Worcester nonprofit Dismas Home of Massachusetts, Inc., has obtained a $185,000 Group Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant to assist its Dismas Reentry Initiative. The group offers housing, scientific assist, help with civil authorized issues, and transportation for previously incarcerated individuals.
The $185,000 grant comes from the Massachusetts Govt Workplace of Housing and Financial Growth, in response to the record of fiscal 2023 awardees on the state company’s web site.
Dismas Home has three housing websites: Dismas Home and the Father Brooks Home in Worcester, and the 35-acre Dismas Household Farm in Oakham.
WBJ spoke with Co-Executive Director Dave McMahon in January about how the housing disaster in Worcester and different areas of want have impacted the group.
The Group Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant Program funds tasks and programming positioned inside eligible communities that entail community-driven responses to community-defined financial alternatives, in response to Mass.gov.
Different Central Massachusetts organizations which obtained grants in fiscal 2023 embody CENTRO Inc. in Worcester and Southbridge, Dwelling Collectively in Freedom, Inc. in Worcester, and the Main South Community Development Corp. in Worcester.