attitudes and ultimately behavior. We will present biblical solutions for the whole person and train students in practical life skills to manage their emotions, relationships, and choices.
Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge for Adolescent Girls takes a holistic Christ-centered approach to helping young girls, ages 12 to 17, exhibiting at risk behaviors.
We have a small student-to-staff ratio, with one staff member for every three students. Each student needs one-one-one help to overcome their life controlling issues.
We also believe lasting change is not an overnight process. The program tenure is 12 months.
Program Tenure: 12 months
As a private school with the state of Virginia, your daughter will continue her academic training in a quiet private classroom on campus equipped with residential staff who will work as her tutors. She will receive a full transcript that falls in line with Virginia standards.
Our team will tailor a specialized education plan specifically for your daughter and her academic needs. She will learn at her ability level with small group and one-on-one instruction, and she will progress towards her academic goals.
Our campus is a safe haven set apart in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Free from cell phones, social media and internet access, your daughter will have time to breathe from negative distractions as she learns to make healthy habits.
Our ranch-style house accommodates twelve students at a time. Students sleep in dormitory-style quarters and learn to have healthy friendships in a positive peer environment.
With family privileges in place that include mail, phone calls and visitation, one of our goals
is to see family relationships with your daughter restored.
Students take part in activities that foster a strong work ethic, like community service and physical activity. Not only will your daughter work hard, but she will also play hard too! We participate in plenty of recreational activities in our local community.