Archives for July 2015

Administrative Assistant Discovers Picture Of Dismas Charities Portland’s Past

While browsing the web recently, Portland Administrative Assistant Jennifer Kiefer ran across this circa 1950s photo of the Portland facility. In January 1987, Portland opened as the first Work Release Center in Kentucky. The build-ing also formerly served as a VOA thrift store.

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Staff Meet New Three Rivers Staff

On March 20, Corpus Christi Director Michael Corona and Regional Vice President Joe Driver (first and second from left, respectively) attended the FCI Three Rivers Community Relations Board Meeting to meet new Warden Norbal Vazquez (second from right) and new Camp Administrator/Executive Assistant Albert Thomas (right). Like Us On FaceBook!

Military Recognizes Dismas Charities Sioux City Director

Air National Guard member and Sioux City Resident Monitor Cody Leonard (right) nominated Director Robyn Deacon (center) for the Patriotic Employer recognition by the Iowa and National Committee’s for Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The award recognized Deacon’s leadership, dedication and relationships with her employees and support for staff serving in the […]

Warden Moseley Visits Dismas Charities Hattiesburg

The Warden of FCI-Yazoo City, Mississippi Bonita Moseley (right), paid an unannounced visit to the Hattiesburg center recently. From left are Hattiesburg Assistant Director Mary Crutchfield, Re-entry Affairs Coordinator Pearletter Edwards, Unit Secretary Darkenya Hornsby-Kelly, Yazoo City Counselor Chris Jones, Re-entry Affairs Coordinator Tracy King, and Moseley. Like Us On FaceBook!

Credit Counseling Discussion Held At Dismas Charities Tupelo Facility

A Credit Education Workshop, sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies, was held at the Tupelo facility. Housing Credit Counselor Fran Dear (standing above) spoke to the 14 residents attending. Discussions included what is credit, what is a credit reporting agency, why is good credit important, how to repair credit, and […]

Dismas Charities Charleston’s Hospitality Coordinator

Charleston Director Jim Sands has found a unique way to make sure that every detail of every event at the center is handled with the utmost care and efficiency. He has designated Counselor Megan Shirk as the facility’s official Hospitality Coordinator. Her “additional duties” include arranging for adequate chairs, tables, food, and quality assurance oversight […]

VIPs Visit Dismas Charities Charleston Facility

High profile community leaders are no stranger to the Charleston facility as evidenced recently with a tour and luncheon for St. Albans Police Chief Rodney Jones and Mayor Dick Calloway (second and third from left respectively). Also on hand were (from left) Dismas Regional Vice President Cathy Bellew, Jones, Calloway, Director Jim Sands and St. […]

Teamwork Exercises Challenge Diersen Charities Albuquerque Staff

During an Albuquerque Staff Meeting, employees participated in interactive Teamwork and Communication Training which consisted of two activities. The first task required teams of six to move a tennis ball on a metal ring (above) with six strings from one end of the room to the other and place the tennis ball on a bottle. […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Resident Plants Garden

Along the rear fence of the facility, Orlando Resident Roger Goldenburg planted a garden which includes tomatoes, egg plant, squash, jalapeno peppers, beans, cucumbers, flowers, and several herbs. The garden was created following a trip by Ad-ministrative Assistant Nancy Cyr to the St. Ann garden in Lou-isville. Cyr helped plan and shop for the plants. […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Helps With Large St. Patrick Parade

Every year since 1813, a large parade is held in Savannah, Georgia to mark St. Patrick’s Day. The massive, four-hour event draws thousands of spectators and includes appearances by the Budweiser Clydesdales, police and firemen from as far away as New York and Oregon, members of the military, local and nationally-known bands and several descendants […]