How can I refer someone?
To refer someone to Merci's Refuge please consider these questions with that person in mind to make sure our program is even a possibility for their situation. Also, it is important to know that we are not an emergency shelter and that we generally have a new group of residents move in together every 2-3 months. It will usually take between 2 weeks to 3 months before we can welcome a new resident, though sometimes if the timing and situation is right an intake can happen quicker than that. If you think we can help, or you're just not sure, please give us a call or have the individual call us at 217-378-4045. A simple 5-10 minute phone call is usually very helpful before someone takes the time to apply online.