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Frequent Questions

  • How much does it cost to come to Teen Challenge of Arkansas?

    We have a $650 Induction Fee.
    Although it costs $1,800 / month per student we do not require a monthly fee to stay in the program.
    We do ask that the families and support system of the student make donations.

  • Can the student make money while in the program?

    Because we do not charge a monthly fee to be a student at Teen Challenge the work detail income will go into the General Fund for operating expenses.

  • Can I send money to the student while they are at Teen Challenge?

    Money that comes in for the student will be kept in their student account and used for Commissary. They following outlines the account procedures.
    • After the full Induction Fee is paid we follow an 80/20 rule.
    • For donations made by student’s families
    • 20% to student account
    • 80% to Teen Challenge
    • For donations made to the student’s medical account
    • 80% to student medical account
    • 20% to Teen Challenge

  • Will the student be allowed to come home for a pass?

    While in the Induction Phase at Teen Challenge of Arkansas the student will be allowed 2 Off-Campus passes. The 1st can be scheduled after 60 days in the program and the 2nd after 90 days. The Off-Campus passes must be scheduled 2 weeks in advance with the approval of the student’s minister. There are NO overnight passes while in the Induction Phase.

  • What about phone calls?

    Students in Teen Challenge are not able to make or receive phone calls for the first 30 days of the program. They can, however, write and receive mail immediately. After 30 days if the student is single with no children they are allowed 1 phone call per week. If they are married and / or have children they will have 2 phone calls per week with one of those being to the wife and / or children.

  • Where do I sent Mail and Packages?

    Mail and Small Packages may be sent to: PO Box 8177, Hot Springs Village, AR, 71910. We recommend boxes larger than a shoebox be sent via UPS to our physical address of 155 Walnut Valley Road, Hot Springs, AR, 71909

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