Our mission is "to help youth stay in school, off drugs and alcohol, and out of the criminal justice system."

Dallas Challenge is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping youth find the path to a healthy and productive life.  Since 1984, we have been a leading provider of programs and services that have successfully steered over 180,000 children, teens and young adults away from destructive behaviors such as truancy, substance abuse, school failure and juvenile delinquency that were negatively impacting their lives.

Dallas Challenge prides itself on dealing directly with the crucial issues that youth are faced with today. The teenage years can be the most difficult and stressful period of one's life because the transition between childhood and adulthood is often accompanied by fear, alienation and self-doubt. While some young people get through this life stage successfully, increasing numbers are caught in a downward spiral of issues like substance abuse and truancy which can negatively affect their education, health and welfare. We understand the severity of problems faced by today's youth; therefore, we are dedicated to our vision to turn around the lives of every child from Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt counties that needs our help to get back on the right path.


If you are concerned about your child, call 214-942-5166!

Current program components include:

  • Drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention, education, intervention; and adolescent outpatient substance abuse treatment
  • Assessment, screening and referral services
  • Anger management intervention
  • Truancy prevention/intervention
  • Family education and communication skills development
  • Group and individual counseling

Please visit the Programs page for more information about each specific Dallas Challenge program.

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Dallas Challenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt Texas corporation. Gifts to Dallas Challenge are tax deductible to the extent allowed by current Texas laws. To find out more about how you can help Dallas Challenge continue to serve the youth from North Texas, please visit our Donations page.

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-410 | Dallas, Texas 75230 | T: 972.566.4680 | F: 972.566.6378

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