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, […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Staff, Residents Aid “Save Our Youth”

Savannah staff and residents aided Save Our Youth of Savannah by donating 50 lunch bags filled with chips, grain bars, fruit cups, and juice. Save Our Youth provides at-risk youth with educational, emotional and spiritual skills for success through long-term mentoring relationships. At top Residents Helen Brown, Candace Hills, Willie Jackson and Henry Graham prepare […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann S.A.P. Success!

The success of Ricky Shelton, a former Resident of our Dismas Charities St. Ann Substance Abuse Program (SAP) in Louisville, Kentucky, is a perfect example of what can be achieved when a person acknowledges their addiction and realizes that they have a choice as to how they will live life. Mr. Shelton’s choice was to […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Residents Help Habitat ReStore

El Paso residents volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore by organizing donations for those in need. Restores are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and other items to the public at a fraction of the retail price. “Proceeds are used to […]

Diersen Residents Attend Y-Now

Three Diersen residents took part and shared their story at a Y-Now event, a program of the YMCA Safe Place Services designed for youth with incarcerated parents. “These children are more likely to feel shame, blame, and fear,” said Director Ronyal Horton. “They also struggle academically, and find it difficult to trust adults.” Studies show […]

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Dismas Charities Savannah Staff, Residents View Hidden Figures Film

Savannah staff and residents viewed the hit movie Hidden Figures, the story of three African-American women who served vital roles in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. “I wish that I would have learned about this […]

Laredo Days Prove Hot For Reyes

Laredo Director Danny Reyes (in white shirt below) placed second in a jalapeño eating contest during Laredo Day March 8 in Washington, D.C. Congressman Henry Cuellar (center above) from Laredo, sponsors the event annually as a way to promote the culture and partnerships of the Laredo community. Others from left above are Dismas President/CEO Ray […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Pat Search Training

Probation and Parole Officers Shaun Adams, Ryan Blakeman, and James Henderson provided Frisk Search training for St. Ann staff. Staff were shown search techniques, examples of improper versus proper methods of pat searches, and a description of the risks and dangers involved in physical searches. “This training was an excellent opportunity to network with qualified […]

Dismas Charities Las Cruces Assistant Director Helps Homeless Children

In mid-March, Las Cruces Assistant Director Irma Smith (below in white cap) volunteered with local church “Heart for the World,” in an outreach event for homeless children and their families. Over 400 pairs of new shoes were donated to children from McArthur Elementary School, statistically considered one of the poorest schools in the city and […]