Step 2: Read the Introductory Information Packet and fill out the Assessment Application form.
Before your interview it is a good idea to read the Introductory Information Packet so you have a better understanding what the program is about and what is expected from you. If you have any questions about what’s in the Introductory Information Packet you will have an opportunity at your interview to ask your questions.
Also you will want to download the Assessment Application Form and fill it out to the best of your ability and bring with you to your interview. If you have questions or need assistance your interviewer will be able to help you.
Step 3: Attend your interview
During your interview the staff will be reviewing your application and asking you a few questions to determine your eligibility for the program. Unless you are in a real crisis you will be asked to get a physical exam, a few medical tests, get your affairs in order in preparation for your admission. The interview is also a great chance to ask questions of us.
We do accept people who have been court appointed.
Step 4: Admission
Once you have completed all the requirements for admission a date will be scheduled for you to enter the program.
Teen Challenge wants every applicant to take responsibility for their care and training as they are able. Right now it costs SVTC $2,000/month to care for a student during the 13–16 month program. While the student is in the program the student will have an opportunity to raise $500 a month towards their tuition through our student enterprises.
We are asking that each applicant do two things:
- Bring a $1,500 non-refundable entrance at the time of admittance (for moms an additional $100 per child that enters with her). This also covers as the first month’s tuition.
- To give or raise from those that care about them the $1,500 monthly tuition (for moms an additional $100 per month per child).”
At the time of the interview the applicant will receive a financial packet that can help them with raising their tuition. However, the lack of finances will never prevent someone who wants and needs the help from entering the program. The best thing the applicant can do is talk with the Admissions Coordinator about their particular situation. SVTC is merely asking that the applicant, family and church family do all that they can do.
We are here to serve you in any way possible. Though our first priority is to your loved one, we also know that when a family member or friend is caught in an addiction it is also very difficult on those around them and often they need help too.
While your loved one is at Teen Challenge we primarily want them to be able to stay focused on their healing and relationship with Jesus Christ. Our purpose is never to keep your loved one from you, but rather to be the bridge between you. We want to see family restoration, healing and to see your loved one presented back to you whole.
We would encourage you to go through the Family Orientation so you can see firsthand and feel comfortable about your loved one entering this life-changing program. On the Program Information page we have information about what happens at each phase of their program.
We want to be able to answer all your questions and concerns. We also have Family Liaisons that are eager to talk with you.
Thank you for entrusting your loved one into our care.
To talk to a Family Liaison:
Phone number: (916) 362-2800 or (800) 437-1919