Happy Thanksgiving!

The national observance of Thanksgiving exemplifies what we at Dismas Charities believe. Family, friends and gratitude are at the very heart of why we do what we do. With healthy support from our families and friends and with gratitude for the opportunities we have been given, our lives are made richer, our communities prosper, and […]

Thank You Veterans!

To many citizens, November 11 may be just another day. But to a large group of very brave Americans it is their day – Veterans Day. Dismas Charities takes great pride in recognizing this unique group of individuals who, had it not been for their service, none of us would be living in a society […]

Dismas Charities Residents From Louisville And St. Patrick Fall Out In Force For Annual St James Art Fair

Sixteen residents from Dismas Charities Louisville and St. Patrick programs came together to help set up and clean up after the internationally acclaimed St. James Art Fair in Old Louisville. To show their appreciation, the residents received meal vouchers for their three-days of assistance and snacks and drinks throughout the day in the volunteer tent. […]

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 […]

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter this holiday weekend !

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, […]