The Vermont Cynic

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Community fostered in Burlington nonprofit

Cyrus Oswald, Feature Writer

October 1, 2019

From the outside, 96 Buell St. doesn’t look very striking. One might not expect formerly incarcerated people to live in the middle of a street known for housing UVM students. However, in this tidy house, students, international volunteers and formerly incarcerated people live together. They all work to help reconcile...

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

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Members of the Dismas house gather for their nightly community dinner on March 24. The Dismas House is a national nonprofit that houses former prisoners alongside college students.

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2017

As in many other homes on Buell Street, residents of the Dismas House and their guests sat down at 6 p.m. on Thursday to share dinner and chat about their days. Everyone said what they were grateful for and swapped stories over bowls of pasta, vegetables and bowls of ice cream with a homemade wi...

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