Credit Counseling Discussion Held At Dismas Charities Tupelo Facility

A Credit Education Workshop, sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies, was held at the Tupelo facility. Housing Credit Counselor Fran Dear (standing above) spoke to the 14 residents attending. Discussions included what is credit, what is a credit reporting agency, why is good credit important, how to repair credit, and […]

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Holds 5th Annual Second Chance Job Fair

On April 9, the Corpus Christi facility co-hosted their fifth annual and hugely successful Second Chance Job Fair. Several hundred individuals, many of which were immediately offered employment, attended the event, designed to find employment for those with a criminal history. The Fair started as a challenge to Dismas from then-FCI-Three Rivers Warden Dan Joslin. […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta; US Attorney Education Initiative

In early February, Atlanta resident James Armstrong volunteered to speak before 75 students about his experiences and re-entry challenges during a Speaker’s Bureau event organized by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia. The Attorney’s Office asked that the Atlanta facility provide residents for group discussions as a means for them to […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Donates To Teen Crisis Shelter

In mid-February, Savannah staff visited Park Place Outreach, a teen runaway crisis shelter, to present staff-created gift baskets for the five female and one male teen currently housed at the center. The baskets included nail polish, reading and writing materials, candy, snacks, personal hygiene items and stuffed animals. Savannah Director Katina Wheeler said the shelter […]

Dismas Charities Orlando & Macon Participate In Dr. King Marches

On January 17, the town of Eatonville, Florida held their 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Parade. Among the floats, groups, politicians, and bands, were representatives from Dismas Charities Orlando. Director Stephen Ricks, Assistant Director Jerry James, and Case Manager Marven Gee carried a banner showing Dismas’ support, with a small group of residents […]

Savannah Director Speaks On What To Expect At Dismas Charities Facility

In mid-September, Savannah (GA) Director Katina Wheeler spoke at the Federal Correctional Institution Estill Re-entry Retreat, designed to educated the prison staff on re-entry issues. Wheeler spoke on the referral process, employment procedures, home detention and what residents can expect upon their arrival at her facility. Others attending were U.S. Probation and Warden Andrew Mansukhani […]

Dismas Charities Laredo Again Donates Shoes To Mission

For the 10th consecutive year, the Laredo (TX) facility, in cooperation with U. S. Probation and the U. S. Border Patrol, collected and delivered 73 pair of shoes and back to-school supplies to the needy children of the Mission in El Cenizo, Texas. Other significant partners in the drive were Wal-Mart, American Electric Power, and […]

Dismas Charities Owensboro Wins KCCD Award

Dismas President/CEO Ray Weis (left), and Owensboro (KY) Counselor Jarrod Anderson, Director T.C. Cox, Maintenance Staffer Anthony Roberts, Assistant Director Holly Munoz and Counselor Megan Vanhooser gather to celebrate the facility winning the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Center award during the 55th annual conference of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Dismas Charities Laredo “Signs On” With Law Enforcement

In early August, Laredo (TX) Director Daniel Reyes (second from left) and Regional Vice President Joe Driver presented designated parking signs to the Laredo Police an Sheriff departments. In addition to providing parking, the signs demonstrate an open door for law enforcement officials to come by the center and use its conference room for report […]

U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver And Dismas Charities Savannah Form Partnership

On Wednesday November 19, 2014 US Attorney Edward J. Tarver, as well as Greg Gilluly, Re-Entry Coordinator for the US Attorney’s Office and Dan Drake Community Liaison of the US Attorney’s Office visited Dismas Charities Savannah.  President Barack Obama nominated Tarver as United States Attorney, Southern District of Georgia, on September 17, 2009.  Tarver and […]