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 Charleston CRB Meeting Attended By BOP Wardens

Beth Rickard (left), Warden of the federal female prison at Alderson, West Virginia, and Robert Farley (right), Warden of U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Inez, Kentucky, were guests of honor at the May 21 Community Relations Board Meeting in Charleston, West Virginia. At center is Charleston Director James Sands.

Housing Tops Discussion List At Latest Dismas Charities Greensboro Community Relations Board Meeting

The topic of housing for residents was discussed during the July Community Relations Board Meeting in Greensboro.  On hand for the discussion were Chief U.S. Probation Officer (CUSPO) Melissa Alexander, Bureau of Prisons Contract Oversight Specialist Gary Moore, U.S. Probation Officers Michael Casey and Kara Stone, ITT Tech and Dismas Volunteer Theresa Grant, and the […]

50 Years of Healing of Healing the Human Spirit

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Memphis Scores Big With New Facility Basketball Court

The Memphis facility has put the finishing touches on their basketball court which sports the name of the facility at the free throw line. Eager to put the newest recreational aspect of the facility to use, Director James Williams is in the process of organizing a 3-on-3 tournament, and a 3-point shooting contest for the […]

Diersen Charities Louisville Kentucky Thinking 4A Change Participants Graduate

Five clients of the Diersen (KY) SAP program graduated from the second class of Thinking 4A Change, a 12-week, 25-module program which helps residents learn that thinking controls behavior. Parole Officers Marty Johnson (far left), Jessie Sides (far right), and Misty Hair (center of second row) were on hand as was Director Ronyal Horton (second from […]

Starks Leads Bible Class At Dismas Charities Portland (Louisville, KY)

Reverend Joe Starks, Prison Ministry Leader for Bates Memorial Baptist Church and Dismas Maintenance Department Supervisor, led a 12-week Liberty Bible Book class for Portland residents. The Bible doctrine course requires the attendees to perform homework prior to each week of study with frequent reviews. A final examination is also included which contains questions on […]

Roses Bloom At Dismas Charities St. Ann

In addition to preparing, cultivating and nurturing a one-acre garden on the St. Ann Campus, the SAP clients have produced a bountiful crop of beautiful roses.

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 […]