Dismas Charities Diersen Facility In Louisville Graduates 12 From “LifeLaunch”

Goodwill’s LifeLaunch program, designed to break the cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration in America, graduated 12 Diersen Substance Abuse Program residents. The six-week class, made possible by a $4 million federal grant, is operated in four other locations across the nation and focuses on Attitude, Dependability, Conflict Resolution, Self-Preservation, Safety, and Team Building. The […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Donates Backpacks To Save Our Youth

Savannah donated 10 backpacks filled with school supplies to “Save Our Youth”, an organization that hosts community events for the betterment of the local community, specifically the youth. Staff (from left) are Ashley Thompson, Ahmad Scott, Yusef Curry and Renee Williams. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities El Paso Holds Back To School Event For Residents Children

Over 40 children of the El Paso residents received school supplies donated by Dismas staff and its partners from El Paso Community College. Items dispersed were school bags, paper, pencils, glue, crayons, scissors, markers, erasers, pencil bags, and more goodies for their return to school. As part of the event, residents and the children enjoyed […]

Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day carries special significance to Dismas Charities. It was because of the forward thinking and charitable spirit of the Knights of Columbus (KofC), so named to honor Christopher Columbus, that our organization was formed over 50 years ago. In 1964, the five councils of the KofC recognized the basic tenet that everyone deserves a […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Hosts Breakfast And Tour For Administrative U.S. Courts Exchange Program

The Dismas Charities Atlanta facility recently hosted a Breakfast Presentation for staff of the Washington Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Exchange Program. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information about different re-entry programs, partnership among RRC’s and the U.S. Probation Office, and community involvement. The event featured presentations from Dismas staff and […]

Successful Dismas Charities Macon Resident Returns With College Degrees

Former Macon Resident John E. Hughes stopped by the center to give staff an update on his progress since his return the community. Hughes has earned two Associate degrees in General Studies and Applied Science in Computer Information Systems. He is also writing a book on health and wellness in the over 40 population. The […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Help Local Food Bank

Six residents volunteered to help the Montgomery Area Food Bank and the Caring for Citizens of Alabama organization pack and distribute food to 300 needy households. The Food Bank annually distributes over 20 million pounds of food to 35 of Alabama’s 67 counties. Below Residents Frederick Hill (left) and Marquil Jackson distribute products to residents. […]

U.S. Army Sergeants’ Visit Dismas Charities St. Ann Substance Abuse Program

United States Army Recruiters Sergeant First Class Michael Mitchell (left) and Sergeant James E. Bogacki visited the St. Ann Substance Abuse Program (SAP) to give a brief presentation on the qualifications that need to be met to enlist in their branch of the service. All in-house clients attended the presentation and several of the men […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Staff Race For The Cure

Four Charleston staff recently participated in the annual 5K Race for the Cure fundraiser for cancer research. Denice Isaacs, a veteran of many 5K runs, placed second in her age category. Above from left are Amy Hinzman, Kayla Thaxton and Cory Lowery, and Isaacs. Like Us On Facebook!

Diersen Charities Memphis Day Reporting Center Staff Prepare Lunch For Area Homeless

Members of the Memphis area homeless community were given lunch bags by staff from the Memphis Day Reporting Center (DRC) as part of a community-wide effort to help those less fortunate. The homeless benefiting from the effort volunteer to work at cleaning around the city as part of the Work Local Memphis program. DRC staff […]