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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Long Island Teen Challenge

A BBB Accredited charity


Expiration Date:
Long Island Teen Challenge
309 Old Farmingdale Road
West Babylon, NY 11704
Year, State Incorporated:
1990, New York
Stated Purpose:
" To provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive regardless of race, social background, religion, or creed. "

Evaluation Conclusions

Long Island Teen Challenge (LITC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


Long Island Teen Challenge (LITC) is a 14 month residential program for young men, women, and married couples struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Each residential program has four phases: crisis intervention, induction restoration, training development, and re-entry development. As part of the residential program, students develop a new sense of faith while learning the Teen Challenge curriculum and receiving group counseling and vocational training. Upon completing the entire program, graduates are able to serve an internship as group leader or seek employment while continuing to live in the program's residential housing. In addition to its residential programs, LITC conducts three outreach program meetings per week and has a support group for those seeking out-patient care. Rock the Block, an outreach prevention program, connects children, youth, and adults through contemporary music, dance and drama with a message of hope, purpose, and destiny.


Chief Executive Officer:
Jimmy Jack, Founder & President
Chair of the Board:
Jerry Stewart
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Pastor / Restoration Assembly of God
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), television
Fund raising costs were 13.6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,054,509, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on LITC's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  

Blessingdales - Program service fees


Fundraising - contributions


Home Relief


General - contributions


Newsletters - contributions


Outreach - contributions


Church - contributions


Induction Fees - Program service fees


Evangelism Events


Scholarship - Program service fees


Missions - contributions


TC Auto - Program service fees


Interest Income


Book sales - Program service sees


Sale of assets


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Program Services

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 79%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative 15% 
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Beginning net assets $599,914
Ending net assets 695,093
Total liabilities 1,461,121

Total assets



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