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
When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.
Take the time to find out how those around you like to receive gratitude, appreciation and love. You’ll find that meeting them with the love language they most appreciate will help strengthen your relationships.
Vermont Community Foundation's Insight Hub Brief
Recidivism is the tendency of a person convicted of a crime to reoffend. In Vermont, over 40 percent of people released from correctional facilities go back on new convictions or violations within three years.
Philanthropy can disrupt this destructive cycle and help set up people for success after incarceration. Our new Insight Hub brief shares three strategies that should be top-of-mind for charitable individuals.
IN THIS BRIEF, DISCOVER:
Three actions to improve the success of Vermonters leaving the corrections system
Data on Vermont's correctional facilities census and recidivism rates
Testimonials from experts on what works and why
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.