Archives for February 2017

Dismas Charities Hattiesburg Director Recognized SSC Wilson

“Dismas Charities Hattiesburg became a better agency the day she decided to accept the job offer”. Those comments, voiced by Director Chris Kelly, summed up his feelings for Social Services Coordinator Tashara Wilson who he recently presented with a plaque for her dedication to duty. The plaque Kelly presented to Wilson noted that she has […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Staff Helps Finance Harbor House

Members of the Orlando staff were among the 800 attendees at the annual Harbor House Purple Door Breakfast. Harbor House of Central Florida offers an emergency shelter, a hotline and other support and services for victims of domestic violence. “We are proud to call them our partners and glad we were able to help bring […]

Dismas Charities President Ray Weis Shows Support For Veterans

Several members of the Dismas Charities staff, including President/CEO Raymond J. Weis (above right) and Executive Vice President Jan M. Kempf, were invited to attend the 13th Anniversary Gala of USA Cares, an organization dedicated to assisting veterans and their families in times of crisis. Since 2003 the organization has responded to over 65,000 requests […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds HIV Event

Someone Cares of Atlanta, an early detection intervention clinic, offered free HIV testing to 25 residents at the Atlanta facility. Someone Cares provides HIV counseling, testing, and referrals, STD screening and treatment, and assistance for the homeless. Residents were encouraged to complete the free confidential test, and were provided with information about HIV/AIDS along with […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Staff; Residents Repair/Clean Nursery School

The Tucson program, along with Bridge Prison Ministry and the Mayors’ Office staff partnered with United Way Days of Caring to help repair and clean the grounds at the Tucson Nursery School. The school, founded in 1946, is Tucson’s oldest, continuous-functioning child care center and targets disadvantaged children and low-income families. Director Dan Beckwith, Counselor […]

Simulation Opens Dismas Charities Staff Eyes To Resident Challenges

As part of the annual Dismas Charities Leadership Conference, management staff from every facility took part in a Reentry Simulation. Its purpose was to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges a resident faces upon release. Gathering at the St. Ann Campus, each staffer faced hurdles associated with employment, obtaining identification, urinalysis, paying fines and […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Practices “Man In The Mirror”

During recent Team Building exercises, residents at the Dismas Charities St. Ann Substance Abuse Program utilized a “The Man in the Mirror” concept to replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations regarding the goals they hoped to achieve in life and the men they strive to be. Resident Steven Thompson (above) shared his personal affirmations with […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Helps Sort School Supplies

The Orlando facility partnered with the Salvation Army and the Orlando Sentinel newspaper in sorting a large donation of school supplies. Over 20 residents and staff were on hand to assist their community partners in preparing the supplies for delivery to underprivileged children in Central Florida. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Newest Center In Manchester Kentucky Holds Open House

On 1/31/17 our new Dismas Charities Manchester program held an Open House to welcome our neighbors and the families and friends of our new staff. The event drew over 60 guests. Also attending were Donna Baker McClure, Field Representative for Senator Mitch McConnell, Karen Lawson and Penny Robinson, Councilpersons from Manchester and Bureau of Prisons […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Adopts A Street

With the help of Resident Monitor Cody Leonard the Sioux City program adopted the streets surrounding the facility. Residents Lawrence Knutson, Rodney Brock, Brian Skou, John Mugge, and Robert Weaselhead, were the first to help with the Adopt-a-Street Cleanup.