C.K. Lawford Speaks At ACA Conference

Dismas President/CEO Ray Weis (left) was on hand for the 2018 American Correctional Association Conference Luncheon in which Christopher K. Lawford was the guest speaker. Lawford, who spent 20 years in film and television as an actor, lawyer and producer, is the author of two New York Times best selling books on addiction. In recovery […]

Owensboro Kentucky Commissioner Visits Dismas Charities

Jim Erwin, Interim Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, visited the Dismas program in early January for a tour and remarked to Director T.C. Cox (right) that he was impressed with its cleanliness and organization. Erwin visited both Owensboro buildings with Cox explaining the different populations and services provided. This was his first visit […]

Dismas Charities Portland Volunteer Teaching Residents Skills

Volunteer Takeya Searles teaches crochet classes (inset) to the residents of the Portland program. Searles (far right) also begun teaching jewelry-making and gift-wrapping classes. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Thanked For Help In Tire Roundup

After residents from the Louisville-based Portland facility aided the Metro Department of Public Works with a Waste Tire Collection event in early November, they received a letter of commendation from Pete Flood, Compliance and Enforcement Manager for the department. His letter read, in part: “I want to extend our appreciation to your organization for working […]

Dismas Charities Manchester Helps Cancer Coalition

Staff and residents from the Manchester program volunteered time to help raise funds for the Clay County Cancer Coalition during its annual radio auction. The auction, which raises over $10,000 yearly, distributes all proceeds to Clay County patients for use in purchasing gas cards, wigs, treatment and hotel stays. Manchester staff raised $200. Director Renee […]

Christmas at Dismas!

Dismas Business Special Edition Click the link or any picture below to read the entire Dismas Business publication Dismas Business Christmas Edition 2017

Dismas Charities Diersen Facility Holds Covenant Ceremony

Rise of the Fallen (Class 56) of the Diersen Substance Abuse Program heard from licensed CADAC and motivational speaker Cassandra Gray who told the graduates of the five F’s they should remember: Freedom, Face your Fear, Forgive, Forget the Past, and Finish Strong. Over 25 visitors attended. Like Us On Facebook!

Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve is a day with two faces. One looking back at all that has been accomplished, or not. And the second looking forward with eager anticipation, or not. Where ever you find your spirit on the eve of 2018, I send you warm, grateful energy and thoughts about what WE accomplished as Team […]

Merry Christmas!

As Christmas Day approaches and we greet the holiday season with its lights, noise and bustle it seems fitting that we pause to be grateful and reflective. Grateful for All of the many blessings we have received and reflective of where we have been and where our lives are moving. My reflections take me to […]

Dismas Charities SAP Resident Panel Talks To Students

Three Diersen Substance Abuse Program residents formed a panel to share their story with students from Assumption High School. The students were escorted by Irene Bozio, Religious Studies teacher at Assumption. Like Us On Facebook!