Dismas House 

Contact Information...

Dismas House 

Agency Contacts

Brian Williams, Program Director

Phone Numbers



1513 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

Web Location

Open Agency Website

Agency Facebook Page Agency Twitter Page

Services Provided

  • Mental Health Care & Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
  • Support Groups
  • Transitional Housing / Shelters

Service Summary

For the formerly incarcerated , having a place to stay in a supportive environment is the first step toward successful re-entry to society. Having a home, and not just a house, can make all the difference.

Upon their release, offenders who have been carefully screened, live at Dismas House as they transition back into the community.

Here, they find a safe haven and a family-like atmosphere amid college students, staff and many volunteers who become part of their daily lives.

Typically, residents live for 4-6 months in Dismas House, which is built on a framework of support, self-sufficiency and personal accountability. Professional caseworkers help to match them with resources to meet each person’s unique needs. For their part, residents stay for a minimum of 90 days, uphold positive standards of living, participate in a holistic programming model, are active members of the household and broader community, and pay a modest program fee.

Program Preview luncheons on the third Thursday of every month from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Eligibility Guidelines

Serves formerly incarcerated males ages 18 and older. Application is available at www.dismas.org or through prison re-entry counselors in TN.

Interpreter Availability

Not Available

Agency Hours

Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Wheelchair Access


Fee and Payment Methods

  • Private Pay

Disabilities Served

  • All

Counties Served


This record was last updated: 7/8/2019

multi colored ribbon separator