To begin the enrollment process, click the “Enroll Today” 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.  Make sure and check out the additional program information below. For any additional questions, you can reach us at 318-209-4524 during business hours, or after-hours via our Facebook Page: Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge – Intake & Development Office.

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.

Step 2: Fill out the Application

Let’s get started: CLICK HERE.

Step 3: Complete Phone Interview and Scheduling

After you have read the Student Manual and filled out the online application, the final step is to call the Admissions Office at 318-209-4524 and complete a brief Phone Interview.  Once the interview is complete, we will schedule you to be admitted within 24-48 hours.

Jail Applicants

If the person is incarcerated, please submit the application on their behalf.  We will send them a “Welcome Packet” which takes the place of the Phone Interview to the jail.  Once they have returned the packet by mail, we will begin communicating with any legal parties involved.  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.

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

Additional Information:

Packing List

Packing List for Children


  • The minimum age requirement for entry is 18 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.




  1. A one time fee of $750 is due upon enrollment. This covers start up costs associated with each new applicant.
  2. 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.


  1. A $125 bus fare fee is collected for every applicant.  This fee is collected to cover the cost of 1 bus ticket should the applicant be dismissed or desire to leave. It is completely refundable if not used.
  2. An additional 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. You can discuss your situation further during the Phone Interview.

What if I have court?

Following the Phone Interview, we will send out acceptance letters on your behalf to the courts.  Please make sure to provide us with your Attorney, Judge, District Attorney, and/or Probation Officer information, preferably their email address.  Once enrolled, someone from this office will help you monitor your legal obligations.

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 4 Men’s Induction Centers (Shreveport, 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?

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?

No, you are considered a residential student and are unable to work an outside job and earn money. We do offer on-site vocational training where you will learn to develop a good work ethic and gain valuable training that can be applied once you graduate the program.

What are some major rules?

Smoking, personal cell phones, social media, secular music, psychiatric medications, or communication with the opposite sex (if not immediate family) are not allowed. Don’t let any of these rules prevent you from coming! We have your best interest in mind.