Charlie's 3/4 House

2121 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

(513) 784-1853 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Provides affordable transitional housing for up to 50 newly recovering alcoholics.

General Information:
Charlie's 3/4 House, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides affordable transitional housing for up to 50 newly recovering alcoholics. Our residents live with us for varying periods of time, some for a few weeks, while others stay with us up to 24 months. All of our residents are newly sober and have come to Charlie’s with two basic needs:     The need for transitional living accommodations while working and saving enough money to live on their own, and     A living environment that fosters and supports a daily routine based on living a life without alcohol. We are located in Over the Rhine, near downtown Cincinnati, and for over 30 years we have worked daily to foster such an environment; one in which a newly recovering alcoholic can learn to live a lifestyle free of alcohol, while working to get back on their feet financially.   Charlie's 3/4 House, Inc., serves ONLY self-admitted adult recovering alcoholics and will admit all such men on a space-available, first-come first-served basis, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, creed, place of birth or natural origin.   Admission Policy Initial Entry: - Three days’ sobriety - Approval of House Director Second Admission:  - Three days' sobriety - 30 days from date of previews departure - Approval of House Director Third Admission:  - Three days' sobriety - 90 days from date of previous departure - Majority vote of the Board (may require conditions) Fourth Admission & Thereafter: - Seven days' sobriety - Six months from date of previous departure - Unanimous vote of the Board (must meet specific conditions) Photo identification is required at the time of initial entry.


Helpful Definitions For Charlie's 3/4 House:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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