Circle of Grace Reception

Father Jack Hickey founded Dismas House in 1974 with a vision to reconcile formerly incarcerated to society through the development of a supportive community.

Over 46 years later, that vision is still being upheld with the truth that second chances change lives.

Dismas House is proud to honor Father Jack Hickey with this event to raise financial support for our residents through comprehensive programming.

The Father Jack Hickey Circle of Grace Reception recognizes those who have so generously committed to an annual gift of at least $1,000.

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Jack Hickey

2021 Circle Of Grace Reception

Attended by supporters, board members, community leaders, and Dismas residents, this reception provided an excellent opportunity for like-minded individuals with a heart for service to connect and collaborate on ways they can make a difference in the lives of returning citizens. August 2021 marked the first Father Jack Hickey Circle of Grace Reception hosted at Dismas 2.0.

Special remarks at our 2021 event were provided by Steve Cook, chair of the Dismas House board of directors and CEO Kay Kretsch.