Frequently Asked Questions 2017-10-13T12:19:15+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. If your question is not listed below, please go ahead and Contact Us!
The procedure for getting into the Teen Challenge program varies from center to center. Our Timothy House center houses teen boys only, while most of our other centers are for adult men or women. Please check our Center Pages and contact the center nearest you to find the one that meets your specific needs.

The first thing to do is call and setup an interview. The interview serves two purposes: it allows the induction personnel to explain both the program to the prospective individual and what is expected of a resident in the program.

The Southern California program consists of a one-year residential program for adults designed to help men and women learn how to live drug-free lives. During their one-year stay, they do not hold outside jobs, as all of their attention is focused on the program. We challenge the residents to embrace the Christian faith. We see that when they do, their lives are transformed by the power of Christ and they find true meaning and purpose.

To find more information on entering a Teen Challenge program outside of Southern California please use the Center Locator at the Teen Challenge USA website and contact the center nearest you to find one that meets your specific needs.

While Teen Challenge of Southern California offers its services at no charge to the adult student, certain Teen Challenge centers outside of Southern California have found it necessary to do so.

For pricing information, it is best to contact the center nearest to you directly.

While in the program, students are able to communicate with friends or family.

The procedure as to how or when to contact someone in the program varies between Teen Challenge centers. For more information on communicating with students in the program, please contact the center where they are located. Below you will find a link to each center’s page where you can find contact information, as well as a Director biography and other useful information. Calling during business hours is usually the best way to have your questions answered.

Men’s Centers:
Central Valley
Inland Empire
Orange County
San Diego
Kern – Shafter

Adolescent Boy’s Home:
Timothy House

Women’s Centers:
Ventura
Los Angeles
Kern – Bakersfield

Ministry Institute (TCMI):
Ministry Institute

For all Southern California Centers See Below:

Central Valley – (559) 387-5132
Inland Empire – (951) 683-4241
Kern County – (661) 399-2273
Los Angeles County – (310) 644-3695
Orange County – (714) 835-8822
San Diego County – (619) 265-0337
Timothy House (Boys) – (714) 913-4741
Ventura / Tri-County – (805) 648-3295
Ministry Institute – (323) 569-2818
Centers Outside Southern California

Teen Challenge would not be where it is today without the help of volunteers like you! We thank you for considering to volunteer.

Each center has its own needs in terms of areas to serve. To volunteer your time at a center please see the Centers below and locate the one nearest you, then contact that center directly to find a place to serve!

Central Valley – (559) 387-5132
Inland Empire – (951) 683-4241
Kern County – (661) 399-2273
Los Angeles County – (310) 644-3695
Orange County – (714) 835-8822
San Diego County – (619) 265-0337
Timothy House (Boys) – (714) 913-4741
Ventura / Tri-County – (805) 648-3295
Ministry Institute – (323) 569-2818
Centers Outside Southern California

To aid in your decision to volunteer at Teen Challenge, you may find the information at the following links helpful:

Men’s Centers
Central Valley
Inland Empire
Orange County
San Diego
Kern – Shafter

Women’s Centers:
Ventura
Los Angeles
Kern – Bakersfield

Ministry Institute (TCMI):
Ministry Institute

Centers with Learning Centers for Children
Orange County
San Diego
Ministry Institute
Kern – Bakersfield
Kern – Shafter

If you want to be a part of a team that works toward changing lives please contact a Teen Challenge center directly to inquire about available employment or internship opportunities.

The address and phone number of each Teen Challenge center in Southern California is available in the footer of our website. For centers outside of Southern California please visit Teen Challenge USA.

Teen Challenge of Southern California offers its services at no cost to adult students and is supported only by donations from individuals like yourself. To allow Teen Challenge to continue changing lives through the power of Christ, please prayerfully consider donating.

The easiest way to donate is through our online form located at Donate Now, where you can set up a one-time or recurring donation and choose which center to make the donation to.

If you would prefer to make your donation over the phone, please call (951)750-1778 to speak with one of our Donor Services Representatives.

If you currently receive mail from Teen Challenge and would like to change the frequency of these mailings or unsubscribe from them completely we would be happy to help you!

To send your request via our online Contact Form, please include your first and last name and address. You should receive a reply within one business day.

If you would like to speak to someone regarding this change, one of our Donor Services Representatives would be happy to assist you. Please call us at (951)750-1778.