Building a Stronger, Safer Community

Donate to Dismas House

Give a resident a Second Chance, Give to Dismas! Through the generosity of people like you, we provide returning citizens a safe, loving, and acceptable home. When formerly incarcerated re-enter society successfully, we all benefit from a stronger, safer community.

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Mail donations to:

Dismas House
2424 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37203.

Basic Needs for New Residents:

  • compact umbrellas
  • bed pillows (new)
  • cell phones (smartphones, new or gently used)
  • bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths (new)
  • backpacks
  • water bottles
  • new sneakers sizes 9-12
  • work boots sizes 9-12
  • new or gently used work pants or jeans

Programming and House Needs:

  • basic set of tools for household repairs
  • ground coffee
  • laptops (new or gently used)
  • gas grill
  • copy paper
  • art supplies

A comprehensive list can be found on our Amazon Smile Page. To arrange an in-kind donation or for more information, email Jordan Collins at