Dismas Charities St. Ann Holds Virtual AA Meetings; Participants Call For More!

Support Services Coordinator James Campbell (standing) helped arrange for a virtual AA meeting at the St. Ann campus. The event was so well received that the attendees requested more virtual meetings. Notice the “social” distance between the chairs. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Charleston’s New Arrivals Schooled In Efforts To Stay Safe Amid COVID

Charleston Social Services Coordinator Amy Bess instructs new residents on how to make personal face masks. The masks are but one of the procedures the facility has implemented for new arrivals including providing them clothing while their clothes worn from the institution can be washed. They are also provided hygiene items upon arrival. Like Us […]

Concerned Citizen Aids Dismas Charities Tupelo With Masks

Ann Grant is a friend of Director Tina Johnson and a concerned citizen. So it came as no surprise to Johnson that Grant (third from left) and her four grandchildren would create and donate hand-made cloth masks for the staff and residents of the Dismas Charities Tupelo facility. The 85 masks were presented to Dismas […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City STARS Program Called “Epic”

Often the impact of programming within the Dismas Charities organization isn’t fully known. Residents attend and with the exception of rare occasions, do not share what, if anything, they felt they “got out of it.” That’s not the case with Sioux City Resident Wendy Gohn-Chavez, a recent graduate of S.T.A.R.S., an equine assisted therapy program. […]

Goodwill Goes Virtual On Softskills Re-Entry Class With Dismas Charities Residents

Due to COVID-19, Goodwill Industries got creative and began facilitating their Soft Skills re-entry class via the app, Microsoft Teams. Above are the graduates of their first virtual re-entry class from the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program. Virtual training was also held at St. Ann. Like Us On Facebook!

Memorial Day 2020 – Remembering Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Freedom

Please join Dismas Charities on Monday May 25, 2020 in remembering and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Without these individuals our own freedoms would not be possible today.

Dismas Charities Sioux City Residents Apply For Housing

Tiffany Claybourne, with the Sioux City Housing Authority, has raised the hopes of home ownership for several residents of the Sioux City program. Claybourne (above right standing) visited with the residents and explained how they might qualify for housing assistance, the application for help and the entire process. “Many have misconceptions about who can and […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City, BOP Staff Learn Of K-9 Capabilities

Sioux City Assistant Director Dylan Desmarais (right) and Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Residential Re-Entry Manager Brenda Mort and Contract Oversight Specialist Katie Murdock got the chance to experience the power of a police K-9 unit in early November when they donned a Bite Sleeve in a simulated “take down”. The exercise, performed by Sioux City […]

Dismas Charities Owensboro Residents Attend Iron Conference

Eleven female clients from the Dismas Charities Owensboro Kentucky Substance Abuse Program attended a women’s conference sponsored by Iron Sharpens Iron Ministries, an organization made up of Christ-centered women’s ministries that serve local churches. The three-night conference for women 13 and older, featured inspirational speakers, worship, and women’s ministry exhibitors. Iron Ministries was established to […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Donates To Help Fire Department Purchase Rescue Bags

With the help of the Charleston program, the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department was able to purchase a new set of rescue air bags, used in dangerous emergencies to help lift structures or vehicles. Once inflated, the 20×20 inch bags can lift up to 41,000 pounds, said Jill Oliver-Thornton (left), President of the Jefferson Business Association, […]