Archives for May 2014

Dismas Charities Launches New Software System Platform

After 18 months of planning, envisioning, developing, and testing, Dismas, along with Kizan Technologies our outside development partner, has completed a successful deployment to all 30 Dismas programs, of the upgrade of our FreshStart Case Management System. The initiative was led by RVP Faith Good (center) and supported by our Manager of Information Technology, Chris […]

Dismas Charities Greensboro (NC) staff attend career fair

On March 13, Greensboro Counselor Elizabeth Gainey (right) and Word Processor and former intern Natalie Trapp represented Dismas at the Jefferson Elementary School Career Fair. Attendees completed an information scavenger hunt fashioned to learn about various careers. According to Gainey, parents attending expressed an interest in Dismas about volunteer opportunities available..

Dismas Charities St. Ann Interns sponsor Chili Cook-off

The Brown Mackie interns at St. Ann (KY) held a Chili Cook-off and Game Day for all clients and staff. Clients were divided into four teams with each being responsible for developing a recipe. Each of the 85 attending clients, staff and guests from Dismas, Brown Mackie, and Kentucky Probation and Parole, were able to […]

Montgomery AL: implements Performance Tests

In mid-March, all Montgomery Resident Monitor staff began performance testing over sighted by Resident Monitor Supervisor Jonathan Merriwether. The Resident Monitor Performance Test, was developed to identify weaknesses and strengths in the monitor functions. The test included facility safety and security searches, logs and reports, the intake and discharge process, medication, incident reports, general duties, […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City (IA) staff praised

During a recent Staff Meeting, the Sioux City facility began an activity called Praise and Improvement. Like speed dating, staff sit across from one another to discuss work-related issues in a “safe” environment.  Each participant was required to relate to their partner something they did well at work and something where they felt improvement was […]

Montgomery AL staff receive fire training

On March 20, Montgomery Fire and Rescue Lieutenant H.D. Bruner and his staff held a hands-on class at the facility to demonstrate the correct usage of fire extinguishers.

Dismas Charities Savannah GA, Holds HIV/AIDS Seminar

On March 31, Volunteer, Dr. Johnnie Myers, hosted an HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention seminar for the residents of the Savannah program. Topics discussed included safe sex, sexually transmitted diseases, needle sharing and avoiding behavior that is considered high risk. Dr. Meyers also addressed myths about the transmission of HIV and AIDS and answered questions from […]

Dismas Charities El Paso TX Interns Recruiting Interns

The University of Texas at El Paso conducted a Field Exchange Fair for students in the BSW and MSW program where current student interns assisted in providing information to prospective interns for field placement at the El Paso facility. The information board in the background was developed by intern Edwin Aquino (left).  Others are Maria […]

Resident thanks Dismas Charities Montgomery AL staff

“I would like to thank you and your staff for all the help you have given me in my time at Dismas. Ms. Price, Ms. Williams, and Ms. Gillard have shown professionalism and you should be proud of their work ethic. I am certain that with your help I will reintegrate into the “free world” […]

Dismas Charities Portland (KY) Helps With Kentucky Derby Event

Dismas Charities became a Patron Sponsor of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival with help of residents and staff who assisted with Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display, an event which hosted nearly 700,000 visitors. Thunder Over Louisville, is a premier event in the two week long Derby Festival of Events leading up to the Kentucky Derby […]