Residential Program


Teen Challenge of Southern California has been an effective solution to life-controlling problems for thousands of people for over 50 years. We offer a variety of outreach programs, and we have a one year residential drug recovery program for men and women over the age of 18. The one year program starts with a student entering one of our "Induction Centers" for approximately 3 months, then transferring to one of two long-term centers for an additional 9 months.

The one year program is designed to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our students. There are currently over 500 men and women in the residential program throughout our centers in Southern California. Over the course of the program, we provide Christian discipleship classes, individual advising sessions, vocational training, basic computer classes, GED certificate courses and curriculum designed to help each student re-integrate into society .

To inquire about someone entering the residential program or see what other services Teen Challenge offers in your area, call the center closest to you for more infomation or to set up an interview. The interview serves two purposes. It allows the induction personnel to explain the program to the prospective student and provides an opportunity for the potential student to decide if TC is a good fit for them.

Kern County - 661-399-2273
Ventura County- 805-648-3295
Los Angeles County - 310-644-3695
Ministry Institute (South Gate) - 323-569-2818
Orange County - 714-835-8822
Riverside County - 951-683-4241
San Diego County - 619-265-0337

You can speed up the intake process by downloading and filling out the admissions forms, then taking it to the center you have an appointment with. You can download these forms here:

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