Archives for November 2014

Dismas Charities proudly celebrates 50 golden years of Healing the Human Spirit

On August 23, 2014, amid the pomp and panoply usually reserved for royalty, Dismas Charities, Inc. marked their 50th year of Healing the Human Spirit. The evening included a greeting from Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, a video tape of Dismas last half century, and dinner, all taking place while being serenaded by a 15-piece […]

15th Day Event Was “Berry” Educational

During a 15 Thousand Farmers 15th Day Celebration held at the Dismas Charities Diersen facility in Louisville, certified arborist, horticulturist and nursery owner Eric Garris held a workshop on berry growing. Garris, who currently works at the Berheim Forest Arboretum and Research Forest, demonstrated how to raise strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. He has agreed […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Residents Load Container

Residents from the Louisville Diersen facility have again stepped forward to help Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a Louisville-based humanitarian aid organization. The residents load relief supply containers for shipment to Nicaragua. They contributed significantly to loading a 45-foot long sea-going container, also bound for Nicaragua.

Dismas Charities Director Meredith Speaks At Brown Mackie College

St. Ann (KY) Director Mark Meredith was chosen as the motivational speaker during the January Brown Mackie College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program graduation. The celebration ceremony, as it was called, preceded the schools formal graduation, and was held to present each participant with a pen denoting them as certified Occupational Therapists. Seven of the graduates […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Residents Rally To Help Church

In an effort to help with fundraising for a local church, eight Orlando (FL) residents volunteered their time to help sort clothes for a yard sale and wash cars. Iglesia Misionera Casa de Oracion’s minister, Joseph Rivera has been involved with our center since it opened in 2007 and provides transportation to residents wishing to […]

Diersen Charities Nashville Helps Fire Victims

Spearheaded by Cook Delores Pozo, the Nashville (TN) staff donated seven large bags of clothing and supplies to help one of several families who lost their home and all their possessions to fire.

Education Needed To Erase Recidivism

According to a Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Special Report, about 40 percent of all U.S. prison inmates and 44 percent of jail inmates never finished high school. The report also noted that if the 10 states with the highest recidivism rates could lower those numbers by just 10 percent, they could save $470 million […]