Our program is broken down into 2 phases, an Induction Phase and a Training Phase. Our different phases focus on different aspects of the growth and development of individuals as they walk out of addiction and into a new life.



Our Harrisburg Crisis Referral Center is a portal through which many men and women enter the program. After an individual contacts our referral center and their paper work is complete, they will be directed to one of our 5 primary centers to begin the Induction/Instruction Phase of the program. Induction is 4-5 months in length and is a type of “spiritual boot camp” for men and women who want to be free from life-controlling habits and become alive in God. Upon successful completion of phase 1, they will be transferred to the Teen Challenge Training Center. For more information about our crisis referral center or our induction center, visit our admissions page.


Phase 2 is ten months and is located at the corporate headquarters in Rehrersburg, PA. An adapted version of the 12-step program is complemented by Bible study, and community service. A state-licensed G.E.D. program is available for students that did not complete high school. *The women’s program is a 12-month program conducted in one location in Philadelphia. Both programs are similar in content. Average enrollment is:

  • – 150 for phase one of the men’s program
  • – 200 for phase two of the men’s program
  • – 20 for the women’s program.


Teen Challenge is credentialed by Teen Challenge U.S.A. located in Springfield, MO and by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). It is registered with the IRS as a religious, non profit 501(c)(3).

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