Free After 22 Years, Former Dismas Charities Resident Darryl Davis Hopes Those Behind Bars Can Have A Relationship With Jesus

In 1988, it took a jury of his peers only 30 minutes to find Darryl Davis guilty of Wanton Murder and sentence him to 35 years in prison. Today, after serving two-thirds of that sentence, Davis has completely turned his life around and established the nonprofit organization known as The Prisoner’s Hope, an effort designed […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Residents Help At The Lord’s Kitchen

Three residents from the Diersen Substance Abuse Program (SAP) served dinner and cleaned up afterward at The Lord’s Kitchen, an organization in the shadow of Churchill Downs that has served the needy every day of the year for the past 23 years. Above (from left) are Volunteer Tommy Wheatley, Diersen Clients Kim Skaggs, Rachel King […]

At 4th Saturday Event Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Volunteer

Seven Montgomery residents volunteered to help during the River City United Methodist Church’s 4th Saturday Community Wide Outreach Event. At the monthly event residents organized a clothes closet and served meals such as Resident Odderrie Reed (in red apron). The event also offers a free breakfast, food stamp enrollment, a food pantry, health care screenings, […]

Professor Trains Dismas Charities Charleston Staff On How To Use Narcan

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Professor Lindsay Acree (standing) recently trained the Charleston staff on recognizing the signs of an opioid overdose. Acree, who has performed long term studies on the effects that opioid drugs have on the human body as well as the best treatment for overdoses, provided staff the opportunity to practice […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Clients Help Church

Ten St. Ann Substance Abuse Program clients helped clean out a house on the property of Southern Star Baptist Church. The men were able to make quick work of the project and the house is now ready for the church to use, said Director Mark Meredith. The church showed their appreciation by serving the men […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

The national observance of Thanksgiving exemplifies everything that we at Dismas Charities believe in, because family reunification is at the very heart of what we do. Without strong family support many of the residents under our care would fail. But because our entire programming structure is built on that all-important necessity, individual lives are made […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff Attend Chamber Expo

Staff from the Savannah program joined 52 other vendors at a Business Expo sponsored by the Multi-cultural Chamber of Commerce in late August. The Expo provided the opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products and services to the local community. Staff used it as an opportunity to educate the public about Dismas and to […]

Dismas Charities Portland Discovery Class A Hit With Residents; Parole Board

Following approval from Portland Director Robert Lanning, Resident Tony Vincent started a new Discovery class designed to assist those who were struggling with their addictions. Vincent personally created lesson plans for the eight session initiative, describing in detail what would occur during each. Two months later, the first 12 residents graduated from the class in […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann SAP Client Has New Outlook

When Michael Mikel leaves the St. Ann Substance Abuse Program, he will be taking a renewed outlook on life and a donated 15-speed bicycle to help him get to and from work more efficiently. Mikel notes that his time at Dismas has taught him “patience, tolerance, leadership skills, and a respect for the little things […]

To Our Nations Veterans “Thank You For Your Service”

To Our Nations Veterans “Thank You For Your Service” To most citizens, November 11 is just another day. But to a large group of very brave Americans it is their day – Veterans Day. Dismas Charities takes great pride in singling out and recognizing this unique group of individuals who, had it not been for […]