A Way Back to Society

Our home was founded in 1986 to provide transitional housing and support services to men and women who are returning citizens 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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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 cannot work without the support of its incredible volunteer base. Join us and help make a differnce!

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Dismas House of Indiana

Annually, Dismas serves between 30-40 returning citizens. Since opening in July 1986, the Dismas House of Indiana has been home to more than 1,600 returning citizens and 200 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