FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Teen Challenge a rehab?
Teen Challenge is a residential recovery and discipleship program. Unlike a conventional rehab,
the Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge program encompasses every aspect of life and
demonstrates a new way to live and think.
How long is the residential program?
Participants can generally expect to complete the program in approximately 12 months.
How old must I be to attend Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge?
Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge is a male 18+ center. If you are under the age of 18 we
encourage you to visit www.teenchallengeusa.com to locate a center.
Does Teen Challenge accept insurance?
No, Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge a non-profit faith-based program and does not accept
How much does it cost?
Our program cost $18,000. We require a $750 intake entry fee from students. The
cost of helping a student is approximately $1,500 a month. The inability to pay full tuition can be discussed
with the Executive Director or Admissions Coordinator for consideration of entry. Student support is a big help in
deferring expenses. Please contact us if you would like to help sponsor a student.
Can participants smoke?
Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge is a tobacco-free facility.
Can participants bring prescribed medication with them?
At this time our facilities are not equipped to provide medication administration.
Only non-addictive medications with a low risk for abuse are allowed. Opiate-derived pain
medications, anti-anxiety drugs, and any mind-or mood-altering drug with a potential for misuse
are strictly prohibited. If such drugs are medically necessary, participants must wait until they
complete their treatment on the medication before entering the Baltimore Adult & Teen
Challenge program. Contact the admissions office for further details.
What kinds of visitors are students permitted?
Only immediate family may visit students enrolled in the Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge
program. Contact with old friends, including girlfriends or boyfriends, is not allowed. Pastors with
ministerial credentials may also visit students with prior approval.
Does Teen Challenge accept students on probation or parole?
Yes, but the supervision officer must be informed. Many participants enrolled in the Baltimore
Adult & Teen Challenge program are at Teen Challenge as a condition of their probation or
parole. Applicants need to take care of any warrants or legal proceedings before entry.
Students are responsible for supervision appointments and reporting will be conducted as part of
the participant’s case management. Contact the admissions office for further details.
Do applicants need a photo ID?
All applicants must have a current form of identification before entering the program: driver
license, state ID, social security card, birth certificate, passport, etc.
Do I have to detox before entry?
No, but it is encouraged to detox before entry if you are addicted to alcohol or barbiturate and
Why is the Teen Challenge program so effective?
Since Teen Challenge first opened it’s doors, thousands have come seeking help and have
found the Helper. . .
The Adult Programs are successful in assisting individuals to find freedom from life-controlling
problems as we proclaim with both our lips and our lives God’s great and glorious love. It is the
love of Christ that can break the hardest of hearts and lead to a life of obedience and service.
At Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge, Christ-centered teaching is at the heart of what we do.
Through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, we aim to lure people away from the
fleeting pleasures of sin into ever-increasing joy in God as we make known the supreme beauty
of Christ sacrificial death and resurrection.
We believe teaching faith in Jesus Christ instills a new nature and alters the behavior that allows
the entire person to heal. Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge firmly believes, and results show, that an individual
must establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ if he wishes to find permanent freedom
from life-controlling issues. This central spiritual dynamic is the foundation upon which all aspects
of the Baltimore Adult & Teen Challenge program is built.