Dismas Charities Diersen Clients Help Wayside Mission Homeless

With guidance from The Grateful Threads group of Jeffersontown Christian Church, several clients of the Louisville-based Diersen Sub-stance Abuse Program crocheted and knitted 35 scarves and hats for the homeless residents of Wayside Christian Mission. The clients, all members of New Life in Christ Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), participated in the fourth annual outreach […]

2018 Kenwood Elementary Santa Photos At Dismas Charities

2018 Dismas Charities Christmas Party Santa Photos

Merry Christmas!

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. Christmas Day, a public holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians, as well as culturally by many non-Christians, […]

Free After 22 Years, Former Dismas Charities Resident Darryl Davis Hopes Those Behind Bars Can Have A Relationship With Jesus

In 1988, it took a jury of his peers only 30 minutes to find Darryl Davis guilty of Wanton Murder and sentence him to 35 years in prison. Today, after serving two-thirds of that sentence, Davis has completely turned his life around and established the nonprofit organization known as The Prisoner’s Hope, an effort designed […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Residents Help At The Lord’s Kitchen

Three residents from the Diersen Substance Abuse Program (SAP) served dinner and cleaned up afterward at The Lord’s Kitchen, an organization in the shadow of Churchill Downs that has served the needy every day of the year for the past 23 years. Above (from left) are Volunteer Tommy Wheatley, Diersen Clients Kim Skaggs, Rachel King […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Clients Help Church

Ten St. Ann Substance Abuse Program clients helped clean out a house on the property of Southern Star Baptist Church. The men were able to make quick work of the project and the house is now ready for the church to use, said Director Mark Meredith. The church showed their appreciation by serving the men […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The national observance of Thanksgiving exemplifies everything that we at Dismas Charities believe in, because family reunification is at the very heart of what we do. Without strong family support many of the residents under our care would fail. But because our entire programming structure is built on that all-important necessity, individual lives are made […]

Dismas Charities Portland Discovery Class A Hit With Residents; Parole Board

Following approval from Portland Director Robert Lanning, Resident Tony Vincent started a new Discovery class designed to assist those who were struggling with their addictions. Vincent personally created lesson plans for the eight session initiative, describing in detail what would occur during each. Two months later, the first 12 residents graduated from the class in […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann SAP Client Has New Outlook

When Michael Mikel leaves the St. Ann Substance Abuse Program, he will be taking a renewed outlook on life and a donated 15-speed bicycle to help him get to and from work more efficiently. Mikel notes that his time at Dismas has taught him “patience, tolerance, leadership skills, and a respect for the little things […]