To begin the enrollment process, click the application button below. A representative from our office will contact you once your application has been received. Our goal is to get you scheduled within 24-48 hours. For any other questions, check out the the additional information below. You can reach us at 318-209-4524 during business hours, or send us a message after-hours via our Facebook Page.


  • Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM

  • Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM

  • Wednesday: 8 AM – 4 PM

  • Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM

  • Friday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM

Step 1: Read the student manual

Read the entire STUDENT MANUAL for program rules and expectations.  For women enrolling with children, there is an additional PARENT HANDBOOK for you to review.

Step 2: Fill out the application

CLICK HERE to get started!

Step 3: Complete phone interview and scheduling

After completing Step 1 & 2, the final step is to complete a brief phone interview.  Someone from this office will be reaching out to you.  You may also call us directly at 318-209-4524.  After the interview is complete, we will schedule you to be admitted within 24-48 hours.  If for some reason we don’t hear from you, we will make several follow up attempts to get in touch with you.

Jail Applicants

If the person is incarcerated, please submit the online application on their behalf and notate which jail.  We will mail them a “Welcome Packet” which takes the place of the phone interview.  Once they have returned the packet by mail, we will begin communicating with any legal parties listed on the application. You can help to expedite the process by finding any email addresses for their Attorney, Judge, District Attorney, and/or Probation Officer.  This process can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months, sometimes longer.

You can also download a copy of the WELCOME PACKET here if you are able to get it to them faster.

*All applicants released from jail with a court order or condition of their bond must report within 24 hours. 

*Applicants can only be court ordered for the 12 month residential program.  Aftercare is optional, but required to graduate.

Packing List

Pregnant Women & Women Enrolling With Children

Please make sure and review the PARENT HANDBOOK.  Bring as much documentation with you upon enrollment as you can, especially for the children.  These items are needed to enroll your child in school and to receive any other services:

  • Birth certificate and social security card for both mother and child
  • Valid photo ID to support birth certificate
  • Shot records for the child or children
  • Prenatal medical records if pregnant
  • Legal child custody or guardianship papers, as applicable

*A mother can enroll with up to 3 children under the age of 9.

Packing List for Children


  • The minimum age requirement for entry is 17 years or older.
  • Our program is for men, women, and women with their children.
  • Women who enroll with their children are limited up to 3 children under the age of 9.
  • Our program is available for anyone who needs help, not limited to addiction.
  • You cannot have open warrants.  Those must be addressed prior to enrollment.
  • Unfortunately, we are not a lock down facility and anyone who seeks enrollment must be a willing participant.

Under 18 Years Old

Some 17 year old age exceptions may be made; however, Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge is an at-will program. We want to ensure that stipulation has been clearly communicated to the applicant that is enrolling, under 18 years of age, as well as the parent or guardian of the applicant.


  • We are an adult program.
  • We are not a lock down facility. Any participant is free to leave at any time.
  • Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge staff does not have any legal authority to physically restrain or in any manner restrict them from leaving the premises.
  • Family will be notified in the event that the participant chooses to leave; however, depending on the time of day, it may be a few hours before staff is notified of their departure, especially if they leave in the middle of the night.
  • The participant must provide a copy of their drop slip from their High School. They will be eligible to get their HiSet Diploma while with us.
  • If the participant is court ordered, law enforcement or any legal parties will be notified as soon as staff is made aware of their departure.




  • A one time fee of $750 is due upon enrollment. This covers start up costs associated with each new applicant.
  • For children enrolling with their mother, there is an Induction Fee of $250 per child. If multiple children are enrolling, the fee will be capped at $500.


  • A $125 return bus fare fee is collected for every applicant.  This fee is collected to cover the cost of 1 bus ticket and a $25 transportation fee should the applicant be dismissed or desire to leave. It is completely refundable if not used.
  • An additional return bus fare is collected for the children.


CLICK HERE to make a payment on the Induction Fee or contact our office at 318-209-4524.


We are not a medical facility. Certain prescriptions and over the counter medications are approved; however, we do not allow any psychiatric medications or narcotics of any kind.  Any psychiatric medications will require that you have been properly weaned off of them prior to enrollment.  A weaning prescription or proof of release from a doctor is REQUIRED.  You can discuss your situation further during the phone interview.

What if I have court or legal issues?

Following the phone interview, we will send out acceptance letters on your behalf to the courts if needed.  Please make sure to provide us with your Attorney, Judge, District Attorney, and/or Probation Officer information, preferably their email address.  Once enrolled, a case manager will be assigned from this office to help you manage any on-going legal matters.

*If you are dismissed or leave voluntarily after entering the program WITH ANY PENDING OR OPEN CHARGES, you will forfeit the ability to enroll AGAIN under these circumstances.

*Applicants can only be court ordered for the 12 month residential program.  Aftercare is optional, but required to graduate.

What Center will I go to?

You will be assigned to an Induction Center by the admissions staff.  The center location will be determined during the phone interview and your input will be considered.  *If you have been here before and did not successfully finish the Induction Phase, our policy states that you have to return to that center.

We have 3 men’s Induction Centers (Ruston, Lafayette, and New Orleans), and 2 women’s Induction Centers (Minden and The Bridge) that you may be assigned.

Can I talk to my girlfriend or boyfriend?

No, our policy states that no communication with the opposite sex is allowed unless they are in your immediate family or you are married to them.

Can I work an outside job?

Our program offers on-site vocational training where you will develop a good work ethic and gain valuable training that can be applied once you graduate the program. However, you are considered a residential student during this time and unable to earn money.

*Men participating in the Transition Program – Re-Entry Track will be eligible to earn income month 9-12. 

What are some major rules?

We do not allow smoking or Tabaco use, psychiatric medications or narcotics, communication with the opposite sex (unless immediate family), use of personal cell phones, electronics, or social media.  These rules are with your best interest in mind while you focus on yourself during this time.

Visits & Passes

The following are available after the specified length of time in the program:

  • 2 Weeks- Qualify for phone calls & mail
  • 30 Days- Qualify for visits contingent upon Center’s set visitation schedule
  • 4 Months- Qualify for a “9 Hour”
  • *5 Months- Qualify for a 36 hour “Marriage Pass” if eligible
  • 8 Months- Qualify for a “4 Day Pass” if eligible
  • *9 Months (Women)- Qualify for a 36 hour “Mommy Pass” if eligible

*Eligibility is based on the client’s legal restrictions, behavior, and at the discretion of the Director.

*”Mommy Pass” & “Marriage Pass”- These passes are 1x monthly and you cannot use both in the same month.