About Us


The concept for Piedmont House, as a residential transition program for non-violent offenders returning to the area from incarceration, was conceived in 1989 by the Jefferson Area Community Diversion Program (CDI) as a way to assist offenders to transition back into the Charlottesville-Albemarle Community. It was operated under the umbrella of Jefferson Area CDI until 1994, when a change in the state community corrections law brought about the closing of CDI programs across the state. Gemeinschaft Home, Inc. of Harrisonburg, Virginia, a program similar to Piedmont House, agreed to provide administrative oversight until the Charlottesville area could re-assume authority for Piedmont House.

From 1994 until 2001, Piedmont House enjoyed a cooperative relationship with Gemeinschaft Home.

In an effort to return Piedmont House to local community control, Piedmont House became an independently operated facility under the newly formed non-profit corporation, Piedmont House, Inc. on July 1, 2001.