Attendees of the Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge's Hope Gala heard first-hand the way in which the program changes lives.
Testimonials from students and graduates of the addiction recovery program were one element of the gala on Friday, May 31, at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.
A ministry of the Assembly of God Church, Teen Challenge was founded in 1960 in New York. Two decades later, the Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge was established in Lebanon. The Portland Men's Campus serves males 18 and older in Estacada, and there are additional centers in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. In total, Adult and Teen Challenge has 1,400 locations across 125 countries.
Speakers at the organization's Hope Gala included State Rep. Christine Drazan, R-Canby; Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge CEO Chris Hodges; and Adult and Teen Challenge USA CEO Gary Blackard.
Attendees also enjoyed dinner, auctions and live music as they supported the organization and its programs.