Dismas House of St. Louis and Mission: St. Louis are partnering for an upcoming networking event on June 15, 2023, from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Mission: St. Louis location. The event aims to provide an opportunity for professionals and organizations to network and connect with each other. The event is expected to provide a platform for exchanging ideas, building relationships, and exploring potential collaborations. Anyone interested in attending the event can register for this event.
It is remarkable when two powerful organizations, take the course to collab on marketing opportunities. Because most non-profits are too busy trying undermine one another and will never achieve the passage of coming together for the greater good.
As the Argus Community Foundation prepares join the ring of many, we can’t wait to meet all the great ideas and resources available to help us help the community. In addition, if you want to be great with your initiatives, you have to make the business about the people you serve.
Mission: St. Louis, 3108 North Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63107; is the location for the networking event, so get ready to be entertained and enlighted by like minded individuals.
A little about the organizer Dismas House:
5025 Cote Brilliante Ave, St. Louis, MO 63113
America’s Original “Halfway” House
Dismas House was founded in 1959 by a Jesuit Priest, Father Charles “Dismas” Clark, and a Jewish criminal lawyer, Morris Shenker. Father Clark grew up in an environment of helping those less fortunate than he, and had the idea of starting a halfway house for ex-convicts, but lacked the means to finance it.
Later that year, Clark received permission from the Missouri Jesuit Province to open a halfway house. Shenker offered financial assistance and bought the former Jefferson school building at 905 Cole Street for $42,000 from the St. Louis Board of Education. Clark and Shenker renovated the school into a home for sixty men. They named it “Dismas House” after St. Dismas, the good thief who died next to Jesus. In spite of its name, and Father Clark’s priesthood, the house was non-sectarian.
Dismas House was built on the belief that man can reform; with faith that he can be forgiven; with hope that he will accept the truth of his crime and the necessity of his punishment, and still believe that life holds a promise. However, none of this is possible without the grace of God. Dismas House is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Income is derived from contracts with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Dismas House has been a refuge for over 10,000 clients. Halfway Houses have become an integral part of the U.S. criminal justice system. Dismas House responds to the needs of its clients by addressing the “Total Man.”
A little about Mission: St. Louis’ services
HOW DOES EACH1 WORK?
EACH1 helps people access the resources they need to achieve sustainable employment, live healthy lifestyles and create real change in their life. Through EACH1 people are connected with a Success Coach to help them set and achieve goals and learn how to navigate resources to work towards self-sufficiency. With multiple service providers all under one roof, people can easily get connected with a variety of resources and create a plan that works for them. The Beyond Jobs component of EACH1 offers job readiness training, life skills training and access to a variety of employment opportunities while also providing wrap-around supportive services such as transportation assistance, childcare resources, and professional clothing. Each resident partner adds an additional layer of support and resources for individuals on their paths to self-sufficiency.