Intake Information

General information for all of our centers related to intake

Teen Challenge Monterey Bay (TCMB) is a long-term Christian residential discipleship program for adult men or women with life-controlling issues. Those entering are program are referred to as “Students”.

There is no cost for a student to enter our program. Individuals interested in the program should be willing to commit to a minimum of 13 months.
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  • Suitcases or bag with wheels on them
  • Car
  • Motorcycle
  • Skateboards
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Weapons
  • Pets
  • ATM Cards/Credit Cards
  • Gift Cards
  • Valuables
  • Red Items of Clothing or Apparel
  • Mood-Altering Medications/Narcotic Medications
  • Non-Christian Reading Material
  • Cell phone, MP3, Radio, iPod, Laptop, etc.

  • Things to hang on walls
  • Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco, Matches, Lighter
  • Musical Instruments
  • Gang, Drug, Alcohol Related Clothing
  • Cologne, Perfume, or Scented Items
  • Mouthwash with Alcohol
  • Stamps or Envelopes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • No Food or Protein Powder
  • Electrical Devices (Only Hair Clippers
  • Electric Toothbrush, Face Shavers allowed)
  • Body Jewelry
  • Sports Equipment or Team Apparel

This is not an exhaustive list. Ask the Intake Coordinator before coming to the Center. Contraband brought to the Intake will be taken and forfeited by the student. TCMB will not accept responsibility for holding contraband for anyone.

Students may bring money with them. It will be deposited and kept in the name of the student. If a student leaves or transfers, funds brought to the program will be mailed to the address provided by the student at the time of intake. Funds totaling less that $5.00 will be forfeited.

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TCMB Intake Packet 2023

Oct 2022