Residents served by Dismas House are referred by one of the following: the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the Federal Pre-Trial Services the U. S. Probation Office or by a Direct Court Commitment.
The length of stay in the program is determined by the referring authority. The individual’s adjustment to the Dismas House program is a major factor which can influence a resident’s length of stay.
Our Mission Statement
Dismas House of St. Louis, in the tradition of its founder Rev. Dismas Clark, is staffed and operated on the belief that the population it serves can lead independent, fulfilling
lives through rehabilitation and education.
Our Goals and Objectives
The Primary objective of Dismas House is to properly prepare the ex-offender for his return to a free society where he can live as a productive, law-abiding citizen. Additional goal and objectives include:
Providing a comfortable, positive, safe and structured environment for the resident
Providing employment and/or educational, vocational placement
Providing an atmosphere which encourages and permits residents to improve family relationships and social re-adjustment
Integrating services with the community resources to meet the needs of the resident and community
Providing a competent staff
To enhance the dignity and self-worth of each individual resident