Archives for June 2017

Dismas Charities Greensboro Director Attends Reentry Week Discussion With Federal Officials

Greensboro Director Dale Cauble joined representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s offices for the Middle, Eastern and Western districts of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, U.S. Probation, and the University of North Carolina to discuss what each organization is doing regarding reentry issues. One of the more positive aspects of the discussion […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Holds Variety Of Reentry Activities

Dania Beach Social Services Coordinator Samantha Papin and Counselor Tarnell Morley organized this year’s Resident Reentry Week with activities and speakers. Barriers to Employment, was presented by U.S. Probation Supervisor Brian Brownstein, and Conflict Coaching through Families in Distress by Treatment Officer Amanda Peters and Dr. Cheryl White. Residents were also treated to a movie […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Staff Walk In Shoes During Simulation

Dania Beach staff participated in a second Reentry Simulation hosted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in late April. The event allowed staff and other attendees to experience real life hurdles that returning citizens experience after incarceration. “During the three-hour event our staff walked in the shoes of our returning citizens and experienced four weeks in […]

12 Atlanta Employers Attend Dismas Charities Job Fair; Step Up To Hire Offenders

For the first time, the Atlanta program held a Job Fair that was open to not only its residents, but to those on supervised release with the U.S. Probation Office. The 12 employers attending, who expressed an interest in hiring those with a criminal history, were TRC Staffing, Independent Electrical Contractor, Diaz Foods, Man Power […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds Dress For Success Seminar To Help Residents

The Atlanta program hosted a Dress for Success seminar in late March, designed to prepare residents applying for employment. The seminar covered what is acceptable to wear during the interview process, the difference between business professional and business casual dress, first impressions, self-branding, interviewing skills, addressing their convictions in the interview, researching an organization before […]

Dismas Charities Kearney Staff Help Abused And Neglected Kids With “Puppy Chow”

Members of the Kearney staff recently came together to help abused and neglected children currently in foster care through the Royal Family Kids Camp. The camps are volunteeroperated and held throughout the United States and across the world, including in the United Kingdom, Chile, Namibia, Australia, and South Africa. In Nebraska, there are 11 camps […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Residents Get Free Haircuts From Student Barbers

The El Paso program recently partnered with PIPO Academy of Hair Design where indigent residents or those searching for jobs could receive free weekly haircuts. “It’s a great opportunity for our students and we are happy to assist Dismas residents,” said PIPO Owner Jose Barragan. The Milan Institute of Cosmetology also recently donated their services […]

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13 Dismas Charities Dania Beach Staff Become Certified In Mental Health Issues

In an effort to better serve residents entering the Dania Beach facility with mental health issues, 13 staff recently became certified in Mental Health-First Aid at Miami-Dade College. The eight-hour training covered how to help those experiencing a mental health concern, an emotional crisis or a substance abuse disorder and taught the participants how to […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Women Attend Luncheon

Female staff and residents attended a Woman’s Empowerment Luncheon in observance of International Women’s Day in early March. Like Us On Facebook!