Resident thanks Dismas Charities Montgomery AL staff

“I would like to thank you and your staff for all the help you have given me in my time at Dismas. Ms. Price, Ms. Williams, and Ms. Gillard have shown professionalism and you should be proud of their work ethic. I am certain that with your help I will reintegrate into the “free world” […]

Dismas Charities Portland (KY) Helps With Kentucky Derby Event

Dismas Charities became a Patron Sponsor of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival with help of residents and staff who assisted with Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display, an event which hosted nearly 700,000 visitors. Thunder Over Louisville, is a premier event in the two week long Derby Festival of Events leading up to the Kentucky Derby […]

Diersen (KY) Holds Runway Event

As part of their final project, Brown Mackie interns hosted a Project Runway themed party to promote self-esteem and confidence among the female clients in the Substance Abuse Program at the Diersen (KY) center. Voting was held for the best dressed, hair, makeup and jewelry, best runway personality, best announcer, best runway song, most on […]

Macon (GA) staff participate in mock high school job fair

Director LaTonja Brown and Assistant Director Chaun Hamilton partnered with Central High School’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Department to conduct interviews during a Mock Job Fair for seniors held March 12. Above Hamilton (facing camera) interviews Senior Quincy Davis.

Dismas Charities Portland (KY) Interns Teach Lessons

On March 10, 15 Spalding University Occupational Therapy student interns provided four life lessons sessions for Portland residents. The sessions included paying attention to our feelings, practicing appropriate ways to meet needs; sleep hygiene, which explored how healthy sleep patterns can assist in the ability to accomplish one’s desired goals, and money management, which identified […]

Dismas Charities Savannah (GA) Resident Named Church Usher

After being personally asked by Second Arnold Baptist Church’s Pastor Hall, Savannah Resident Michael Rowe has been chosen to be the newest Usher. Pastor Hall also purchased two suits for Rowe and presented him with the church’s official Usher pendant. According to Director Katina Wheeler, Rowe has been an outstanding resident by always having a […]

Former Dismas Charities Resident Shares Success

“I remember sitting around in a hopeless state of mind, as a result of self-imposed crises, during my stay at (a state-run) correctional complex. I was tired of finding myself in those situations with no one to blame except myself. A friend handed me a packet from Dismas Charities with various halfway houses across the […]

El Paso (TX) intern named to D.C. post

University of Texas at El Paso MSW student intern Sara Polk (second from left), has been selected for a public policy fellowship program in Washington, D.C. The Archer Center’s Graduate Program in Public Policy, established by the University of Texas System, brings graduate students studying policy and politics to Washington to learn about public service […]

Board members attend SAP graduation

Dismas Board of Directors Vice Chairman Bill Ferko (left) and Secretary Art Potter (right) congratulate client Mike Campbell following the 38th Substance Abuse Program (SAP) graduation at the St. Ann campus in early April. Also attending was Board member Jim Simon.

Dismas Charities Macon GA Recognizes Effective Search Techniques

  Five Macon Resident Monitors were recognized for their professional pat searching techniques during a staff training session by finding contraband creatively hidden on their co-workers. Above from left are monitors Paul Chaney, Stephanie Smith, Lewis Goodwin, Solomon Green, and Robert Johnson.