Our Teen Challenge residential centers welcome individuals 18+ who need help. In addition, we spend countless hours in schools and communities across Southern California trying to reach teens and preteens before they get into serious trouble with gangs and/or substance abuse.


Teen Challenge of Southern California has been an effective solution to life-controlling problems for thousands of people for more than 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, as well as adolescent boys ages 12 – 17. The one-year adult program starts with a student entering one of our Induction Centers for approximately three months, then transferring to one of two long-term centers for an additional nine months.

The one-year program is designed to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our more than 500 students. Over the course of their stay, we provide Christian discipleship classes, individual advising sessions, vocational training, basic computer classes, GED certificate and high school diploma courses and curriculum designed to help each student re-integrate into society.


If you would like to speak with someone about residential services or arrange for Teen Challenge representatives to visit your church, child’s school, youth group or other organization, contact the Teen Challenge of Southern California center nearest you:

Central Valley
(559) 549-6657

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 (Adolescent Boys)
(714) 835-8822

(805) 648-3295

Ministry Institute
(323) 569-2818


If you would like to apply for admission, you can speed up the intake process by downloading and filling out the admissions forms, then taking them to the center you have an appointment with. You can download the forms below: