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Independent Living Program

A Greater Level of Independence

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

The goal of the Dismas Independent Living Program is to support and assist individuals as they transition from incarceration back to the community by providing a stable, affordable, and sober living environment. We achieve this goal by providing practical and holistic support that includes housing assistance, case management, and access to mental health/addiction programming. The Dismas Independent Living Program provides residents with the stable foundation needed to pursue and achieve their financial, educational, and personal goals.

Once a resident has successfully completed the Dismas Reentry Program, he may, depending on bed availability, individual progress, and other criteria, apply to live in the Dismas Independent Living Program. Men who have successfully completed our halfway house program, as well as men who have completed non-Dismas halfway-house programs, can apply to live in one of the 16 independent living units. Thus, he will continue to receive the benefits that come with living in a supportive community, and at the same time transition to a greater level of independent living by residing in one of the units on the fourth floor.

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Successful Completion

Men who have successfully completed our residential reentry program, as well as men who have completed non-Dismas halfway house programs, can apply to live in one of the 16 independent living units.

Once a resident has successfully completed the Dismas House Reentry Program, he may, depending on bed availability, individual progress, and other criteria, apply to live in the Dismas Independent Living Program, which provides the opportunity for the resident who has successfully completed the main Dismas residential reentry program to continue to live at Dismas House. Thus, he will continue to receive the benefits that come with living in a supportive community, and at the same time transition to a greater level of independent living by residing in one of 16 individual units on the 4th floor.