Financially, Dismas relies ~25% on residential program fees with the rest of our funding coming from private, community, and foundational-based grants/funds along with funds from our community members. Dismas doesn’t receive any state or federal funding. We rely primarily on community donations from people like you!


Donate by check

Donation checks can be made out to Dismas House and mailed to:

P.O. Box 4571
South Bend, IN 46634

Donate Stocks via 1st Source Bank

Thanks to a first donation of its kind from long time donors, Dismas can now accept stock donations through our brokerage account with 1st Source Bank.

To learn how to donate stocks, please contact our 1st Source Bank Financial Consultant at Dismas’ Executive Director through the ‘contact us’ page’s form.

Donate to Dismas’ Charity Endowment Fund

Dismas House of Indiana is proud to announce that we now have a charity endowment fund through the St. Joseph County Community Foundation. YOUR contributions made this happen! These funds will provide permanent support for Dismas House of Indiana for years to come.

If you would like to donate to our new foundation, please contact the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County at or call (574) 232-0041.

Matching Gift Programs

Dismas is always glad to partner with employers to establish matching gift programs. We encourage employees to speak with management to see if there is an option to create a matching fundraising partnership!

Volunteer With Us!

 Dismas cannot work without the support of its incredible volunteer base.

Hundreds of volunteers prepare meals throughout the year and Keenan Hall,
from the University of Notre Dame, spend one night a week each to prepare the meal at our house. 

Join us and help make a difference!

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 former offenders. Since opening, the Indiana Dismas House has been home to over 1,600 former offenders 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