Dismas House of South Bend
We Need Your Help!
We are in dire need of a
new(er) van so we could
serve our house and resident’s
needs better. Our current van
has very high mileage and is
constantly in need of repairs. We
are starting a fund raising drive
to reach a total of $15,000 for
the purchase of a newer vehicle.
For More info please contact:
Current total as of 4/24/2013: $2,825
2014 Annual Dinner Silent Auction Item
Bid on a Rolltop Docking Station at our 2014 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction on March 26th
Unique piece has been refurbished and upgraded by Dismas residents in the Dismas Designs Program
Just Shop @ SMC
Just Shop @ SMC - Clothing Drive (Saint Mary's College)
Maria Stancati was sentenced to 20 years' probation with the Indiana Department of Corrections. Now, she's a free woman. She's not just working to get her life back in order, but also helping others with similar stories, do the same. "I'd never been in trouble and it's awful," says Maria Stancati about her arrest in 2008. She adds, "That was probably the worst time of my life. It was humbling. It was humbling. It was awful. People don't treat you like you're human."
Her Life - the career as a Special Education English teacher at Elkhart Memorial, a job she truly loved - in ruins. "You put it away. You miss it, but it hurts too bad, " says Stancati about her teaching job. Fast forward four years and you barely recognize her.
St. Joseph County Resource Guide
2014 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction
Elkhart County Re-entry/Prison Aftercare Providers
Dismas House's Most Needed Items
Gently used upright freezer
|Kitchen Linens||Trash Bags|
|Paper Towels||Laundry Detergent|
|Cleaning Supplies||Personal Care Items|
|Gently Used Clothing||Bus Passes|
|Used Cars||Employment Opportunities|
|Interview Skills||Old Jewelry|
|Wooden Furniture||Craft Items|