Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

Dismas House

Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jul 31 2006

Dismas House provides transitional housing and support services to men and women coming out of prisons and jails. The mission is to reconcile former prisoners to society and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community. This supportive community is characterized by: students and ex-offenders living together in a family setting; active involvement of volunteers from the broader community; a spirit of open and participative decision making by all members of the Dismas community; and sharing among the Dismas community with an emphasis on the common good. The grant is to provide mental health services to the ex-offender residents at the Dismas House of Nashville and the Dismas House of the Upper Cumberland. 28 out of 56 (or 50%) of ex-offender residents at the Nashville and Upper Cumberland Dismas houses will reduce the effects of their identified mental health issues by participating in a weekly one-on-one counseling session.

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