Dismas Charities Augusta Library Gets Off The Ground Thanks To Volunteers

Augusta’s newest volunteer, Richard Hillman (above right) donated a box of new Bibles for resident’s use as part of an initiative to establish a library at the facility. Prospective volunteer William Stephens (below) aided the effort by donating two bookcases and several boxes of Christian and self-help books after Director Cheryl Frazier expressed a desire […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Program Hosts Back Pack Drive

In just two weeks, Atlanta staff and residents were able to gather enough back packs to provide one for each of the 225 children participating in the Adamsville Recreation Center’s summer camp. Adamsville is designed to change and save the lives of children and teens by providing a safe and positive environment for them to […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Staff Volunteer To Educate Public On Proper Child Safety Seat Placement And Use

Six members of the Atlanta program volunteered their time at a recent “Child Safety Seat Checkup & Health Fair”, organized by Councilman Michael J. Bond (third from right seated), Atlanta Fire and Rescue and the Georgia Highway Safety Patrol. Drivers with small children were shown the proper way to secure children in the seats. Those […]

Dismas Charities Macon Co-Hosts National Reentry Week Job Fair

The Dismas Charities Macon program partnered with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Macon Reentry Coalition in hosting the 2nd annual National Reentry Week Mock Job Fair. Thirteen residents participated in the event which was attended by representatives from U.S. Probation, the Middle Georgia Regional Workforce Commission, In His Own Image, and Community Health Works, […]

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 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!

Dismas Charities Atlanta Residents Learn About Healthier Lifestyles

Carolyn Hartfield (below), a lifestyle coach who believes age does not limit your capabilities of being actively involved in recreational activities and exploring the outdoors, spoke to the residents of the Atlanta program recently about her philosophy. Hartfield, 68, travels the country offering workshops, seminars and other programs encouraging the improvement of health and wellness. […]

To Help The Homeless Dismas Charities Macon Staff Participate In Sleepout

According to Macon Director LaTonja Brown, every year the Daybreak Sleepout fundraiser “shines light on the homeless situation in Central Georgia”. On February 24, members of the Dismas program joined over 100 others who spent the night outside to better understand what it is like for those who have no other option. Over $60,000 was […]

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, […]