Addiction Resource Guide

Minnesota Teen Challenge

Long Term Christian Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Minnesota Teen Challenge is a one-year, licensed Christian residential chemical dependency program."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Our program is designed to meet the needs of adult men and women, teen boys and girls whose life-controlling issues and chemical dependency keep them from functioning in social, work or school settings."

Family Program:

"Family members are given the opportunity to rebuild their relationships through weekly visitation and phone contact."

Additional Characteristics:

"Services provided include individual/group counseling, pastoral counseling, education on anger, personal relationships, depression, family dynamics, atitudes, temptation and growing through failure."


  • Number of Beds: Data Not Supplied
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Adolescent Admits: 70
    Total Adult Admits: 200
    Average Length of Stay 12-15 months
    Percent of Women 18%
    Percent under 25 56%
    Percent with College Education: 5%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 65%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification:30%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has special track for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Men
  • Women

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Family
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Relapse


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Based on Income
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: No
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: Minnesota Dept. of Human Services
    Type of License: Rule 35, Extended Care Program
    Accredited by: National Teen Challenge, Springfield, MO

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (612) 373-3366x142
    General Information: (612) 373-3366
    Address: 1619 Portland Ave. S.
    Minneapolis, MN 55404-1598