Dismas Charities Del Rio Staff Read At Elementary School

As part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program Social Services Coordinator Rosa Reyes (left) and Assistant Director Ramiro Ortiz received Certificates of Appreciation after reading books to a class at Calderon Elementary School. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities El Paso Partners With CET To teach Careers

The El Paso program partners with the Center for Employment Training (CET) in promoting education in the areas of accounting, construction and truck driving. Residents receive an orientation of the programs available, including financial aid, student loans, employment opportunities and a tour of CET’s facilities. CET prepares the students in the areas of building maintenance, […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Residents Learn About Healthier Lifestyles

Carolyn Hartfield (below), a lifestyle coach who believes age does not limit your capabilities of being actively involved in recreational activities and exploring the outdoors, spoke to the residents of the Atlanta program recently about her philosophy. Hartfield, 68, travels the country offering workshops, seminars and other programs encouraging the improvement of health and wellness. […]

To Help The Homeless Dismas Charities Macon Staff Participate In Sleepout

According to Macon Director LaTonja Brown, every year the Daybreak Sleepout fundraiser “shines light on the homeless situation in Central Georgia”. On February 24, members of the Dismas program joined over 100 others who spent the night outside to better understand what it is like for those who have no other option. Over $60,000 was […]

Warden Visits Dismas Charities Dania Beach Program

During its March Community Relations Board Meeting Warden B. H. Romero from FCC-Miami visited the Dania Beach program. Romero, acknowledging this was his first visit to a residential reentry center, “was very impressed with the facility and the different programs and resources provided for the residents,” said Director Ivonne Cavanaugh. Above from left are Social […]

Remembering Those Who Sacrificed The Most

On this coming Memorial Day may we all remember and honor those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces. The remembrance, which originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War, is significant not just because we honor them but, in some small measure, recognize them for insuring that we live in […]

Dismas Charities Kearney Takes “Good Cheer” Baskets To Hospital

In mid-April, the Kearney program donated goodies in Easter baskets to the children in the Pediatric Unit of Good Samaritan Hospital. The gifts consisted of candy, activity books, stuffed animals, games, and stickers. Making the presentation to a member of the nursing staff is Kearney Resident Monitor Skylar Gott (right) who, along with Cook Peggy […]

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Get $1 Glasses

Nearly 40 residents from the Portland program took advantage of Vision Work’s $1 eye exams during the month of December. Korrect Optical staffer and a member of the LIONS club Mary Chandler provided fittings along with a wide selection of frames from which to choose. This is the seventh year Chandler and the LIONS have […]

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 […]