Archives for February 2015

Out-Of-Town Staff Attend STOP; Visit Nashville Diersen Charities Center

Dismas staff from around the country were in Nashville attending the recent Satellite Tracking of People (STOP) symposium and participated in a tour of the facility.  From left are Laredo Director Danny Reyes, Corpus Christi Assistant Director Cleo Campos, Regional Vice President Jimmy Jones, Las Cruces Director Sam Campos, Savannah Social Services Coordinator Brandon Miller, […]

Savannah Mayor Pro Tem Conducts Training At Dismas Charities Facility

In October, Savannah Mayor Pro Tem Van Johnson conducted Ethics and Professionalism training at the facility. Johnson is a POST certified instructor and facilitator of the Law Enforcement Academy for the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department. He is also an Alderman for the city, representing the district in which the Savannah program is located. Staff […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Staffer Runs For Leukemia Cause

In mid-October Tucson Counselor Kayla Lester (right) participated in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. The event raises funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and to improve the quality of the life of patients and their families. Lester’s biggest supporter […]

Re-Entry Meeting Held At Dismas Charities Tupelo

Federal Bureau of Prisons Re-entry Affairs Coordinator Myra Lowery visited and toured the Tupelo facility. Lowery (above left) also met with (from left) Probation Officers Yvette Mills and Joyce Prowell, U. S. Probation Chief Danny McKittrick and Tupelo Director Rebekah King to discuss re-entry affairs, concerns and needs of the Northern District, and the cooperative […]

Dismas Charities Contractor Shows Caring Spirit

Mike McClure, with Schardein Mechanical, was recently working at the St. Ann facility when he noticed that the head cover for the bass drum was malfunctioning. McClure, who is passionate about music and plays drums in a local band, took it upon himself to purchase a new skin cover and donated it to the facility […]

Dismas Charities Charleston: The CRB To Attend

Community Relations Board (CRB) meetings are very important affairs. And, of course, refreshments are always included. But the Charleston facility has taken refreshments a step further. Cook Jay (Tiny) Boggess (standing at right) prepares a feast. Consider that at the August CRB meeting the 37 attendees – a huge turnout by any standard – were […]

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Staff Receive Patriot Award

Albuquerque Director Jack Morgan (left) and Assistant Director Kelly Bowman (right) were presented with Patriot Awards by the New Mexico Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) on October 1. The award is given for contributing to ““National Security and Protecting Liberty and Freedom by Supporting Employee Participation in America’s National Guard […]

The Dismas Charities Facilities Of Atlanta, Savannah, Macon, Orlando And St. Ann Mark Cancer Awareness With Pink And Blue Day

On October 30, the Atlanta facility held a Pink and Purple Luncheon in honor and memory of Gladys Scott, an Associate Vice President of Dismas who died from Breast Cancer. The colors represent pink for breast cancer awareness and the purple for Stop the Violence Month. Guest speakers included Public Health educator Veronda Ford, Director […]

Dismas Charities Macon Residents Help Needy

In cooperation with Reconciliation House, Dismas Macon residents Gromakio Baldwin (below) and Alford Woods and Christopher Noland helped prepare over 250 Christmas meals for those in need.  

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Assists Joy Group

On October 31, the Albuquerque program made a Halloween candy donation to Joy Junction, an organization that assists the areas homeless. Joy Junction also serves up to 80 children a day who did not have the opportunity to participate in Halloween. Above from left are Employment Specialist Antonio Downie and Joy Junction Volunteer Coordinator Elizabeth […]