a second chance
at life

Women’s Recovery Home for Support, Treatment, and Transition Dismas Home of New Hampshire

The Capacity for Compassion

Executive Director Cheryll Andrews sat down for a recent podcast in honor of September’s National Recovery Month. 

Click the link below from NH Business Review to listen and learn more about how our nonprofit helps women get back on their feet.

A Second Chance, A Second Home

Our $2.5 M capital campaign, Courage to Change, is underway, and you can help support women who have summoned the courage to change.

Giving Women Their Lives Back

Dismas Home is here to provide a highly supportive path,
toward independence, safety, and recovery.
In our home, our residents will finally find:

  • A safe place to process trauma
  • Group therapy and individual treatment on-site
  • Life skills training
  • Access to mental and physical health services
  • Education and workforce development
  • Support during their recovery
  • Connections for employment opportunities
  • A success plan for life after Dismas Home

“Dismas truly gives you time, focus, energy, compassion… and the trust that I’ll be okay.”


What we do

Services at Dismas Home

Our residents often have complex histories of poverty and physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Many have lacked the foundational support or healthy tools to navigate their chapters of crisis, finding themselves in a substance misuse situation and actively involved in the justice system.

We begin with a 90-day treatment program that’s designed to treat the trauma behind substance misuse, allowing residents to process their experiences, develop new strategies, and get physically and mentally healthy.

Once they are ready, residents then transition to the second program at Dismas Home. In our Transitional Living Program (TLP), they continue to receive group and individual therapy, but are also educated with life skills and heavy case management, aiding in workforce development and housing.

Our family-like environment gives them the time, the space, and the tools they need to get back on their feet, live and work independently, and enjoy a stable life in the community.

What Does Success Look Like?

Over the years, we’ve had several former residents reach out to us to share their achievements that they never thought were possible. They enjoy

  • Full employment and independent housing
  • Long-term recovery, with tools to manage life’s challenges
  • The belief that they are worthy of a stable and happy life
  • The courage to pursue a career, family, or education
  • Giving back and helping others

“I am now celebrating my 3rd anniversary of being clean after twenty years of fighting addiction. I am reunited with my children and grandchildren, fully employed, and am living independently.”

Jewel B

" For 21 months I was just a number. When I left prison and came to Dismas Home, the staff helped me reclaim my name and my life."

HAVE AN impact

We have a 24/7 trained and certified staff who are responsible for alcohol, drug, and mental health counseling. We are often hiring! If you are interested in becoming part of our team and having an impact, send your resume to [email protected] today!

Make a difference

There are many ways to help at Dismas Home. From formal events to national days of giving, see what we have planned at Dismas Home.

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