Offering a humane, cost-effective alternative to incarceration
Dismas House is a six-month prison reentry program for men exiting prison who struggle with addiction and mental health. Participants are provided with individual and group therapy, prescriber services, case management, and community events. This program focuses on innovation, independence, creativity, socialization, and healing. We also offer one year of aftercare to clients to support in successful transition into the community.
The goal of Dismas House is to provide the support and living experience that clients need to successfully build a life outside of prison. This goes beyond medication and employment and includes things like art and gardening. We want to provide opportunities for joy as well as treatment. Dismas was absorbed into the HopeWorks network of programs in 2012; before that it existed as an independent entity.
Groups offered at Dismas House: Alcoholics Anonymous, Gardening, Living with Addiction, Mindfulness and Mood, Narcotics Anonymous, Recovery Through Creativity