Dismas Charities Savannah Staff Participate In Fire Suppression Training

Recently the Savannah staff participated in training in recognizing and fighting all types of fires, and the proper use of fire extinguishers and hoses. The training, conducted by members of the Savannah Chatham Fire Department, included classroom instruction, followed by an outside, hands-on demonstration where staff were able to put the instruction into practice.

Dismas Charities Orlando Bake Sale Benefits Alzheimer’s

Orlando staff members brought in home baked or purchased cookies, brownies, pies, and cakes and raised $157 for their annual fundraiser.  This year’s recipient was the October 18 Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, an event in which both residents and staff participated. Last year’s beneficiary was breast cancer research. The facility also furnished soft drinks and ice […]

Corpus Christi’s 3rd Fishing Tournament Nets $5,500 For American Diabetes Association

The crowning moment following the Third Annual Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Fishing Tournament is shown above as Director Michael Corona (third from left) presents a check for $5,517 to American Diabetes Association (ADA) Board Member John White (fourth from right). Also on hand for the presentation were (above from left) Yardia Gonzales, Market Director Coastal […]

U.S. Congressman Visits Dismas Charities Sioux City Iowa Facility

U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith (R-Nebraska) visited the Sioux City facility October 16 to become more familiar with the program. “While touring the center he asked many very specific questions related to how we assist our residents, the range of offenses of our residents, length of stay, (and) services provided,” said Director Robyn Deacon who added […]

Dismas Charities Laredo Resident Feted For CDL Accomplishment

Resident Jesus Sotelo (second from right) was recognized by staff and residents of the Laredo program for completing a grueling Commercial Driver’s License course while a resident at the center. The 160-hour program, administered by Laredo Community College, gives Sotelo the title of Commercial/Professional Truck Driver I. As part of the recognition, Director Danny Reyes […]

29 Dismas Charities Macon Representatives Participate In Breast Cancer Walk In Honor Of Dismas’ Gladys Scott

Eleven staff members, 14 residents and four community partners took part in the Macon facility’s first ever Breast Cancer Awareness Walk October 23 in memory of the late Gladys Scott, a Dismas Associate Vice President. Wearing team T-shirts bearing Scott’s name, the Dismas representatives covered five miles from the facility to Ocmulgee Heritage Trial and […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Participates In Annual AIDS Walk

In mid-October, seven staff and 10 residents participated in the annual AIDS Walk in downtown Atlanta. They raised $2,000 for the AIDS Walk Foundation. Above from left are Resident Zaire Flournoy, Regional Vice President Jimmy Jones, Administrative Assistant Shirley Mott, and Program Coordinator Ahmad Scott. Other staff participants included Director Deborah Glenna, Assistant Director Reginald […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Holds 8th Annual Job Fair

In October, Memphis hosted its 8th annual Resident Job Fair with 18 residents hired by the 13 agencies attending. Participating agencies included Workforce Investment Network, Memphis & Shelby County Office of Re -entry, Private First Class Driving Academy, A-One Staffing, Vocational Rehabilitation, Iron Workers, MidSouth Community College, Vatteratt College, Remmington College, Messick Adult Education and […]

Parole Board Staff Tour Dismas Charities Portland

In early October, seven staff from the Kentucky Department of Justice Parole Board toured the Portland facility, their first time for visiting a community reentry center. From left are Jason Walker, Julie Mefford, Letitia Tipton, Katherine Williams, Ashley Short, Adrienne Marlowe, and Jennifer Markey

After Mayor’s Plea: Dismas Charities Portland TARC Dig Out Team Comes To The Rescue

After hearing Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fisher’s plea to citizens to clean their sidewalks and the over 5,000 bus stops in the city of heavy snow, Portland Director Robert Lanning quickly came to the rescue. Lanning amassed 20 resident volunteers who spenthours going from one sidewalk or Transit Authority of River City (TARC) bus stop […]