Frequently Asked Questions about applying to Dismas House


Is there anyone Dismas House cannot accept?
Women and applicants who are on the sex offender registry and/or have arson charges cannot be considered.

Does Dismas House accept men on federal supervision?
No. Dismas House can only accept those who are under state or county supervision.

How early can someone apply to be a resident of Dismas House?
Individuals who are currently incarcerated can apply as early as within 6 months of release.

How to Apply?
Interested applicants who are currently incarcerated can apply directly through their reentry counselor. Or an application can be completed and mailed to 2424 Charlotte Ave Nashville, Tennessee, 37203. Find our application below.


Application for Residents

Are you coming up on your release from prison and need to find housing? Click below to download the application to become a resident at Dismas. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Apply for Employment

Interested in joining the team here at Dismas? Send a resume and cover letter to No calls, please.



Apply for Internships

Please click here for more information on applying for a graduate internship at Dismas House.

Apply to Volunteer

We are always looking for more volunteers to help at Dismas and work with our residents.

Learn more and apply online to join our volunteer team!

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