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What age group limits are there?
Our program is for men 17 3⁄4 years old and up. We have multiple facilities and do group by age when possible.

18 months is a long time. Why so long?
There are five phases to the TeenLife Program. We are one of the few centers that offers Phase Five which prepares our students for re-entry into society as productive citizens.

What medications are permitted?
We are a drug free zone. Here are the three kinds of prescribed medications allowed in this program:

•  Diabetic medication
•  Blood pressure medication
•  Allergy medication

Is tobacco use permitted?
The answer is NO! We do not allow medicated patches to help eliminate tobacco cravings.

Is there a program for women?
Yes. It is located at another location and we are able to furnish referrals for that program.

Are there visitation times allowed?
Passes for home visits are determined by the student’s progress. Family contacts are not automatic. The student may send and receive mail weekly.  After satisfactory completion of 6 weeks in the program, phone calls are allowed.

What are the costs?
Dallas Teen Challenge programs are some of the most affordable in the country. Costs are constantly changing in this economy. You may apply for assistance by contacting our offices.

Our current costs are:
$30 Background Check (required by our insurance company)
$250 Entrance and Processing Fee
$200 Monthly Fee

May I work while I'm in the program?
NO, due to the nature and schedule of program, students are not able to seek employment or be employed during the first 12 months of the program.

May I enter the program if I have upcoming court dates?

•  Students are allowed to enter the program with court dates pending. However, we ask court dates not be set for the first 3 months you are in the program. We do take into consideration the severity of the nature of the crime to determine eligibility. Some applicants may not be appropriate for our program and will be denied admission.
•  Students admitted to the program with pending court dates must provide their own transportation to court
•  If you are not married but have children, we must have a Notarized Letter from the mother of your child(ren) stating that she understands you will not be able to provide child support during the time you are in the program OR WILL NOT initiate court action requesting child support during the time you are in the program.

I am a sex offender. May I apply for the program?
WE ARE PROHIBITED FROM accepting individuals with sex offenses in their background.