Archives for May 2017

Warden Visits Dismas Charities Dania Beach Program

During its March Community Relations Board Meeting Warden B. H. Romero from FCC-Miami visited the Dania Beach program. Romero, acknowledging this was his first visit to a residential reentry center, “was very impressed with the facility and the different programs and resources provided for the residents,” said Director Ivonne Cavanaugh. Above from left are Social […]

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed The Most

On this coming Memorial Day may we all remember and honor those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. The remembrance, which originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War, is significant not just because we honor them but, in some small measure, recognize them for insuring that we live in […]

Dismas Charities Kearney Takes “Good Cheer” Baskets To Hospital

In mid-April, the Kearney program donated goodies in Easter baskets to the children in the Pediatric Unit of Good Samaritan Hospital. The gifts consisted of candy, activity books, stuffed animals, games, and stickers. Making the presentation to a member of the nursing staff is Kearney Resident Monitor Skylar Gott (right) who, along with Cook Peggy […]

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Get $1 Glasses

Nearly 40 residents from the Portland program took advantage of Vision Work’s $1 eye exams during the month of December. Korrect Optical staffer and a member of the LIONS club Mary Chandler provided fittings along with a wide selection of frames from which to choose. This is the seventh year Chandler and the LIONS have […]

Dismas Charities Macon Staff, Residents Tour Harriet Tubman Museum

Recently Dismas Charities staff and residents from the Macon program toured the Harriet Tubman Museum. The museum is the largest of its type dedicated to educating about the art, history and culture of African Americans. In the top photo (from left) are Residents Joanna Flores and Melissa Hall, Administrative Assistant Tiffany Johnson, Counselor Karla Hill-Robinson, […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff, Residents Aid “Save Our Youth”

Savannah staff and residents aided Save Our Youth of Savannah by donating 50 lunch bags filled with chips, grain bars, fruit cups, and juice. Save Our Youth provides at-risk youth with educational, emotional and spiritual skills for success through long-term mentoring relationships. At top Residents Helen Brown, Candace Hills, Willie Jackson and Henry Graham prepare […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann S.A.P. Success!

The success of Ricky Shelton, a former Resident of our Dismas Charities St. Ann Substance Abuse Program (SAP) in Louisville, Kentucky, is a perfect example of what can be achieved when a person acknowledges their addiction and realizes that they have a choice as to how they will live life. Mr. Shelton’s choice was to […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Residents Help Habitat ReStore

El Paso residents volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore by organizing donations for those in need. Restores are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and other items to the public at a fraction of the retail price. “Proceeds are used to […]

Diersen Residents Attend Y-Now

Three Diersen residents took part and shared their story at a Y-Now event, a program of the YMCA Safe Place Services designed for youth with incarcerated parents. “These children are more likely to feel shame, blame, and fear,” said Director Ronyal Horton. “They also struggle academically, and find it difficult to trust adults.” Studies show […]

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