Minnesota Teen Challenge, dba MN Adult & Teen Challenge

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We offer effective and affordable programs throughout Minnesota with campuses in Minneapolis, Brainerd, Duluth, Rochester and Buffalo. We have a broad spectrum of treatment and recovery programs: Outpatient (Telehealth and In-person), Licensed Residential (7-90 days) Long Term Recovery Program (12 months) Aftercare and Alumni Services, allowing us to effectively serve individuals with a broad spectrum of addiction issues; from those seeking treatment for the first time, to those who have been struggling with addiction for many years.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Minnesota Teen Challenge
740 E. 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Website: mntc.org

Phone: 612-373-3366

Email: admissions@mntc.org

Organization details

EIN: 411517351

CEO/President: Rev. Richard Scherber

Chairman: Jay Coughlan

Board size: 19


Year founded: 1998

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


In all of our programs, we focus on our clients' recovery from addiction. In order to do this, our centers foster an environment of love, trust and respect. Our staff works alongside clients to uncover the root causes of their addictive tendencies and to create new patterns to replace old ones.

In the broader communities of Minnesota, our prevention program strives to inform people about the drug situation in their area as well as the dangers of using drugs by presenting in classrooms and hosting community forums. We also keep long-term clients connected to our community by singing as a choir at churches and volunteering at local nonprofits.

In the legal community, we advocate on behalf of our clients, working with probation officers and partnering with government, political and law enforcement officials. Many officials participate in forums - raising community awareness. In jails and prisons, we strive to help those struggling with addiction find the best recovery solution whether at MnTC or elsewhere.

We offer professional trainings through out the state of MN. The trainings consist of many different topics and are accredited for CEU hours.

Mission statement

Our mission is to assist men, women, teens in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Health & Well-Being

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating518 of 8949 of 13
Fund acquisition rating490 of 8946 of 13
Resource allocation rating195 of 8946 of 13
Asset utilization rating794 of 89413 of 13

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,396,654$9,993,496$6,610,884$6,067,885$6,475,123
Short-term investments$1,430,742$1,311,543$1,096,997$119,040$32,530
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$44,428,739$37,142,384$25,889,372$22,592,814$21,394,656
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$46,141,414$42,502,744$37,630,310$35,156,536$28,299,006
Other long-term assets$4,049$4,627$256,971$259,511$250,000
Total long-term assets$46,145,463$42,507,371$37,887,281$35,416,047$28,549,006
Total assets$90,574,202$79,649,755$63,776,653$58,008,861$49,943,662
Payables and accrued expenses$4,289,050$2,808,824$2,125,049$2,016,118$2,175,358
Other current liabilities$92,628$200,967$284,370$40,492$48,864
Total current liabilities$4,381,678$3,009,791$2,409,419$2,056,610$2,224,222
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$156,744$271,445$380,462$484,076$134,314
Total liabilities$4,538,422$3,281,236$2,789,881$2,540,686$2,358,536
Net assets20202019201820172016
Temporarily restricted$0$0$3,959,573$4,725,161$7,605,452
Permanently restricted$0$0$12,000$12,000$12,000
Net assets$86,035,780$76,368,519$60,986,772$55,468,175$47,585,126
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$17,005,688$20,061,734$11,903,392$11,948,853$12,181,235
Program service revenue$36,401,987$37,305,717$32,461,741$28,685,655$23,560,529
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$272,385$377,452($12,957)$20,102$9,676
Other revenue$213,992($194,915)($149,530)$726,956$744,352
Total other revenue$36,888,364$37,488,254$32,299,254$29,432,713$24,314,557
Total revenue$53,894,052$57,549,988$44,202,646$41,381,566$36,495,792
Program services$37,763,240$35,944,324$32,802,818$28,731,777$24,274,480
Management and general$4,791,733$4,543,750$4,236,661$3,775,982$3,786,664
Total expenses$44,183,430$42,034,819$38,729,049$33,498,517$29,296,368
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$9,710,622$15,515,169$5,473,597$7,883,049$7,199,424
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$9,710,622$15,515,169$5,473,597$7,883,049$7,199,424


Rev Richard ScherberCEO$258,418
Eric VagleSecretary/President$219,369
Thomas TruszinskiCenter Director$161,516
Jonathan SlagVP of Development$159,810
Saul SelbyVP of Clinical Services$158,757
Mary BrownVP of Marketing and Events$158,734
Twila JensenVP of Finance$152,247
Dave IrvinVP of HR and Admin$148,578

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/10/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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