Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the Charles Christian Tuller House accept anyone who needs housing?
A: We are a re-entry focused program. We do, however, sometimes accept
residents from primary treatment centers and take referrals for individuals under extenuating circumstances.
Q: How long am I required to reside at The Tuller House once a resident?
A: The length of stay at the House is 6 months, but we do sometimes make exceptions when circumstances necessitate.
Q: If I have a family member in jail, can I make a referral?
A: No, a family member can not make a referral, but they can reach out to the Department of Corrections, Community Supervision, or Diversion Court and have them contact The Tuller House for consideration.
Q: How long will it take before I know if I've been accepted to the house?
A: The applicant is typically notified at the end of the screening process.
Q: What is the next step after screening and acceptance into the house?
A: The courts or other legal entities have to establish a release date for the individual so that they can come to The Tuller House. Unfortunately, The Tuller house has no control over when the individual will be released.
Q: How long once I'm at the Tuller House before I'm able to go visit my family?
A: There is a 30 day limited movement policy. Individuals are not allowed to get passes until they've been in the house for 30 days.
Q: Can my family come visit while I'm at the Charles Christian Tuller House?
A: Yes, you are allowed approved visits. You have to coordinate this with staff.
Q: Will my Probation/ Parole Officer, Diversion Court Coordinator, or other stakeholders know what's going on with me while I'm at the Tuller House?
A: Yes, everyone who has a direct legal involvement will be updated routinely.
Q: Will the Charles Christian Tuller House keep my family updated?
A: The counselor will only disclose information to people that are designated to receive information by way of a signed Release, which consents to disclosure.
Q: What happens after my 6 months is up?
A: During the course of a resident's stay, staff will be working with the resident to develop a discharge plan to include a saving plan to ensure that a safe transition to independent housing is possible. The objective of one's stay at the house is to develop the skills and confidence to make this move smoothly and become a happy productive member of the community.