Dismas is Family. You feel welcome whenever you enter any of our homes. Since 1988, Dismas House has been welcoming former prisoners back to greater Worcester. In our homes, Dismas House, Dismas Family Farm, and the Father John Brooks House, and our other apartments, former prisoners are engaged in the hard work of rebuilding lives, and rekindling hope for themselves and their families.
Families with kids, volunteer Board members, live-in international students, and church groups help create the family atmosphere by breaking bread with residents and spending the holidays with them.
Our dedicated staff – many former prisoners themselves – provide key educational, recovery, and reentry tools to our residents. And Dismas House works – in 2007, The Eisenhower Foundation cited Dismas House of Massachusetts as one of the top seven prisoner reentry programs in the United States. Dismas House residents give back to the community – building a brand new playground at Banis Park, adopting Crystal Park and the Tom Asche Little League field, volunteering at the Blackstone Canalfest and building community gardens. Why not become the newest member of the family?