Resident Criteria for Entry

For the SAFETY of the Children and Adults in Residence the Following Criteria is Mandatory for Entry…

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Single women ages 21+, Single men ages 35+
  • No age requirements for families. (Couples rooming together must be married or common law by State of Texas.)
  • National and local background checks will be performed.
  • State issued ID for adults.
  • Birth certificates for children (parent’s names are required on the birth certificates.)
  • Able to pass a drug test. (considered on a case-by-case basis.)


  • Sex offenders or conviction of a crime against children.
  • Outstanding warrants.
  • Family violence with or without bodily injury occurring within the last 10 years.
  • Assault (simple or aggravated) or battery occurring within the last 10 years.
  • Positive drug/alcohol test (considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Residents returning for a second stay can be admitted if the resident departed in good standing.
  • We are not staffed to aid people needing medical, mental or physical assistance.



  • No Drop Offs. The RESIDENT must call, for a pre-screening survey, not a family member or proxy.
  • Eligibility for shelter services is determined by phone or in-person before admission.
  • All residents are given a 21-day minimum stay during the intake process; however, an extension can be granted for residents who get a job and are saving money or working on education.

Medication Policy:

  • Upon intake all clients must have a 21-day supply of all prescription medication.
  • Residents are required to lock medications in an assigned locker in the Med Room.

A full list of all rules and criteria can be found in our Resident Policy Book or call 903-465-6041.