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747 Samuels Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76102

About Us

Fort Worth Teen Challenge started in the hearts of Larry & Larice Adley in 1976. They and the anointed staff have helped many women find healing, hope, & peace in Jesus Christ.

The Program

It is our purpose to rehabilitate women, teaching them Christian principles on which to base their lives, and ultimately placing them back into society as productive contributors.

Support Us

Fort Worth Teen Challenge is a 501 (c) organization and is solely dependent on the generous monetary and in-kind contributions from churches, local businesses, corporations, and individuals.

Our Mission & Vision

At Teen Challenge Fort Worth, We Offer Faith-Based Hope for Addiction Recovery

We reach out to those who need help. The individual seeking help is received into the program, withdrawn from all addicting habits, and brought into a consistent schedule of Bible studies, classwork, prayer, job schedule, and activities.

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Hear from our latest graduates.

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“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things become new. “

– 2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)

It is our purpose to rehabilitate women, teaching them Christian principles on which to base their lives, and ultimately placing them back into society as productive contributors.

Next Steps

Learn About Admissions

Entry Requirements
  • At least one full-year commitment.
  • No smoking, no nicotine gum, patches, etc.
  • No cell phone, laptops, etc.
  • Communication only with immediate family for the duration of the program.
  • No access to the Internet while in the program.
  • No phone calls or letters until the 15th day after the entry date. All incoming and outgoing mail is screened.
  • Four full months before any family visitation.
  • Health test with all results in writing. (see details here)
  • No prescription drugs (mood-altering, psychotic, or pain), laxatives, sleep aids, or herbs.
  • ALL house guidelines and schedules must be adhered to.
  • We DO NOT provide any Medical, Dental, or Optical services.
    • Please, take care of checkups & illnesses before entering the program to prevent having to be dismissed from the program to address health issues.
    • In case of an emergency ONLY, the resident will be taken to a County Hospital.
  • We must be informed of all legal matters and we DO NOT provide any legal services.
What To Bring
Fort Worth Teen Challenge wants to extend our hospitality and offer our ladies a comfortable and home-like atmosphere. Our day-to-day attire is casual. The lists below are suggested items. Please keep in mind that space is limited.

For a full list of items to bring please download the checklist below.

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What Not To Bring

Please DO NOT bring the following:

  • NO Smoking, nicotine patches, e-cigarettes, chew, etc.
  • NO (Mood Altering) medications, herbs, laxatives, Benadryl, sleeping aids, or any vitamins that are not a once a day multi-vitamin
  • NO food supplements tablets or powders
  • NO food or drink of any kind
  • NO photos or correspondence with anyone other than immediate family
  • NO relationships with the opposite sex unless married
  • NO games, computers, laptops, TV, heating pads, iron, gadgets, or kitchen appliances
  • NO cell phones
  • NO wall mount items or pictures
  • NO iPods, iPads, Kindles, Tablets, MP3 players or any media device requiring headphones or earphones of any kind
  • NO large boom boxes or stereos
  • NO personal vehicles
  • NO bar soap (liquid soap only)
  • NO literature, movies, magazines, books, poetry, address books, old journals, studies, business cards/papers, bookkeeping, or teaching tapes*
  • NO body jewelry (tongue**, brow, naval, nose, etc).

*Our curriculum is Bible-based and structured for Teen Challenge. All non-curriculum items will be shipped back home at your own expense.

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Program Cost

All of our services are free except an entrance fee of $50.00. Being a non-profit organization we are locally supported and dependent entirely on free-will gifts and contributions from churches of various denominations, local businesses, corporations, and individuals in general. We do not receive any funding from the state or federal government. For more information on making a contribution, please click here.​

Entrance Fee- $50.00 (non-refundable)

Fort Worth Teen Challenge does not charge a fee to the lady for the cost of participating in the program except for a non-refundable entrance fee which covers the cost of processing the paperwork.

Health Screening Fee- $185.00

A health screening which includes a pelvic exam, pregnancy test, HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and TB, must be done prior to entry to the program and a copy of those results must be given to the Intake Coordinator. If the applicant is unable to complete this screening before entry, she must bring a fee of $185.00 and we will schedule the screening at a local Forth Worth clinic. If the health screening is done prior to entry and an acceptable copy of the results is presented to the Intake Coordinator, this fee does not apply.

Personal Needs Money- $40.00 to open an account

A Personal Need Account (PNA) will be opened for each lady and maintained by the Financial Coordinator. Family and church members may put money into this account. All checks MUST be made out to FORT WORTH TEEN CHALLENGE and put the lady’s name in the MEMO. If the check is not made out to FORT WORTH TEEN CHALLENGE, the check will be sent back thus delaying the deposit of funds to the PNA. Each lady will have access to $20.00 per week in order to purchase her personal need items when we go on Day Out on Friday afternoons. ​

Ready to take the next step towards freedom?

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General Donation

We are able to receive monetary donations via check or credit card. Please make your checks payable to Fort Worth Teen Challenge and mail to us.

Support a Lady

Some ladies have financial support from their families or churches, while others do not. Donate money to a lady who has no external means of support.

Dental Fund

Help raise $5,000 to keep in a reserve fund for ladies in need of dentures or dental work now and in the future due to significant tooth decay/loss.

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We will gladly share our testimonies and more information regarding our organization. Fill out the request form to get an engagement on the calendar!


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