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  • Be experiencing a homeless crisis (without a permanent address or name on a lease agreement).
  • Be age 18 or older (or the dependent child of a Charis House applicant over age 18).
  • Be a resident of Allen County or one of the 9 surrounding counties for at least six months to be considered for our Long-Term Transformational Program.
  • Complete an interview with our Intake Coordinator to see if you meet our criteria and have a bed available. We do not have a waiting list. We take people on a first come-first served basis.
  • We are not able to accept Community Corrections clients at this time - they do not qualify for our program.
  • We are not able to accept those who have been convicted of harming a child sexually or physically.