Dismas strives to create a family-based atmosphere, hence the slogan: "Dismas is Family. This slogan reflects a value system that each resident of the house is a member of a family that works together to achieve positive results. This family value also means that an atmosphere of forgiveness and reconciliation is possible.
The staff and student residents help ex-offenders reach their goals by monitoring their efforts and providing encouragement. Community volunteers are constant visitors - cooking dinner, helping with job placement, counseling and advising, maintaining the house, and offering friendship to the residents. – less–ZoomInfo