My Chosen People Graduates 15 From Diersen Substance Abuse Program

My Chosen People graduated 15 residents from their re-entry classes in mid-March. My Chosen People works extensively with the Diersen SAP offering sessions on mental health and substance abuse treatment, education, assistance with medical care, job search and placement, case management, conflict management, housing and parenting classes. Refreshments were served. Like Us On Facebook!

Happy Easter!

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Dismas Charities Del Rio Attends Elementary School Science Fair

Members of the Del Rio staff attended the annual Science Fair at Buena Vista Elementary School. Community members were asked to judge the entries. From left are Counselor Griselda Marino, Miss Del Rio Teen Kaylee Yi, Assistant Director Debbie Kiniskey, and Director Judith Moreno. Like Us On Facebook!

Diersen Charities Memphis Facility Director James Williams Speaks At MLK School

Memphis Director James Williams was the guest speaker at the Martin Luther King High School Honors Program in late January. Williams was accompanied by Assistant Director Markia Bearden who donated balloon columns from her business “Busy B’s Balloons”. The event honored students who had perfect attendance, and made the honor roll or principals list. Williams […]

Dismas Charities Manchester Comes To Aid Of New Homeless Shelter

To help address a growing homeless population in Clay County, the Dismas program in Manchester, with the help of other Dismas Charities Region 2 facilities, donated paper plates, napkins, spoons, forks, bowls, and over 150 pair of socks. They also helped set up and clean up following a community-wide fundraiser for Warm Souls for Worn […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff Attend IGNITE Conference

The staff from Dismas Charities Tupelo program attended the IGNITE Leadership Conference, billed as one of the premier events in the Tupelo area. Attended by over 700 community leaders, the conference was hosted by the Community Development Foundation, the local Chamber of Commerce and economic development organization for Tupelo/Lee County. The one-day summit was designed […]

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 […]

Omaha Employment Skills Class Hears About Permanent Jobs

During the weekly Employment Skills class, Barbara Barraza, a Recruiter for Associated Staffing, discussed employment opportunities available through her agency. Unlike some temporary employment agencies, Associated Staffing contracts with employers seeking permanent employees, who may use their agency to hire directly, or provide a probationary period to evaluate the employee’s work performance prior to transferring […]

Dismas Charities Memphis Day Reporting Staffer Attends Rock The Block Community Event

Memphis Day Reporting Center Social Services Coordinator Pamela Harlan-McSwain (right) attended the Rock the Block network fair at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). The event allowed community organizations to become knowledgeable about different programs or collaborations available in the area. Harlan-McSwain met with Dr. Kennard Brown), Executive Vice Chancellor of UTHSC to […]