From the Dismas Charities Family To Yours, Happy Easter!

Pinot’s Palette Provides Dismas Charities Portland Professional Painting Products

In mid-February, Kat Baker, of Pinot’s Palette, a “paint and sip” art studio in suburban Louisville, donated a large amount of art supplies for the entertainment of residents of the Portland facility. The gift included 50 canvases measuring 16X20”, all the paint and paint brushes needed for an enjoyable artistic session, and access to their […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Staff Proudly Show COVID Stickers

From left St. Ann Support Services Coordinator James Campbell, Director Mark Meredith, and Counselor Christopher Kaelin proudly display their COVID-19 vaccination sticker after they received their second dose of the vaccine in early February. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Manchester Kentucky Manchester Resident Now Recognizes Woman In Mirror

I wanted to share the below letter from former resident Samantha Poynter. Hers is a remarkable success story, much of which she credits to the Dismas Charities Manchester programming and staff. Upon turning in employment forms, Poynter wrote the following letter, wanting staff to know of her personal success and the renewed relationship with her […]

Dismas Charities Driving Marathon Gets 101 Residents Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Pandemic In Louisville Kentucky

On March 9, Regional Vice President/Portland Director Robert Lanning arranged to have 101 Dismas Charities residents from all four Louisville-area centers vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Lanning, Portland Resident Monitor Frank West and St. Patrick Resident Monitor Charles Perkins drove a total of 11 round trips from downtown Louisville to Broadbent Arena at […]

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Create “Fairy” House; Place On Display At Botanical Gardens

When Executive Vice President Jan Kempf heard that a local botanical gardens was extending invitations to create houses for fairy’s in an enchanted area of the garden she immediately called Portland (KY) Director Robert Lanning, no stranger to fulfilling odd requests. In turn, he turned to his Administrative Assistant Kim Rowe, who soon had eight […]

Dismas Charities And USA Cares Partner To Celebrate Veterans Day!

On behalf of Dismas Charities, Inc. and USA Cares, it is my pleasure to announce a special tribute in recognition and gratitude of our United States Military Veterans, including the 80 in our Dismas Family. The special recognition will begin at noon (EST) on Wednesday November 11 on the front lawn of the Dismas Corporate […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Facility Held Zumba Classes In Facility Gymnasium

Clients from the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program (SAP) took to the exercise floor in mid-September to enjoy Zumba workouts in the gymnasium, via Zoom. The Latin-inspired exercise fitness program, considered one of the most fun and versatile fitness crazes in some time can burn an average of 369 calories in one 60-minute session. The […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Residents Graduate From Goodwill Program

Fourteen residents of the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program graduated from Goodwill’s Virtual Soft Skills Academy Re-entry Class. The federally-funded program, launched last year, is designed to break the cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration in America, according to Director Ronyal Horton. One of the objectives is to ensure that the graduates become responsible citizens, […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann SAP Obtains AODE Licensure

In another Dismas Charities first, the St. Ann Substance Abuse Program has been fully licensed as an Outpatient Alcohol and Other Drug Entity (AODE) facility. The licensure was awarded January 28 by Surveyor Will Hendrickson of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). This approval was the culmination of many months of preparation, compiling documentation […]