Archives for April 2016

Former Resident Attributes Success To Dismas Charities St. Ann Program And Its Staff

St. Ann Substance Abuse Program graduate Daryl Boone returned to the facility recently to meet with Assistant Director Stacy Coleman and Director Mark Meredith, to share that this is the longest period of time he has remained out of prison in almost 20 years. Standing proudly next to his 41st Class photo, Boone, who graduated […]


Dismas Charities Savannah Staff Co-Sponsor Re-Entry Conference

The Savannah-Chatham Re-entry Council, in collaboration with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Dismas’ Savannah facility and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia, hosted a conference to educate local business leaders of the incentives, strategies and solutions surrounding the employment of those recently released from incarceration. The conference, held February 17, […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Interns Attend Job Fair

Interns Christine Martinez (left), from Las Cruces, and El Paso’s Alejandra Orquiz recently participated in a job fair at the New Mexico State University with over 100 job seekers and future interns attending. “Both interns were well informed about the program and had a presentation board filled with information about Dismas Charities,” said Las Cruces […]

Dismas Charities Kearney Residents Celebrate With “Cake”

Counselor Danny Major and Social Services Coordinator Ann Pederson presented a “Congratulations Cake” to recently employed residents of Dismas’ newest program in Kearney, Nebraska. Eighty-six percent of residents have already found employment. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Atlanta Donates Sandwiches

The Dismas Charities Atlanta program donated 250 sandwiches to Central Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Center to aid Atlanta’s impoverished and homeless residents. The peanut butter and jelly and turkey and cheese sandwiches were prepared by staff and residents. Central Presbyterian is a longstanding member of Atlanta’s Community Relations Board and actively assists residents with obtaining funds […]

Sioux City Staff Attend South Dakota University Career Fair

Sioux City Cook Michael Schultz (left) and Social Services Coordinator Eric Smith recently attended the University of South Dakota Career Fair. The staff used the opportunity to network with students who may fit well as interns and as future employees. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Get $1 Glasses

Over 40 residents from the Portland program took advantage of Vision Work’s $1 eye exam during the month of December. Korrect Optical staffer and a member of the Lions Club Mary Chandler (left) provided fittings along with a wide selection of frames from which to choose. This is the sixth year Chandler and the LIONS […]

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Attends Ministry Conference

The Corpus Christi facility shared the Dismas message of Healing the Human Spirit during the 2016 Ministry Conference and Mini Youth Spectacular sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi. Sister Constance Suchala (right), a Resident Monitor at the facility, spoke to many of the 775 attendees as they passed by the Dismas display and […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Visited By USPO’s

Having U.S. Probation Officers from the Northern and Southern District of West Virginia in the Charleston facility is a very common occurrence, according to Director Jim Sands. However, when Sands recently accepted an out-of-state placement, the resident was accompanied by two USPO’s from Virginia. Officer J. Marcus Riley (left) and Ryan Thayer made the three-hour […]