Archives for 2016

Dignitaries Cut Ribbon On Dismas Charities Manchester Kentucky Program

On December 19, Dismas Charities opened its 27th federal residential reentry center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Manchester, Kentucky. Located at 845 Muddy Gap Road, the program can provide services for 27 men and women, most of whom will be residents of surrounding Manchester-Clay County, when the facility officially opens February 1. Special guests included […]

T.I. Surprises Resident’s Children Of Dismas Charities Atlanta

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Dismas Atlanta received a special visit from Platinum selling artist, Clifford T.I. Harris, a former resident of Dismas Atlanta. This holiday season, T.I ., initiated a program entitled “Tip’s Caravans” where he hand delivered gifts to children of families in need. One of the Caravan’s stops this year was the […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Holds Annual Fall Festival For Residents; Families

The Dismas Charities El Paso facility held their annual Fall Festival for residents and their families. Everyone was treated to nachos, drinks, candy, popcorn, and desserts. Staff and student interns helped with arts and crafts, a cake walk, pumpkin toss, pumpkin carving, and many other activities. “A big “THANK YOU” to our student interns for […]

Merry Christmas!

As we enjoy the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, let’s pause a moment to reflect and share the miracle and majesty of the birth of Christ. This very human experience signaled peace, joy, love, hope and serenity. Every day through your actions in Healing the Human Spirit I see hundreds of examples of […]

Dismas Charities Holds Largest Awards Ceremony Ever

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Dismas Charities Portland Attends Job Fair At University Of Louisville

Three staff members from Portland, Counselors Kathy Stigall, Nicole Bonner and Resident Monitor Frank West (above left), were kept busy recently when the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Louisville held their 22nd annual career and internship fair. Numerous attendees wanted information about Dismas, some of which noted how impressed they were with […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Lights The Night; Raises $400 For Charity

In early October, the Atlanta staff participated in the Light the Night Walk, a fundraising campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Thousands of participants came together and lighted the sky with red lanterns symbolizing support for leukemia and lymphoma, yellow lanterns symbolizing individuals that have family […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Community Partners Christmas Party!

There was magic in the air as Dismas Charities El Paso celebrated Christmas with 200 plus of their community partners yesterday. The facility was awash in Christmas decorations and everyone won a beautifully wrapped special gift. Homemade food and live musical entertainment added to the festivities. The event was mc’d by Director Colorado and AD […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff Volunteer At Career Expo

Staff from the Tupelo program were among some 450 volunteers who offered their time to help with a three-day career expo for over 7,000 eighth grade students from Northeast Mississippi. The 2016 Imagine the Possibilities event, organized by the CREATE Foundation, offered the opportunity for hands-on exhibits which proved to be a unique way to […]

Councilwoman Butler, Dismas Charities Residents Embark On Large Clean-Up Effort

A handful of men from the St. Ann facility joined Louisville Metro Councilwoman Marianne Butler in a large clean-up campaign that covered several areas of the community and netted 65 bags of litter and trash. Areas the group enhanced by cleaning sidewalks and roadside gutters included the roadside which buffers Iroquois Park, near SS. Mary […]