Archives for March 2014

Diersen Charities-Tucson Participates In Second Chance Job Fair

On March 20, Diersen Charities Tucson participated in the Second Chance Job Fair held at Pima Community College- West Campus in Tucson. Social Services Coordinator’s Michael Schrank and Xavier Calvillo represented Diersen Charities at the event hosted by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and a task force of community agencies dedicated to assisting people that have prior […]

Dismas-Savannah holds first Health and Wellness Day

On Feb. 22, Dismas Charities’ Savannah facility held its first-ever Health and Wellness Day. The event consisted of two components. The first was a seminar on diseases that plague the African-American community and prevention tactics, such as positive nutritional choices and consistent physical activity. The second part was a physical-fitness challenge consisting of a three-on-three […]

Savannah residents and staff visit slavery exhibit at Jepson Center

On Feb. 13, residents and staff from Dismas Charities’ Savannah facility visited the Jepson Center, a local art museum, to view the “Slavery and Freedom In Savannah” exhibit. This exhibit showcased the history of African Americans in Savannah during times of slavery. Pictured from left to right is Social Service Coordinator Brandon Miller, Counselor Ahmad […]

Dismas Charities Helping Keep Savannah Clean

Dismas Charities Savannah joined several other organizations March 23 to help with the Keep Savannah Beautiful campaign for a cleanup of the Carver/Village Heights neighborhood in the latest in a series of Great Savannah Cleanup events. Cleanup efforts included recycling, litter collection, cutting and cleaning bushes and mowing. Efforts also included helping seniors remove debris. […]

Staff and Residents of Dismas-Savannah Visit Oldest African-American Church in U.S.

On Feb. 21, as part of Black History Month, the staff and residents of Dismas Charities’ Savannah facility visited the First African Baptist Church, a fixture in the Underground Railroad. A secret tunnel is located beneath the church, which was used to transport runaway slaves to freedom. The church, which was built by slaves in […]

Two Dismas Residents Take St. Ann’s Elder Oath in Louisville

  William Simmons, left, and William Coulter, right, residents of the Dismas Charities St. Ann’s Substance Abuse Treatment program in Louisville, recently took the St. Ann’s Elder Oath. Elders are responsible for maintaining accountability and communications with peers and staff during their stay at St. Ann’s. Dismas selects elders based upon the manner by which […]

Dismas-Corpus Christi Holds Party for Children of Incarcerated Parents

In December, Monsignor Louis Kihneman III, Vicar General/Chancellor for the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, read to children about the birth of Jesus as part of the Dismas Charities-Corpus Christi facility’s fifth annual Christmas party for children whose parents are incarcerated. Dismas staff, with the help of donations from the offices of U.S. Pretrial Services, […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Miss. Is Now Open!

On March 1, 2014, Dismas Charities Inc. began operation of a new contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Tupelo MS. Dismas Charities Tupelo becomes the twenty ninth re-entry program operated by Dismas and the second in Mississippi.

Dismas Charities-Sioux City Brings Christmas Joy to the Community

Dismas Charities-Sioux City assisted the Micah Project and Mission of the Messiah with their annual Community Christmas Dinner and Gift Shop this past holiday season. Each year, these two organizations convert their church into a Toy Shop to allow underprivileged families to pick out toys for their children. Once selected, the toys are then wrapped […]

Dismas-Portland Residents Participate in Red Cross Program for Active Military

In December, residents of the Dismas Charities’ Portland facility in Louisville wrote messages and signed Christmas cards to be sent overseas to active military through the American Red Cross’ “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. More than 600 cards were penned with messages and the residents’ signatures. Each year, as part of the American Red Cross’ […]