Residential Reentry Program


Dismas House is a Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) approved residential reentry program that serves men returning to the community from Tennessee prisons and county jails. Our campus includes 56 reentry beds in double-occupancy bedrooms.

To complete the reentry program, residents must remain on campus for a minimum of 90 days. There is no maximum length of stay.

Through a family-like environment and holistic services, we aim to support our residents as they navigate the challenging transition into society from incarceration.

Program Plan & Phases

The minimum length of stay to complete the Dismas House Reentry Program is 90 days, and there is no maximum. Determining the length of stay at Dismas House is a decision made between the resident and his care team based on the resident’s individual goals, achievement of certain benchmarks, and adherence to a treatment plan.

    1. Healing Phase I: Days 1-30
    2. Building Phase II: Days 31-60
    3. Growth Phase III: Days 61-90
    4. Transitioning Phase IV: Days 91 until departure



Pillars of Programming

Under our four pillars of programming, residents receive a wide array of services that are offered by Dismas House staff or through collaborations with external service providers.


Basic Needs


  • Housing (no cost for first 30 days)
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Toiletries
  • Cell phone
  • Computer access


Health & Well-Being


  • Prescription coverage (first 30 days)
  • Wellness classes: yoga and rock climbing
  • Individual and group therapy sessions
  • Relapse prevention plans


Life Skills


  • Interpersonal skills development
  • Emotional regulation training
  • Technology training
  • Healthcare benefit training
  • Banking and budgeting training
  • Cooking classes
  • Employment support


Legal Support


  • Expungements of records
  • Reinstatement of driver’s license and other ID
  • Restoration of voting rights
  • Reduction of fines and fees