Dismas Charities Macon Receives Compliments From ACA Chair

Sometimes it’s the small tokens of appreciation that mean so much to us instead of big gestures. Such was the case recently for the Dismas Charities Macon program when Bonnie O’Brien, Chair of an American Correctional Association (ACA) Audit Team, gave Director LaTonja Brown a card showing her appreciation during a recent inspection of her […]

Former Resident Speaks At Dismas Charities Atlanta Facility

Former Atlanta resident Brandi Davis visited the facility and spoke to the Women’s Group about her struggles and how she was able to succeed. Davis gave each attendee a copy of her book that details the difficulty African American women face in the penal system. She also gave the women hygiene items and Christmas gifts […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Staff/Residents Participate In Cancer Walk

After staff raised over $200 toward research, 13 Augusta residents and four staff participated in the annual Miracle Mile Breast Cancer Walk. All pro-ceeds go to University Hospital, which provides free mammograms, treat-ment and surgery for those unable to pay.

Dismas Charities Augusta Treated To Free Health Services

For the second consecutive year Christ Community Health Services offered free blood sugar and blood pressure screenings to the residents and staff of the Augusta facility. Christ Community is a local medical provider offering affordable, primary health and dental care to the uninsured and under-served. Seven staff and a like number of residents participated. Above […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff Attend Chamber Expo

Staff from the Savannah program joined 52 other vendors at a Business Expo sponsored by the Multi-cultural Chamber of Commerce in late August. The Expo provided the opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products and services to the local community. Staff used it as an opportunity to educate the public about Dismas and to […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Donates Backpacks To Save Our Youth

Savannah donated 10 backpacks filled with school supplies to “Save Our Youth”, an organization that hosts community events for the betterment of the local community, specifically the youth. Staff (from left) are Ashley Thompson, Ahmad Scott, Yusef Curry and Renee Williams. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Atlanta Hosts Breakfast And Tour For Administrative U.S. Courts Exchange Program

The Dismas Charities Atlanta facility recently hosted a Breakfast Presentation for staff of the Washington Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts Exchange Program. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information about different re-entry programs, partnership among RRC’s and the U.S. Probation Office, and community involvement. The event featured presentations from Dismas staff and […]

Successful Dismas Charities Macon Resident Returns With College Degrees

Former Macon Resident John E. Hughes stopped by the center to give staff an update on his progress since his return the community. Hughes has earned two Associate degrees in General Studies and Applied Science in Computer Information Systems. He is also writing a book on health and wellness in the over 40 population. The […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Garden Grows!

Resident Bill Cheney checks the progress of the squash in one of the two garden plots he cares for at the Augusta facility. When Cheney firs saw the two empty beds, he immediately asked if he could maintain them. Since then, reports Director Cheryl Frazier, Cheney has planted squash, peppers, zucchini, two types of tomatoes […]

Dismas Charities Macon Residents & Staff Clean Second Street

Staff and residents from the Dismas Charities Macon Georgia facility turned out in force in mid-April to continue their work at keeping their street clean of litter. The facility joined the city’s beautification project last year in cleaning Second Street from Cotton Avenue to Eisenhower Parkway. The program, known as Adopt-A-Spot, involves local, state and […]