Archives for 2014

Dismas Charities Owensboro Wins KCCD Award

Dismas President/CEO Ray Weis (left), and Owensboro (KY) Counselor Jarrod Anderson, Director T.C. Cox, Maintenance Staffer Anthony Roberts, Assistant Director Holly Munoz and Counselor Megan Vanhooser gather to celebrate the facility winning the 2014 Outstanding Community Service Center award during the 55th annual conference of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Dismas Charities Greensboro Marks Dismas 50th With Balloon Release

The Greensboro (NC) staff marked the 50th Anniversary of the Dismas organization September 5 by recognizing the community partners who significantly impacted the facility’s operation.  Special guests included U.S. Marshal Bill Stafford and Acting Chief of the Greensboro Police Department Anita Holder. Recognition awards were presented to Goodwill, the Interactive Resource Center, Barnabas Network, Alcohol […]

Dismas Charities Resident Shows Appreciation

The following letter was written by Sioux City (IA) Pre-trial Resident Lori Roberts.  

Dismas Charities Macon Staff Adopt Elementary School

In early August, Dismas Charities Macon (GA) staff and residents donated three large boxes of school supply items and uniforms to Burdell-Hunt Elementary School. Above are Employment Specialist Kimberly Johnson, Counselor Karla Hill, and Home School Facilitator Ingrid Brown

Dr. John Arden, noted author on brain Function, speaks at ICCA Conference

At the recent International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) conference in Cleveland, Dr. John Arden, an author of 13 books on the human brain, noted that the advances in brain science research have increased our knowledge of how and why people change and the role that brain function plays in decision making, mood, memory, and behavior. […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Participates In Night Out

In early August, staff from the Savannah (GA) program participated in National Night Out, an event where communities come together to raise awareness, take a stance on crime, and encourage citizens to engage in community action to deter criminal activity.  Sponsored by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Savannah Impact Program (SIP), our staff distributed cotton candy […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Interns Continuing Education

The Charleston (WV) facility maintains a strong student internship program with the Kanawha Valley Community Technical College. From left are Intern Lindsay Prowse, Director Jim Sands, and Intern Tiffany Russell. Both recently received their Associate Degree in Community Behavioral Health Technology and are pursuing their bachelor’s degrees.

Happy Thanksgiving

Dismas Charities is thankful to everyone who help make it possible to continue on our mission of Healing The Human Spirit.  We wish all a very special and safe 2014 Thanksgiving holiday.

Dismas Charities Laredo “Signs On” With Law Enforcement

In early August, Laredo (TX) Director Daniel Reyes (second from left) and Regional Vice President Joe Driver presented designated parking signs to the Laredo Police an Sheriff departments. In addition to providing parking, the signs demonstrate an open door for law enforcement officials to come by the center and use its conference room for report […]

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Help Build Labyrinth

In early September, 10 Portland (KY) residents assisted with a project to transform a vacant Louisville lot into a permanent labyrinth/peaceful walking path for community use. The labyrinth path’s border will feature pavers painted by community members with inspirational messages of hope, peace, and good will. The labyrinth is being constructed from a grant awarded […]