Our Vision

Shisa House is dedicated to identifying, developing, and implementing innovative solutions to societal problems. In this way, Shisa exemplifies the best of private/public partnership.


Our Core Values:

Service, Integrity, Respect, Quality, Loyalty,

Leadership, Teamwork

"Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you've done, it's never too late to begin again."

David Hauser, Director of Shisa House

Shisa House 

Community Release & Re-Entry Center

Under contract with the Florida Department of Corrections, Shisa House operates a transitional home for female offenders at Shisa House in Tallahassee, Florida. To be eligible to live at the Shisa House, and participate in a work-release program, inmates must pass the screening standards set and administered by the

Florida Department of Corrections.

Our Community

Shisa House in Tallahassee is the only women re-entry center north of Ocala in the State of Florida.


“The women that I have worked with so far has been a pleasure to work with and it would be an honor to continue working with more in the future.”

“The women that I have worked with so far has been a pleasure to work with and it would be an honor to continue working with more in the future.”


“I thought I had learned it all, but I still have room to grow. I'm at the right place.”



“When I started working at Shisa I had preconceived notions about the character of  inmates. I've learned they do have goals and aspirations. I feel like I'm making a difference.”


"As General Manager of a Tallahassee

Hotel, I have worked with the Shisa House for over 10 years. The House is a great source for both front of the house staff and back of the house. The women of Shisa are dependable, reliable, and always go that extra mile!



Learning Environment


Contact Information

Shisa House Community Release & Re-Entry Center

418 W. Virginia Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

(850) 222-4859

Upon arrival at Shisa House, inmates attend a work-readiness orientation. Shisa has designed curriculum to assist inmates in overcoming fears they experience after long absences from society and mainstream employment. This training includes everything from proper dress, preparing résumés, interviewing, and how to explain gaps in their employment history.

Working in the community governs the daily lives of most of the residents, who are mandated by the Florida Department of Corrections to obtain employment. Shisa House is North Florida’s job transitions community partner.


Learning Environment



Make a Contribution

Shisa House is a 24/7 operation that provides transitional services to 34 women.

Support is needed to help these women become productive citizens.