Welcome to
Springboard Home

Teen Challenge’s SPRINGBOARD HOME FOR YOUTH IN CRISIS is a 3-5-month residential shelter for girls ages 12-17 and is licensed through the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Springboard’s doors opened in October of 1976 as a non-profit, temporary shelter care home, after Rev. Snow Peabody Executive State Director for Teen Challenge AZ, saw a need to reach out and help teens in crisis. Since that time, some 9,000 young ladies have gone through Springboard Home.

Teen Challenge began in 1958 when Rev. David Wilkerson, author of “The Cross and the Switchblade”, went to New York to reach teenage gang members with God’s love. There in the heart of the big city slums, Teen Challenge was born. Now there are over 1,000 Teen Challenge centers in 90 countries, helping not only teens, but also adults with life-controlling problems, mainly in the area of drug and alcohol abuse. Presently, in the State of Arizona, there are three adult men’s facilities, one women’s center with children and one center for adolescent girls …. SPRINGBOARD.

Butterfly Stories
Nationally, the Teen Challenge program boasts an unparalleled 86% success rate as documented through multiple independent studies.

Mission & HistoryWe exist to help young ladies become mentally stable, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive!

Our Springboard Home for Adolescent Girls in Crisis, a shelter home for young ladies, ages 12-17 is located in Tucson’s northwest area. Springboard is licensed by the State of Arizona Department of Child Services (DCS). Each year, the state reviews and licenses the Springboard program. Additionally, Teen Challenge of Arizona and Springboard are reviewed and accredited by Teen Challenge USA, to ensure excellence in serving families during difficult times.
Though the Teen Challenge of Arizona facilities are spread out across the state, we are one family, with one heart, one mind, one purpose, and one goal. That goal is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in reaching out to the lost that they may be found.

What We OfferHow a Butterfly Story is created:

  • Counseling

    Each week, the young women receive biblical counseling designed to address the immediate issues faced by the family in crisis. In addition, providing long-term tools to ensure complete family reconciliation and success in subsequent challenges. A Service Care Plan is created at the time of admission to ensure that holistic biblical counseling services are provided to each family we serve.

  • Education

    A Teen Challenge certified teacher on staff leads each of the students through a Nationally Accredited Teen Challenge curriculum, instructing the young ladies in character development, faith-based principles, as well as practical living skills. A total of four (4) units must be completed in the above areas for their program to have reached completion and to be considered for our annual graduation from the program. Many school districts may offer credit for physical education, home economics, community service, language arts and choir to the young ladies who successfully complete the Springboard program.

  • Care

    24-hour constant care under the supervision of highly-trained staff, ensures that each of the young ladies we serve gets the best physical and emotional care while they are recovering from a time of crisis. Although a highly-structured program, recreation, field trips and other fun activities are implemented for the purpose of providing a well-rounded experience to meet the many needs of our residents. Each of our students are treated with the utmost of respect and dignity and find a valuable balance between these elements of the Springboard program. Follow up with each family varies upon completion of the program, but no less than 3 months of follow up care is completed with each graduate.

The GoalChange a story. Change a life.

Our goal at Springboard is to provide a warm, loving, nurturing and structured environment for the young ladies… an environment in which they can grow and overcome their life-controlling issues while developing a well-rounded and disciplined life. Through curriculum, counseling and ministry, we strive to reunite the entire family into healthy and loving relationships. We address both the issues that created the current crisis as well as providing tools to avert crisis in the future.

Through discipleship, we address the root issues that have brought the young ladies to their current situation. We address the head, the heart and the hands of each student.

The StaffCenter Director.

Georgia Morrison, Springboard Home’s Center Director, holds a Masters Degree in International Community Development from Northwest University and a Bachelor’s in Communications, Summa Cum Laude. She is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God and has extensive experience working with the Arizona Assemblies of God Ministry Network in children’s and youth ministry, summer camps as well as many youth events.
Georgia understands the importance of compassionate care combined with Biblical curriculum and counseling to help transform the heart for a lifetime.  Our entire staff is dedicated to ensuring that each student is given the greatest opportunity to discover who they are in Christ and embrace a new life, hope and future in Him.

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Our Staff

Springboard has a professional staff of teachers, houseparents, administrative staff, and counselors. All of the staff at Springboard is well-trained, compassionate and dedicated to ministering to the young ladies with whom we are entrusted. In addition to being properly trained, certified, and qualified; we believe that each staff member is called and equipped to be here. Each of us takes seriously our commitment to the Lord, the young ladies we minister to, and the families we serve.

Georgia MorrisonCenter Director
Center Supervisor
Intake Coordinator
Biblical Counselors
Classroom Teachers
House Parents
Public Relations and Admin Staff

The Board of Directors

Mr. Tim Peterson - Board Chairman
Rev. Snow Peabody - Board Member, Executive State Director
Ms. Kim I. Chatterton - Board Vice Chairwoman
Rev. Stephen L. Harris - Board Member
Mr. Bruce Rivera - Board Secretary
Mr. Nick Petrucci - Board Member
Mr. Tom Woods - Board Member
Mr. Don Perrotti - Board Member