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 […]

Hurricane Matthew Spurs Dismas Charities Staff Efforts For Assistance

Dismas Charities has nine facilities that lie within the reach of major hurricanes from the Atlantic, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. The peak season for these life-threatening storms runs from January 1 to November 30 – every year. So in response to the Governor’s warning to evacuate in the face of Hurricane Matthew, the […]

Unique Dismas Charities Atlanta Tacos And Ties Event Boosts Self Confidence

On July 20, the Atlanta program hosted a “Ties and Tacos” event designed to help foster better appearances and better opportunities for its male residents. Representatives from Mercedes Benz, Save Ourselves civil rights coalition, and Men’s Wearhouse taught the art of tying a tie. According to Director Stephen Ricks, it may seem like a simple […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Battles Human Trafficking

Atlanta staff, residents and members of the Community Relations Board participated in their Second Annual Human Trafficking Walk. Participants marched with anti-trafficking signs and passed out brochures containing information on the issue, noting locations providing assistance to victims. To insure their safety the Dismas contingent was escorted by Fulton County Police Officer R.S. Pittman. According […]