Archives for July 2014

Greensboro residents honored with cookout

In recognition for their hard work in preparing the facility for its most recent Full Monitoring, Greensboro residents were treated to a cook-out which included hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, side dishes and ice cream and strawberry pie. “We received no deficiencies during the monitoring and it could not have been accomplished without the hard work […]

Longtime Dismas advocate, Molly Leonard honored

The Louisville Metro Council’s Public Works Bridges & Transportation Committee has passed a resolution to re-name the Portland Community Center after longtime Dismas Charities advocate, Molly Leonard. The Molly Leonard Community Center, as it will now be called, was approved by the full council May 22. When Dismas first proposed opening the Portland program in […]

Dismas Charities Macon resident Pursues Love Of Animals At Shelter

Macon resident Geno Evans expresses his love for  animals  by  volunteering  three days  a  week  at  the  local  Animal  Shelter, where  he  assists  with  cleaning  cages  and feeding the animals.

Dismas Charities Midland Staff Recognized

At  a  recent  Volunteer  Appreciation  banquet  at  FCI  Big  Spring,  (from  left)  Midland  Social  Services  Coordinator  Allison Taylor, Director Amy Vest, and Assistant Director  Andree  Foster  received  certificates of appreciation for helping with various events at the federal institution.

Melvin Rigdon, Former Director Dies

Melvin H. Rigdon, a former Dismas Charities Director, died July 2. He was 87. In August 1981, Rigdon served his first stint as the Director at Dismas House II in Louisville. He later was Director of Dismas Charities Louisville.  In 1982, when the Diersen center began operation, he was transferred as its Director. During his […]

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Participates In Beach to Bay Relay Marathon

On  May  17,  staff  and  friends  of  Dismas  Charities  Corpus Christi  participated  in  the  39th Annual  Beach  to  Bay  Marathon, the largest relay race in the nation. The six-person event celebrates Armed Forces Day with all proceeds going to local charities  in  the  Coastal  Bend  Area.  From  left  are  three Friends of Dismas (FOD) Donna […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Resident Completes Support Training

Tucson resident Michael Webster (left) has completed Recovery & Wellness Support Training earning certification  as  a  Recovery  Support  Specialist  with  Helping Ourselves Pursue Enrichment (HOPE Inc.). HOPE provides  behavioral  health  services  for  adults  being  discharged from a crisis facility or incarceration, on probation  or  parole,  and  persons  in  Behavioral  Health Court or diversion programs. At […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Service Providers Tour Facility

On May 14, three community health care representatives visited and toured the Dismas Charities Tucson facility.  Among them were Spencer Graves, of the  Pima County Health Department, Michal Goforth, from  the Pima Community Access Program, and Debra Johnson, of St. Elizabeth Health Center.  All three agencies  are  involved in providing  services for those seeking health […]