Dismas Charities Sioux City Resident Monitor Creates; Implements Re-entry Support Program

In Sioux City Resident Monitor Alexi Malatare has developed a nine-week Re-entry Support program, designed specifically for residents within 30 days of release and those who were recently released. “Federal Probation is highly in favor of this effort and has stated that they too will attend these group sessions,” said Director Robyn Deacon. “The clients […]

Mission Behind Bars Celebrates Returning Citizens At Dismas Charities Diersen Facility In Louisville

Mission Behind Bars (MBB) held their 3rd Annual Reveal Fundraiser at the Diersen center to celebrate the stories of returning citizens they have helped over the past year. Former Resident Anita Barrera told how Dismas Charities saved her life. Dr. Jennifer M. Ortiz, an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Indiana University Southeast, was the featured […]

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Dismas Charities Manchester Comes To Aid Of New Homeless Shelter

To help address a growing homeless population in Clay County, the Dismas program in Manchester, with the help of other Dismas Charities Region 2 facilities, donated paper plates, napkins, spoons, forks, bowls, and over 150 pair of socks. They also helped set up and clean up following a community-wide fundraiser for Warm Souls for Worn […]

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 […]

Diersen Charities Nashville Residents Hope To R.I.S.E.

In late October, 12 Nashville Dismas residents attended a speech at U.S. Probation introducing a new Realizing Individual Success and Empowerment (RISE) program. The initiative, being undertaken by the U.S. Courts and Federal Probation, includes intensive programming, interaction with probation officers and judges on a bi-weekly basis, and access to legal and social services and […]

Dismas Charities Louisville Centers Contribute To Shop With A Cop!

Louisville Director Sarah Weidner-House, representing all of Dismas Charities’ Louisville-area programs, presented Metropolitan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge President Ryan Straw with a $1,000 donation toward their annual Shop with a Cop Christmas program. From left are Probation and Parole Officer Colter Turner, who first broached the subject at a recent Community Relations Board meeting, […]

Macon Mayor Visits, Thanks Dismas Charities Residents

Dismas Charities Macon residents received a special visit and thanks from Mayor Robert Reichert for their assistance with the disaster relief at East Macon Gym, where evacuees from Savannah, Georgia were housed during Hurricane Matthew. The residents assisted with cleaning restroom facilities, ground maintenance, and meal preparation. From left are resident John Weathers, Quentin Parker, […]

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Robinson Recognized For 25 Years Service

Robinson recognized for 25 years service Corporate Receptionist and Administrative Clerk Esther Robinson (left) was recognized September 28 for having entered a select group of Dismas employees – those who have served 25 years with the organization. The others in this elite grouping include President/CEO Ray Weis (above right making the presentation), Executive Vice President […]