Pillars of Programming
Housing and Basic Needs
By providing shelter, food, and clothing within the first 72 hours following release, Dismas is able to greatly increase the likelihood our residents remain free forever.
A Family Atmosphere
Introducing residents to our caring community of volunteers, program partners, residents, and staff offers a positive support and accountability. Family-style dinners are held Monday through Thursday evenings.
Through relationships with local partners, Dismas provides comprehensive support for mental health, substance use disorder, and physical well-being.
Weekly one-on-one sessions are time set aside to work on attaining tangible goals such as identification needed for employment, driver's license, government services, employment, and permanent housing.
Life Skills in Action
In addition to interpersonal household management, residents are given the opportunity to exercise healthy social skills and interactions through family-style dinners and community outings.
Residents learn to establish solid financial habits and build wealth thru sessions that focus on budgeting & savings, credit repair, taxes, home ownership, and making investments.
Linzer struggled to find his way
for months after being released
and before coming to Dismas. As
one of our most recent graduates,
he loaded his belongings into the
back seat of his new car the day
he moved into his new apartment.
Not only did Todd continue his
journey of sobriety while at Dismas
he is now counseling others to
follow in his footsteps.