Criteria for admission: 
  • a Be 18 years or older

  • Be DRUG FREE - you must pass a drug and alcohol test on the day of your admission 

  • Not be pregnant

  • Test negative for TB

  • Have no pending court cases (or they must be deferred during your time at Kari’s Home for Women)

  • Come into the program of your own free will

  • Be able to speak, write and understand English 

  • Be willing to participate in a Bible-based recovery program

  • Be willing to abide by Christian code of conduct

  • Be financially able to pay or have a financial sponsor 

  • (We recommend that client secure a financial sponsor, a relative, family friend or a church)

Phase II - Transition

  • in addition to the criteria above:

  • Have completed a rehab program (minimum of 30 days)

  • Be physically able to work at least 20 hours per week

  • Be financially able to pay your rent upon employment 

  • Be willing to attend recovery meetings weekly 

  • Be willing to attend a Christian church weekly

  •  Be willing to abide by Christian code of conduct

*Because Kari’s Home for Women does not employ medical staff, women with documented mental health needs are best served by other inpatient facilities*


Download and fill out (completely) the admissions application. 

FAX or email it to the address on the application.

You may mail it to PO Box 284, Vilas, NC 28692.  Note this could potentially delay entry to the program.

Arrange to have a TB test done ASAP - this takes 2-3 days. 

If you are applying between November and March, get a flu shot. 

A ministry representative will call you for a phone interview within 24-48 hours.

Admission decisions are final and and at the sole discretion of Kari's Home for Women. 


Phase I - $400 per month 

Phase II - $550 per month