Dismas Charities Charleston Resident’s Grateful Mother Shows Appreciation

When a black sedan entered the parking lot of the Charleston facility, Director Jim Sands, noting that visitors haven’t been allowed since March, went to investigate. The car, Sands found, was occupied by the mother of a resident who wished to remain anonymous, but wanted to donated baked goods to the residents to show her […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Resident Earns And Receives CDL License

Former Atlanta Resident Efaunte Morales earned his Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in mid-December. Morales began working toward the license with community partner Atlanta Technical College while still a resident at the Dismas facility. Morales thanked the Atlanta staff for encouraging him and placing him in contact with the college. His license was issued […]

Home Confinement Residents Benefit From Sioux City Food Donations

Sioux City (IA) Counselor Michael Schultz (left) and Employment Specialist Morgan Leonard picked up five boxes of donated food and five gallons of milk from Gospel Mission to deliver to some of the center’s needy Home Confinement residents. The boxes contained onions, hot dogs, cheese, apples, oranges and other products. “This was our way of […]

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Create “Fairy” House; Place On Display At Botanical Gardens

When Executive Vice President Jan Kempf heard that a local botanical gardens was extending invitations to create houses for fairy’s in an enchanted area of the garden she immediately called Portland (KY) Director Robert Lanning, no stranger to fulfilling odd requests. In turn, he turned to his Administrative Assistant Kim Rowe, who soon had eight […]

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Dania Beach Staff Recognized With Lunch For Help With Substance Abuse Grant

To show their appreciation for making a substance abuse and mental health grant a success, the staff of Workforce Development for the Opportunities Industrialization Centers of South Florida (OICSFL) had lunch delivered to all Dismas Charities Dania Beach staff in early September. Anthony Robinson, OIC Director wrote the following: “On behalf of all of us […]

Dismas Charities And USA Cares Partner To Celebrate Veterans Day!

On behalf of Dismas Charities, Inc. and USA Cares, it is my pleasure to announce a special tribute in recognition and gratitude of our United States Military Veterans, including the 80 in our Dismas Family. The special recognition will begin at noon (EST) on Wednesday November 11 on the front lawn of the Dismas Corporate […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Facility Held Zumba Classes In Facility Gymnasium

Clients from the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program (SAP) took to the exercise floor in mid-September to enjoy Zumba workouts in the gymnasium, via Zoom. The Latin-inspired exercise fitness program, considered one of the most fun and versatile fitness crazes in some time can burn an average of 369 calories in one 60-minute session. The […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Residents Graduate From Goodwill Program

Fourteen residents of the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program graduated from Goodwill’s Virtual Soft Skills Academy Re-entry Class. The federally-funded program, launched last year, is designed to break the cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration in America, according to Director Ronyal Horton. One of the objectives is to ensure that the graduates become responsible citizens, […]

Dismas Charities Clarksburg’s Pyredoodle Rosie Brightens The Day For Staff, Residents

Rosie, a two-year-old Pyredoodle, is registered as a diabetic alert dog. She also serves Clarksburg West Virginia residents with her calming nature, relief from anxiety and loneliness, encourages communication, and reduces blood pressure. Rosie roams the facility and interacts with residents and staff alike. Here she poses for the camera with Employment Specialist Charles Owens. […]