Our mission aids with the reconciliation of formerly incarcerated individuals by fostering a supportive community allowing them to successfully reintegrate into society. Dismas House is a unique place where college students and former prisoners come together under one roof to develop and nurture a collaborative environment. Active volunteers and board members from all walks of life work in conjunction to create a positive community that reinforces positive behavior through counseling, outreach, and participation in growth-focused activities.
Residents must have been incarcerated within the past year to be eligible for consideration. Residents are required to make a commitment of at least ninety (90) days. As part of living at Dismas House, residents must: perform assigned chores, pay program fees, participate in house meetings, and be an active member of the Dismas Community. We do not accept anyone with any sexual or child abuse offenses, violence/behavioral problems, those charged or convicted of arson charges, or anyone with an active substance/alcohol abuse problem.
All residents of Dismas House must be employed or enrolled in school full time. Program fees are $115 per week or $460 a month. Fees cover room, amenities, programs, services, and activities.
Dismas House offers a variety of programs including Men's/Women's Group, NA meetings, Substance Abuse, Financial Stability Courses, and more. Programming is held Monday through Thursday after dinner- all residents must be prepared to participate in any events/classes/exercises/etc. these nights from 5:00-9:00 PM.
Upon arrival, all new residents will have a daily curfew of 8 PM for the first thirty (30) days. After this period, the curfew may be extended to 10 PM if the resident attends all required meetings/counseling/programs.