Why give to Dismas?
For over 40 years, Dismas House of Nashville has served as a beacon of hope for former offenders desperately looking for a second chance. We have served more than 1,000 former offenders. Nationally, almost 70% of former inmates commit additional crimes and are rearrested within three years, and 50% return to prison.
Since 2012, Dismas programming has resulted in only 19% of its former offender residents returning to prison. Our vision is that those we serve remain free from incarceration by becoming self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
We receive over 350 applications annually from inmates requesting our services. Our former campus only gave us the capacity to serve 20 clients per year, but our new campus at 2424 Charlotte Avenue allows us to almost triple our capacity to serve more men. We hope to serve 175 men in fiscal year 2021-2022. But doing so will raise our annual operating budget from $800,000 to $1.5 million.
That’s why we need YOU. The generosity of corporate sponsors is essential to our ability to continue offering life-changing programing to Dismas residents as they transition back into society. We provide a proven process for healing and building that leads to safer communities for everyone.
At Dismas, we believe that second chances save lives.
Will you help us save a life today?