Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Graduate From Work Readiness Program

Two Montgomery residents recently graduated from a Work Readiness Program at the Family Guidance Center. The program, which lasted four weeks, covered hands-on job readiness experience, assistance with job searching, how to get employed, guidance for entering college or a credentialing program, and help in obtaining a GED. Residents were also offered guidance and advice […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds ‘Good Neighbor Project’ Benefits Homeless

For nearly a month beginning in mid-December, the Atlanta facility began collecting coats for the community’s homeless population. When staff, residents and other community volunteers dispersed the garments in mid-January, they had collected over 300 garments – more than enough to outfit the 100 homeless citizens who attended the give-away at Covenant Community, Inc., a […]

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Graduates Nutrition Class Participants

The Albuquerque facility has implemented an on-going nutrition class for residents, taught by New Mexico State University’s Department of Agriculture and the school’s Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) program. ICAN’s mission is to reduce nutritional health disparities in New Mexico and make a measurable positive impact on the well-being of its communities through evidence […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Cleans Adopted Highway

Staff members and residents from the Orlando facility held their quarterly clean-up of a two-mile portion of Lee Road. A large amount of trash and other debris was collected. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Hattiesburg Director Recognized SSC Wilson

“Dismas Charities Hattiesburg became a better agency the day she decided to accept the job offer”. Those comments, voiced by Director Chris Kelly, summed up his feelings for Social Services Coordinator Tashara Wilson who he recently presented with a plaque for her dedication to duty. The plaque Kelly presented to Wilson noted that she has […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Staff Helps Finance Harbor House

Members of the Orlando staff were among the 800 attendees at the annual Harbor House Purple Door Breakfast. Harbor House of Central Florida offers an emergency shelter, a hotline and other support and services for victims of domestic violence. “We are proud to call them our partners and glad we were able to help bring […]

Dismas Charities President Ray Weis Shows Support For Veterans

Several members of the Dismas Charities staff, including President/CEO Raymond J. Weis (above right) and Executive Vice President Jan M. Kempf, were invited to attend the 13th Anniversary Gala of USA Cares, an organization dedicated to assisting veterans and their families in times of crisis. Since 2003 the organization has responded to over 65,000 requests […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds HIV Event

Someone Cares of Atlanta, an early detection intervention clinic, offered free HIV testing to 25 residents at the Atlanta facility. Someone Cares provides HIV counseling, testing, and referrals, STD screening and treatment, and assistance for the homeless. Residents were encouraged to complete the free confidential test, and were provided with information about HIV/AIDS along with […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Staff; Residents Repair/Clean Nursery School

The Tucson program, along with Bridge Prison Ministry and the Mayors’ Office staff partnered with United Way Days of Caring to help repair and clean the grounds at the Tucson Nursery School. The school, founded in 1946, is Tucson’s oldest, continuous-functioning child care center and targets disadvantaged children and low-income families. Director Dan Beckwith, Counselor […]

Simulation Opens Dismas Charities Staff Eyes To Resident Challenges

As part of the annual Dismas Charities Leadership Conference, management staff from every facility took part in a Reentry Simulation. Its purpose was to raise awareness and understanding of the challenges a resident faces upon release. Gathering at the St. Ann Campus, each staffer faced hurdles associated with employment, obtaining identification, urinalysis, paying fines and […]