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Offering HOPE to women caught in life-controlling issues


Women who become students at Primrose Hill Adult and Teen Challenge are given an opportunity to confront their destructive choices, their self-sabotaging behavior, and their unhealthy views with the love of God and the guidance of Biblical principles.

One of the major differences between recovery programs and Primrose Hill Adult and Teen Challenge alternative Christian recovery centers is our emphasis on Christian values and cultivating a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is this central spiritual dynamic upon which all aspects of the Adult and Teen Challenge program are built.


The benefits of Primrose Hill’s Adult and Teen Challenge’s long-term residential recovery program are many, beginning with how we identify those who participate. We do not call them clients or residents. We refer to them as students, because they learn a new way of living. Our alternative Christian recovery centers’ students are given the following opportunities when they enter our programs:

  • They are able to separate themselves from the environment and relationships that have contributed to their life-controlling problems.
  • They come into a controlled environment which helps them to avoid the substances and behaviors that have contributed to their self-destruction.
  • They enter into a loving and supportive Christian community.
  • They are mentored by others who have walked the same path to freedom and understand the process they are going through as they grow.
  • They are positioned to confront the destructive thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that led to their life-controlling problems.
  • Chapel services, Christian growth classes, church attendance, and Christian mentoring facilitate their spiritual journey to discover God’s truth for themselves.
  • They are given the opportunity to cultivate the life practice of personal prayer and daily devotions.
  • They participate in work programs designed to teach a positive work ethic, responsibility, and pride in a job well-done, regardless of the tasks they are assigned to complete. Because many work programs generate funding for Adult and Teen Challenge programs, students are given the opportunity to contribute to their own recovery through their work, which gives them a sense of productivity and dignity.



Primrose Hill is a 12-month residential recovery center for women and women with young children who have drug and alcohol addictions. Primrose Hill is one of a few Teen Challenge centers where children can stay with their mother during recovery.

When a mother is an addict the child feels their childhood has been taken away from them. Often the child will feel painfully responsible for the situation.

Primrose Hill is one of only twelve Teen Challenge centers in the nation where women are allowed to bring their children with them during their stay. This allows for a bond of mutual healing between mom and her children and ultimately amongst the entire family.


Primrose Hill is a beautiful 5700 sq. ft. home nestled on 43 acres in north central Missouri. This is the perfect place for women to be valued, loved and encouraged to discover God’s plan for their lives.


The Primrose is a Missouri wildflower and one of the first flowers of spring. They are much like the women of Primrose Hill, who come out of the hard winter season of a life of substance abuse, and into a new season filled with hope and newness of life.

Primrose Hill Leadership Team

The Primrose team works together every day to provide hope for these moms and their children.

Rev. Jim Lowans

Rev. Jim Lowans



Heather Owen

Heather Owen

Center Director

Kathie Lowans

Kathie Lowans

Corporate Women's Director