Archives for March 2016

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff Attend Mayoral Inauguration

Savannah Director Katina Wheeler and Assistant Director Brandon Miller (right) were invited to attend the inauguration ceremony for the Savannah City Council and new Mayor Eddie W. Deloach (left). Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Greensboro Staff Meet To Discuss Being Smart On Crime

This year staff of the Greensboro program attended the Reentry, Smart on Crime and Project Safe Neighborhoods meeting where several criminal justice representatives discussed ways to make communities safer and how to better assist offenders as they transition from prison. According to Director Dale Cauble, the program is designed “to bring all stakeholders – U.S. […]

Easter Message

Today we recognize both Good Friday and the feast of St. Dismas. The dual themes of redemption and forgiveness remind us of the grace of healing which our Lord bestowed upon Dismas and all who believe in Him. May our practice of these themes culminate in a joyous Easter season . Peace. Ray Weis Like […]

Dismas Charities Macon Resident Leaves Center With Trail Of Appreciation

Although resident Raymond Cobb Sr. did not secure employment during his residency at the Macon facility, he was very active in the community. He joined From Streets to Success, a local mentoring project where he mentored troubled youth ages 13-17 three days per week; volunteered at Daybreak Shelter two days per week in the Janitorial […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Helps The Hungry

In cooperation with Abraham Baptist Church, the Montgomery facility donated $100 worth of food to feed the hungry for the holidays. The residents participated by distributing the food and carrying it to the cars of those in need. In the photo from the left residents Otto Thompson and JaAvon Caver, the recipient, and Resident James […]

Master Life Graduation At Dismas Charities St. Ann

Recently seven men from the St. Ann Substance Abuse Program graduated from the Master Life Book program, “a sequential, developmental, disciplining process that enables clients to make Christ their Master, and to master life by developing a personal, lifelong, obedient relationship with Him,” according to Reverend Joe Starks, Dismas Maintenance Supervisor and Leader of Bates […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff Appear On Radio

Dismas Charities Savannah staff participated in a radio interview with U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver (right) to answer questions about re-entry. Assistant Director Brandon Miller (center) also answered questions. Tarver and Director Katina Wheeler are heavily involved in educating local business leaders about the incentives involved in employing those recently released from incarceration. Like Us On […]

Dismas Charities Texas Staff Participate In Mock Job Fair

FCI Three Rivers held a Mock Job/Information Fair for inmates preparing for re-entry. Over 30 offenders completed 16 hours of employment skills training focusing on resume writing, job search tips, confidence building, available resources and interviewing techniques. The event, sponsored by a number of local vendors, faith-based organizations, employers and state agencies, was also open […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Proves Laughter Is The Right Medicine

The non-profit organization I Am Somi Project hosted a Stand Up for Charity comedy show for the residents of the Atlanta program. The project was founded by Stephanie Davis, a former resident of the Atlanta program, who explained that in order to give back to the organization that assisted her in her transition, she organized […]

Dismas Charities Portland TARC Dig Out Team Comes To The Rescue Again

For the second straight year, after hearing Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fisher’s plea to citizens to clean snow from their sidewalks and the over 5,000 bus stops in the city, the Portland residents quickly came to the rescue. Director Robert Lanning gathered resident volunteers who spent hours going from one sidewalk and Transit Authority of […]