Criminal Background Check Required for All Guests at David’s House

David’s House strives to create a safe home-like environment for you and your family. Background checks are done to protect your safety and the safety of all guests, staff, and volunteers.  To this end, David’s House utilizes resources to screen an individual’s suitability for staying in a shared living environment among the other guests.  A criminal record which reveals behavior that may adversely affect another individual’s health, safety, welfare, and ability to peacefully enjoy David’s House shall result in that individual’s room request being denied.

Required Form
All adults age 18 and over who request to stay at David’s House must agree to a criminal background check.  Each person who applies to stay, as well as each member of the person’s family age 18 or older who will or may seek to stay at David’s House, must complete a Background Check Authorization Form, which will be emailed to you by a David’s House staff member.  This Form gives us legal permission to run a criminal background check.

There is no cost to you.

The results of the background check will remain on file for six months. If an additional stay is needed after six months, you will be asked to complete the background process again.

Certain identifying information collected about you or your family members will be shared ONLY with a third-party screening service (see below).  The information obtained during the background check process will be used by staff at David’s House to determine whether to grant access to our program and will only be shared with those individuals or entities that David’s House deems necessary to review the information and ONLY to assure safety for all.

Who Checks Records
We enlisted the service of a national company, BCS Background Screening, to assist us in performing these background checks.  They secure all data and will release information about you only to staff at David’s House.

Information Collected
BCS will conduct its search against a large database for criminal convictions as well as the National Sex Offender Public Registry.  We do not consider past arrest records that did not result in a conviction. We might consider an arrest that has not yet been settled in court.  We will not collect data about your consumer habits or your credit.

Our Policy
Any person over the age of 18 who has a conviction of violent crimes, crimes against children, sexually related offenses, or other serious or repeat convictions that may affect the safety of a community environment will not be allowed to utilize David’s House as an overnight or day guest.  Any person who has any offense against a minor will not be allowed to utilize David’s House as an overnight or day guest. See below for disqualifying criminal offenses.

If you have questions about the online form you must sign, data collected, or our policies, contact Jaye Olmstead, Executive Director at 603-643-2298 or

Disqualifying Criminal Offenses

Violent and Threatening Crimes
Murder-1st Degree
Murder-2nd Degree
Aggravated Assault
Assault with Deadly or Dangerous Weapon
Negligent Homicide
Assault/Battery (includes Simple)
Armed Robbery
Reckless Use of Weapon
Vehicular Homicide
Open Warrants

Domestic Crimes
Child stealing (Parental)
Spousal Abuse
Child Abuse
Elder Abuse

Sex Crimes
Sexual Assault
Child Pornography
False Imprisonment



Felony Theft Crimes
Breaking & Entering
Receiving Stolen Property
Grand Theft
Possession of Stolen Property
Drugs with Intent to Sell/distribute