Dismas Charities Portland Sends Large Contingent Of Residents To Help Community Outreach Make City Safer

For three days 20 residents from the Portland program assisted with the set-up, take down and the actual event for Community Outreach Services’ Bringing Unity in the Community, a festival designed to unify culture and diversity in the Louisville’s West End. “This is a remarkable opportunity for the community to come together,” said Metro Councilwoman […]

My Chosen People holds Job Fair at Dismas Charities Diersen Facility In Louisville

My Chosen People, which provides life skills and numerous outreach services, recently hosted a job fair at the Louisville-based Diersen center. People holistically supports women who suffer with addictions, and those who are pregnant or have lost custody of their children due to addictions. Representatives participating included Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Express Employment Professionals, Jesus […]

Dismas Charities Louisville Gets USPO Visit

Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer Marcus Holmes visited the Louisville program for the first time in early June. Holmes transferred from the Charlotte, North Carolina office last year. “He offered any support that he could give with making the reentry process easier for all those involved,” said Director Sarah Weidner-House (right). “He looks forward to […]

Dismas Charities Manchester Staff/Residents Help Annual Relay For Life Event

Staff and residents of the Manchester program volunteered to help with and participate in this year’s Clay County American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life. The relay is the signature fundraiser for the ACS and is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Manchester residents volunteered several hours, preparing […]

T4C Graduation Held At Dismas Charities Portland

The Dismas Charities Portland program hosted a Thinking For a Change (T4C) graduation for 18 students. T4C is a 3- to 4-month program that teaches participants how thinking controls behavior. Role play in class is used to practice specific skills. Kentucky Department of Corrections staff attending included Probation, Parole, and Reentry Officers, Supervisors, Field Training […]

Norton Holds Mini Health Fair At Dismas Charities St. Ann

A Mini Health Fair was held at the St. Ann facility where the 50 clients attending were provided cardiovascular and cholesterol screenings, and education on prostate and skin care. Representatives from the Volunteers of America were also on hand to provide free HIV testing. Above John Renfrow (left), event coordinator for Norton Healthcare Prevention & […]

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Remembering Those Who Sacrificed The Most

On this coming Memorial Day may we all remember and honor those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. The remembrance, which originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War, is significant not just because we honor them but, in some small measure, recognize them for insuring that we live in […]

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Get $1 Glasses

Nearly 40 residents from the Portland program took advantage of Vision Work’s $1 eye exams during the month of December. Korrect Optical staffer and a member of the LIONS club Mary Chandler provided fittings along with a wide selection of frames from which to choose. This is the seventh year Chandler and the LIONS have […]