Challenging Addiction

Teen Challenge Strathclyde

Teen Challenge Strathclyde is a registered charity challenging addiction and offering hope to the vulnerable and socially marginalised. The organisation is based on Christian values and beliefs providing a positive answer to the current addiction problem.

What we do

Outreach work in the form of recovery hubs and cafes which form points of contact for clients to seek support and be sign posted to appropriate organisations.

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2020 Stats in Scotland

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people died of drug related causes

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per 100,000 population

Greater Glasgow and Clyde had the highest drug-related death rate of
all health board areas for the 5-
year period 2016-2020

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people died of alcohol specific causes

Teen Challenge Strathclyde are challenging these statistics by seeing people as individuals, sharing stories of hope and building relationships that empower people to choose freedom.

May 2021

Teen Challenge: Greenock

Made meaningful contact with an average of 15 people a week sharing hope

Teen Challenge: Largs

Have made contact with hundreds and hundreds of families from Largs and all over Scotland who now know where to come for help.

2020

Teen Challenge: Irvine

Supported one person to return to his community after he graduated from rehab, to secure housing and access employment.

Teen Challenge: Largs

Have been running since 2009 and have never missed a week

2019

Teen Challenge: Irvine

Arranged bus trips to a Safari Park and a pantomime, which built relationships and raised self-esteem.

The Board

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Mary Lees

Chairperson

Mary Lees chairperson of TC Strathclyde. Mary was a schoolteacher for 20 years after which Mary took over role of manager at The Haven Kilmacolm for 16 years

Stephen Melvin

Stephen Melvin

Stephen Melvin was a sales director for 35 years. After retirement, he became a trustee and Men’s Coordinator for Connect 2: Teen Challenge Forth Valley. Stephen has had 25 years’ experience working in outreach with TC Strathclyde.

Gary Lister

Gary Lister

Gary Lister is the company secretary to the Board. A former businessman and church leader who is currently the manager of The Haven Kilmacolm

Mark Lowey

Mark Lowey

Mark Lowey a former staff member at Teen Challenge Dunns prior to training as a minister. Mark serves as a minister in the Church of Scotland in Stonehaven

Graham Fotheringham

Graham Fotheringham

Graham Fotheringham is a retired schoolteacher. Graham volunteers at The Haven Kilmacolm and Glasgow City Mission. He is involved in outreach work in Teen Challenge.

David Black

David Black

David Black is the former Chairman of Teen Challenge Strathclyde. David has been involved with The Haven Kilmacolm for thirty years and is Chairman of the Board of The Haven Kilmacolm.

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Margo Gault

Schools Coordinator

Margo Gault is a retired university programme administrator. Margo is involved in outreach work at her local church and is the Schools Coordinator for Teen Challenge Strathclyde.

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