Teen Challenge of Southern California was established in 1963 and includes 10 residential facilities placed throughout Southern California. Each year Teen Challenge serves more than 200,000 men, women and children in Southern California through our resident and outreach programs. The Teen Challenge residential program continues to be one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind.

Teen Challenge is a non-profit organization that relies entirely on the generous donations, funding and volunteer efforts of both individuals and organizations throughout our communities in order to offer adult residential services at no cost to the individual. (Due to services required by California state regulations, a modest tuition fee is charged for Timothy House adolescent boys’ home.) We know that community involvement and support is an essential component of recovery and necessary to providing services that address the specific needs of the communities involved.

It is the mission of Teen Challenge to provide youth, adults and children an effective and comprehensive faith-based solution to drug and alcohol addiction as well as other life-controlling problems. We are committed to enabling and equipping those we serve to find freedom from addictive behavior, to become socially and emotionally healthy, physically well and spiritually alive. Teen Challenge reaches out to people from all backgrounds, with particular emphasis on the urban poor, women, and ethnic minorities. We also give back to the communities we are in with outreaches, events, after-school programs and much more.

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The fastest way to register for the Walks for Recovery and begin raising funds is to register HERE. To register offline, please contact your local center.
If you have problems registering online, let us know via our Contact Us page or call Teen Challenge at 951-750-1779.
Yes, registration fees are tax-deductible but they are not refundable or transferable.
Yes, all registrants who register before the event will receive a Walks for Recovery t-shirt. However, for those who register the day of the event, t-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as supplies last.

Yes, throughout the course of the event, Teen Challenge will supply Walks for Recovery participants with water (and snacks where allowed).

No, there is not a fundraising minimum requirement to participate in the Walks for Recovery. We strongly encourage all participants to raise at least $500. For tips on successful fundraising, see Walker Toolkit. For more information, contact your local Teen Challenge of Southern California center.

Teen Challenge of Southern California is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible, as allowed by law. Please work with your tax professional to determine eligible deductions.
To make a donation, please support a particular walker, enter their name HERE.
Yes. To ensure that donations are applied to the correct walker, offline donations should be sent with a donation form, which you can download here: Walks Donation Form. All offline donations should be made payable to Teen Challenge of Southern California and mailed to the center you are supporting at the address shown on the form.
Your Personal Page is a web page dedicated to you and your fundraising efforts related to the Walks for Recovery. Your friends, family and co-workers can visit this Web page to donate to you online. This web page is automatically created for you once you are registered. We strongly encourage participants to customize their Personal Page to tell visitors why you are participating in the Walks for Recovery and raising money for Teen Challenge.
Credit card donations made via the website are posted immediately. Check and/or credit card donations sent in through the mail will not be reflected on participating walkers’ Personal Pages.
While we strongly urge participants to register online, we do accept registrations at the actual event locations. Anyone registering on the day of the event should arrive earlier to allow plenty of time to complete the process before the Walk begins. Please note that those who register on the day of the event are not guaranteed to receive a Walks for Recovery t-shirt as those must be ordered in advance.