What We Do

Pillars of Programming

This project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.


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.


Through relationships with local partners, Dismas provides comprehensive support for mental health, substance use disorder, and physical well-being.


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.


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.


Linzer.jpgLinzer 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

Todd.jpgNot only did Todd continue his journey of sobriety while at Dismas he is now counseling others to follow in his footsteps.


Rich-dismas.jpgFive months after moving out of Dismas House, Rich earned a promotion at his job, married, and gained custody of his niece. In less than a year, Rich achieved all his post-prison goals and is enjoying the life of a hard-working and free family man.