Supporting the Whole Person

Dismas House of Nashville has two core programs – our main Reentry Program and an Independent Living Program. Founded in 1974, Dismas House moved from an eight-bed home to a new 72-bed campus in April 2020. The new facility has 56 reentry program beds and 16 independent living units on the fourth floor. Along with this physical expansion and an exponential increase in the numbers of men served came an intentional re-envisioning, redesign, and diversification of our program offerings with an emphasis on supporting the whole person.

We offer our residents a wide array of services that are offered by Dismas House staff or through our many partnerships and collaborations with outside service and program providers.

Reentry Program

Dismas House of Nashville is an approved Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) residential reentry program in Nashville that accepts applications from men returning to the community directly from all state prisons and county jails throughout Tennessee.

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Program Preview

This community meeting is designed to give you an introduction to our past, present, and future here at Dismas. Learn first-hand about the impact the Dismas family has on men transitioning from incarceration

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Individual Placement & Support

Dismas House participates in IPS, an approach to supported employment for people with serious mental illness. This evidence-based program shows increased employment among this group when concentration is placed on helping supports awareness for participants. The project is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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Independent Living Program

The Dismas House Independent Living Program is a step-down program that allows graduates of the Dismas House and other reentry programs to benefit from a greater level of independent living with some ongoing support in our 16 individual affordable housing units.

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Partner with us to support Dismas House residents develop or improve upon skills needed to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society through serving as a mentor.

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