Archives for July 2016

Dismas Charities Atlanta Counselors Teach Real Life Experiences To Middle School Students

Dismas Charities Atlanta Counselors Dwayne McGough and Larry Boykins volunteered at Woodland Middle School for a program entitled Life 101 which incorporates career exploration, lifestyle choices, and life skills all in one. The program is designed to simulate real life and allow students to experience actual situations in order to grasp an understanding of adulthood. […]

Dismas Charities Board Treasurer Kramer TAG’s Readers With Christian Inspiration

Bruce Kramer, Treasurer for the Dismas Charities Board of Directors, is one of five Christian businessmen who created a website to provide daily thoughts and prayers to help readers be more aware of God’s presence in their lives and in the world. According to Kramer, helps readers discover ways to improve their own spirituality […]

Diersen Charities Nashville Word Processor Helps Raise Funds For Firefighter Families

Nashville Word Processor Shannon Musgrave volunteers her time yearly to help coordinate the annual Mikey Golf Tournament, an event she helped organize three years ago to honor fallen Nashville firefighter Mike Malone. Funds raised benefit the Nashville Firefighters Association Hardship Fund which assists critically injured firefighters and families of fallen firefighters with college funds, medical […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Rescues Pet Rescue

Recently Atlanta staff members volunteered their time at Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption (APRA), a non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing dogs and cats so they can be adopted into safe, loving homes. Over 1,000 homeless animals come through the program each year. Dismas staff assisted the organization with kennel maintenance, meal preparation, and finally […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Alum Visits Program

Former St. Ann Substance Abuse Program Senior Elder Christopher Strain visited with staff and residents in late May noting that he has worked hard since leaving in 2013 and has achieved many accomplishments including getting married, having twin sons and purchasing a home. He expressed his “sincere gratitude for the St. Ann program and staff […]

Dismas Charities Macon Staff “Glow” In 5K Fun Run

Wearing tutu’s and glow-in-the-dark T-shirts, three fun-loving members of the Macon staff participated in the Macon’ Us Glow 5K Fun Run, sponsored by the Macon Re-Entry Coalition. Above from left re Counselor Karla Hill, Employment Specialist Kimberly Johnson, Sheriff David Davis, and Director LaTonja Brown. Dismas also sponsored a water station for the participants. Like […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Walks For Komen Race For Cure

Every year Savannah staff and residents participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for Cure. “This event is held to make a difference as we celebrate survivor-ship, honor those who have lost their battle, and most importantly, raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer,” said Director Katina Wheeler. Shown above are (kneeling) Resident […]

What Our Resident’s Say…

The following letter, in his own words, was received from Tupelo Resident James Norfleet who has shown remarkable success in employment and impacting other residents in a very positive way. Editor First and foremost I would like to start by saying I thank God for making me the man I am today; taking me and […]

Councilman Conducts Gang Training At Dismas Charities Corporate Office

Louisville Councilman David James, a retired police officer and one-time head of its Gang Unit, was on hand in mid-May to conduct gang training for staff members from the various Louisville facilities. Twenty-eight employees were on hand to hear James, a member of the Community Relations Board. According to Louisville Director Sarah Weidner-House, there are […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff Attend Networking Meeting

Tupelo Social Services Coordinator Keri Dykes (center) is a member of a group that meet monthly to brainstorm ideas and network to identify and address one another’s needs. According to Dykes, the meetings “have proven to be an excellent resource for finding volunteers to teach life skills classes, opportunities for volunteering, and finding agencies to […]