Diersen Charities Memphis Day Reporting Center Staff Prepare Lunch For Area Homeless

Members of the Memphis area homeless community were given lunch bags by staff from the Memphis Day Reporting Center (DRC) as part of a community-wide effort to help those less fortunate. The homeless benefiting from the effort volunteer to work at cleaning around the city as part of the Work Local Memphis program. DRC staff […]

Judges Campbell And Richardson Visit Diersen Charities Nashville

The Nashville program was recently visited by newly-appointed Middle Tennessee District Judge William Campbell and soon-to-be-appointed Federal Judge Eli Richardson. The group discussed of the re-entry process and how the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), U.S. Probation (USPO), the courts and Dismas can work together to address the needs of the offender population. The attendees also […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Programs Visited By Criminal Justice Group

Several members of the federal criminal justice system were present during a recent Bureau of Prisons (BOP) monitoring at the new Memphis Day Reporting Center (DRC). In addition to a question-and-answer session with Director Eric Powell, the entourage was given a tour, followed by a second tour of the Memphis Residential Re-entry Center (RRC) which […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Hosts Health Care Forum

The Memphis program, in cooperation with Methodist South Hospital and the Memphis Health Center, hosted a community health care forum at the facility to share what new services were available for the residents. The hospital and health center provide most of the free or reduced medical services for the Memphis residents. Like Us On Facebook!

Dinner In Nashville Benefits Dismas Charities Corpus Christi fundraising Efforts To Impact Diabetes Research

Mike Corona (center), son of Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Director Mike Corona and co-owner of the Mockingbird Restaurant in Nashville, held a special dinner to help his father raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The $1,300 raised from the event will be added to that from other fundraisers and what will be contributed from […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Recognizes Employees For Years Of Service

Memphis Director James Williams recently presented several of his employees with their anniversary Dismas pens. From left are Counselor Donald Bolden (1 year), Resident Monitor Myra Smalls (3 years), Cook Annette Martin (1 year), Social Services Coordinator Markia Bearden (10 years), Resident Monitor Hazel Longstreet (10 years), Resident Monitor Loretha Knox (10 years), Counselor Jasmine […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Karaoke Night Is Big Success

In late July, Memphis staff and residents were treated to a karaoke night. Staff helping with the musical diversion were Social Services Coordinator Markia Bearden as the emcee, Assistant Director Eric Powell as videographer and mixologist, and Resident Monitors Tiffany Sain, Jacqueline Macklin, and Loretha Knox serving refreshments. Director James Williams’ wife of 20 years […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Hosts Reentry Commission

Seventy-one residents from the Diersen Charities Memphis facility recently heard from a variety of representatives of the Memphis and Shelby County Reentry Commission about what to expect upon their release and ways in which to address each item. Five commission members covered housing, adult education, employment, financial assistance, family counseling, health and wellness, and other […]

Diersen Charities Memphis Hosts Reentry Commission

Seventy-one residents from the Memphis facility recently heard from a variety of representatives of the Memphis and Shelby County Reentry Commission about what to expect upon their release and ways in which to address each item. Five commission members covered housing, adult education, employment, financial assistance, family counseling, health and wellness, and other topics. Speakers […]

Diersen Charities Nashville Word Processor Helps Raise Funds For Firefighter Families

Nashville Word Processor Shannon Musgrave volunteers her time yearly to help coordinate the annual Mikey Golf Tournament, an event she helped organize three years ago to honor fallen Nashville firefighter Mike Malone. Funds raised benefit the Nashville Firefighters Association Hardship Fund which assists critically injured firefighters and families of fallen firefighters with college funds, medical […]