What is the age limit?
Teen Challenge UK centres accept adults aged 18-45ish. The Teen Challenge programme adopts a youthful approach to recovery, involving a lot of activities, which may not suit more mature individuals.
How long is the programme?
The typical Teen Challenge experience lasts 12 months, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Emphasis is placed not on a time element, but on the evaluated progress of the student as to when completion is made.
Does it cost to go on to the programme and if so how much?
On entering the programme, residents pay an entrance fee:
Residents from North East Scotland - £75, those from other areas of Scotland - £100, and those from outwith Scotland - £150.
The cost of your stay with Teen Challenge is then covered by a variety of different sources. Applications are made on your behalf for Government support upon entry.
Does an individual have to be willing to enter the programme?
Yes. Teen Challenge is a voluntary program.
How long is the waiting list?
The waiting list can change from week to week. Normally between 3 – 12 Weeks.
Do I have to participate in all aspects of the programme to receive services?
Teen Challenge is a faith-based approach to recovery and all applicants must be sympathetic to the Christian faith. Prior to entrance all applicants are informed as to the faith-based nature of the programme and that, although entering Teen Challenge is voluntary, all aspects of the programme are mandatory.