There are many ways to gift our organizations:

Cash Donations

Burlington Dismas House & Winooski Dismas House

96 Buell Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Kimberly Parsons

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Burlington & Winooski Dismas Houses

Hartford Dismas House

1673 Maple Street, Hartford, VT 05047
Jeff Backus
(802) 698-8661

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Hartford Dismas House

Rutland Dismas House

103 Park Avenue, Rutland, Vermont 05701
Eric Maguire
(802) 775-5539

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Rutland Dismas House

Dismas of Vermont

You can donate directly to Dismas of Vermont, which in turns provides support to all four houses in the Vermont organization. If you would like to make such a donation, you can send the donation to:

Dismas of Vermont
Attn: Jan Tarjan
103 East Allen St., Winooski, VT 05404
(603) 795-2770

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Dismas of Vermont

Click here to donate in memory of Judge Frank McCaffrey


In-Kind Donations

Annual Benefit Auctions are held in Hartford, Rutland, and Burlington each spring. Some items that are popular include Vacation Getaways (such as weeks or weekends in summer cottages, winter ski vacations, condos in the south or NYC/Boston weekends). Some of past donations include season ski passes, condos in Florida, cottages in Maine and cottages on the Cape. We have had donations of original arts and crafts, gourmet dinners, handyman and handywoman work, interior painting, carpentry, antiques, fine jewelry, tickets to sporting events (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Giants, Knicks) and much, much more. The Sky is the limit!


There are a number of ways to bequest funds to Dismas. A simple bequest made by naming Dismas in your will is one way. Setting up a gift annuity to provide you and your family with funding for an agreed period of time with the balance eventually going to Dismas. Irrevocable trusts are another effective way to provide for your family and still support Dismas.

For more information, contact your own attorney or financial advisor. You can also contact Jan Tarjan, Executive Director, at or (603) 795-2770.

Stocks & Real Estate

Many donors find it beneficial to donate stocks or real estate to an organization. In addition to making a donation to an important cause, there are often positive tax-savings implications as well. For more information, please contact Jan Tarjan, Executive Director, at or (603) 795-2770

Furnishings for Dismas Houses

Single bed sheets, pillow cases, blankets, pillows, bath towels, paper goods, energy efficient light bulbs, detergent, food, toiletries, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc. Contact individual Dismas staff in Rutland (802) 775-5539; Burlington (802) 658-0381 or in Winooski (802) 655-0300.