Our mission is to powerfully influence individuals to reach their full potential


The Teen Challenge Living Free program aims to eliminate self-destructive habits by meeting the needs of the whole person; not only dealing with the addiction, but also rebuilding their self-image, work ethic, relationships and spiritual awareness.

We provide young people with a unique and rare opportunity to rebuild their lives. We have a holistic approach to their recovery which includes working with a team of professionals consisting of a General Practitioner, Psychologists, Counsellors, Dieticians and Personal Trainers.

Our Teen Challenge program has a proven track record, helping young people address key issues in their lives and to instil positive lifestyle values, employability skills, financial literacy and responsibility


Established globally nearly 60 years ago, Teen Challenge worldwide now have 1,100 centres in 108 countries. Our residential program has been one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind.

Teen Challenge SA was established in 1989 and is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of Directors. Living Free is a Teen Challenge SA initiative and provides live-in residential treatment and rehabilitation services for men aged 16 and up.

The Living Free rehabilitation program is located in the Norton Summit area of the Adelaide Hills. The facility can accommodate up to 25 students, supported by a wide range of staff and volunteers. Funding for the Living Free program is mainly provided through donations and client fees.


Living Free is a residential live-in rehabilitation program that offers men aged 16 and over freedom from drug and alcohol dependence, and other life-controlling problems. Based on Christian principles, Living Free focuses on developing Christian character through teaching and mentorship, to help equip the individual to implement new strategies in their lives.

A typical week includes:
– Group devotions
– Individual and group studies
– Visits with Doctors, Psychologists and Counsellors
– Work duties
– Recreational, sporting and social activities
– Life skills training


Teen Challenge SA is our legal name and Living Free is our rehabilitation program and our core business.
Australian Christian Churches
No, however we can refer you to an appropriate service
No. Living Free is an abstinence based program
Most prescribed medications are OK, however there are some prescribed medications that we do not allow (e.g. Methadone and its derivatives)
No, all we ask is that you have an open mind.
We assess each situation on a case-by-case basis – for further information please contact the Living Free administration.


If you are looking to partner with an organisation that is reaching and positively influencing thousands of South Australians, we invite you to consider Teen Challenge as a sponsorship partner.

For more information, please call 8165 5399