Another Chance. A Fresh Start. Across the state, Dismas of Vermont homes provide shelter and support to men and women making the difficult transition from incarceration to new lives. Join us in our mission of reconciling prisoners to society and society to prisoners. Create a more just, safe, and productive Vermont.
Of Dismas Residents Successfully Transitioned Back To Their Communities (2022)
Of Dismas Residents Did Not Commit a New Crime (2022)
Of Dismas Residents Were Successfully Employed In Our Communities (2022)
Total Volunteer Hours From Our Amazing Communities (2022)
Podcast Series: Going the Dismas
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Dismas House can be described as a “family-like” community, with structured and supportive daily rhythms in our transitional homes. There is a spirit of openness and participation in consensus decision-making by all members of the Dismas community. Students, international volunteers, and former prisoners live together and share weekday dinners with staff and volunteer cooks from the broader community.
Learn More About the Houses
The five Dismas Houses in Vermont could not exist without volunteers. Founded and sustained by a dedicated and enthusiastic group of individuals committed to providing a positive alternative living situation for newly released prisoners, Dismas House has continued to benefit from the time and talents of hundreds of Vermont residents. See how you can make a difference.