A Way Back to Society

Our home was founded in 1986 to provide transitional housing and support services to men and women who have been recently released from incarceration. We offer a variety of programs to assist our residents in their transition back into society.


There are multiple ways you can help!

Donate Money

Dismas doesn’t receive any state or federal funding. We rely primarily on community donations from people like you!

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When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Dismas House.

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Dismas cannot work without the support of its incredible volunteer base. Join us and help make a differnce!

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In Kind Donations

Dismas accepts goods and services donated by local individuals and organizations who want to help support our mission.

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Dismas House of Indiana

Since opening in August of 1986, Dismas of Indiana has provided a new beginning to over 500 former prisoners. Dismas has also been home to 94 local Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Holy Cross students. Annually Dismas serves between 30-40 returning citizens. Since opening, the Indiana Dismas House has been home to over 1,600 returning citizens and over 100 college students.

Did You Know?

  • 67.5% of inmates are rearrested within 3 years of release
  • Up to one-quarter of prisoners expect to go to a homeless shelter upon release
  • One in every 100 adults in the United States is currently behind bars.
  • The US incarcerates more people than all other nations
  • Dismas cuts national rates of re-offending in half
  • In 2006, 75% of our residents successfully completed the 90-day program
  • Almost half of our budget comes from individual donations