Teen Challenge Cincinnati

Teen Challenge Cincinnati


Teen Challenge Cincinnati is a nationally recognized, faith-based residential treatment center in Milford, Ohio, about 25 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Established in 1972, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit today runs separate, long-term programs for men and women ages 18 to 40, providing opportunity for intensive study, GED preparation, life skills training, and job placement.


Treatment at Teen Challenge Cincinnati takes a holistic approach in addressing each client’s spiritual, mental, and physical needs. Relying on a “progressive system of trust, responsibilities and privileges,” the program helps men and women rebound fully and move beyond addictions, destructive relationships, time spent in jail, and other places of despair.

Throughout their stay, ranging typically from six to nine months, men and women focus “less on treating symptoms and more on addressing the constraints” within daily life. Accordingly, alongside intensive discipleship and education, program participants benefit from a series of practical services like GED prep, training in everyday life skills, and job placement assistance.


According to the message posted by the nonprofit’s executive director, staff are “successful, mature, lay persons and pastors.” Volunteers also play a role here.


Teen Challenge Cincinnati can accommodate up to 36 men as well as nine women (both pregnant and non-pregnant) in two separate homes. While there are few details provided on the men’s home – it includes a chapel, prayer room, and lounge – the nearby home for women occupies a fully renovated 1850 residence on a property that’s more than three acres large. The 3,500-square foot home has four bedrooms, “sitting” and group study rooms, and a chapel on-site. Children do not reside at the home with women, but they may visit.

The campus is also host to the Bob and Betty Linder Community Resource Center, which houses a gym, classrooms, and meeting rooms.


Best-rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni.

However, across secondary sources including Google, Citehealth, and Facebook, 20 of the 22 individuals reviewing Teen Challenge Cincinnati to date gave the program a perfect five stars.[1][2][3]

“This program showed me the way to living successfully with Christ!” exclaimed Google reviewer Jeff, while an anonymous reviewer left words of encouragement on Citehealth: “If you are open minded and stick with the program it works. The 9 month [length] is kinda tough but worth it at the end.”


Awarding Teen Challenge Cincinnati five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience, the treatment for co-occurring disorders, and the effectiveness of treatment itself, an anonymous loved told Best-rehabs.com that the program is “totally faith-based.”


In their survey for Best-rehabs.com, an anonymous staff member outlined what they considered to be program strengths and weaknesses. They found it “Properly run” and in a “Good” area, but “expensive” and beset by communication issues.


Teen Challenge Cincinnati is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is privately funded by individuals, churches, businesses and program fees. According to the nonprofit’s website, “individual program fees are only approximately 42%” of the actual cost.” Additional subsidies of up to 25% are available for individuals truly in need.

The staff member surveyed by Best-rehabs.com noted that Teen Challenge Cincinnati “does not accept insurance.”

[1] https://goo.gl/r2Kprz
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/Teen-Challenge-Cincinnati-Womens-Home-199286680201599/reviews/
[3] http://citehealth.com/rehab-centers/ohio/cities/milford-city-in-clermont-county/cincinnati-teen-challenge#reviews

Reviews about Teen Challenge Cincinnati

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  • Faith based. It is totally faith based.
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  • Nice facility. Good location. Poor communication between the Board/administration and line staff. Properly run it is a good facility. It is expensive and does not accept insurance.