Dismas Charities Atlanta Hosts Federal Judge’s, USPO And USM

The Dismas Charities Atlanta program hosted a facility tour for six U.S. Magistrate Judges, members of U.S. Probation Office and the U.S. Marshal’s service. Presentations on resident programming, employment and community service were made by Counselors Garvi McGee and Ashley Thompson and Employment Specialist Robert Thomas. Following a lunch by the facility’s kitchen staff, the […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Staff, Residents And CRB Members Hold 3rd Annual Human Trafficking Walk

To bring awareness to a brutal, complex and widespread crime of human trafficking, over 50 staff, residents and members of the Community Relations Board from Atlanta recently participated in their third Annual Human Trafficking Walk. According to Director Stephen Ricks, Atlanta is one of the nation’s largest hubs for human trafficking with most victims being […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds ‘Good Neighbor Project’ Benefits Homeless

For nearly a month beginning in mid-December, the Atlanta facility began collecting coats for the community’s homeless population. When staff, residents and other community volunteers dispersed the garments in mid-January, they had collected over 300 garments – more than enough to outfit the 100 homeless citizens who attended the give-away at Covenant Community, Inc., a […]

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 […]

Macon Mayor Visits, Thanks Dismas Charities Residents

Dismas Charities Macon residents received a special visit and thanks from Mayor Robert Reichert for their assistance with the disaster relief at East Macon Gym, where evacuees from Savannah, Georgia were housed during Hurricane Matthew. The residents assisted with cleaning restroom facilities, ground maintenance, and meal preparation. From left are resident John Weathers, Quentin Parker, […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds Roundtable To Discuss Recidivism

Dismas Charities Atlanta staff hosted a roundtable in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Urban League to discuss a New Beginnings program aimed at preventing recidivism for violent offenders. The concept, paid for by a grant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, focuses on cognitive behavioral treatment and employment readiness. The Dismas facility was […]

T.I. Surprises Resident’s Children Of Dismas Charities Atlanta

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, Dismas Atlanta received a special visit from Platinum selling artist, Clifford T.I. Harris, a former resident of Dismas Atlanta. This holiday season, T.I ., initiated a program entitled “Tip’s Caravans” where he hand delivered gifts to children of families in need. One of the Caravan’s stops this year was the […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Lights The Night; Raises $400 For Charity

In early October, the Atlanta staff participated in the Light the Night Walk, a fundraising campaign benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Thousands of participants came together and lighted the sky with red lanterns symbolizing support for leukemia and lymphoma, yellow lanterns symbolizing individuals that have family […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Residents Screen The If Project

In late September, Orlando staff and residents were invited to attend a screening of the award winning documentary The If Project which increases awareness of issues affecting incarcerated women and our communities nationwide. According to one statistic, women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Backpack Event Serves Resident Children

Through fundraising efforts and support from community partners, the Atlanta facility donated 40 back packs to the children of its residents. Using a posted sign-up sheet residents were able to list each of their children and specify their age and grade. In the end the facility was able to supply each child on the list […]