Archives for January 2017

Joe Guy Hagan Receives Dismas Charities Oscar E. Fussenegger Jr. Chariman Of The Board Award

At last night’s Dismas Charities Board meeting, Board Chair Bill Ferko, pictured at right, presented Joe Guy Hagan, pictured at the left with the Oscar E. Fussenegger Jr. Chairman of the Board Award, for his long term dedication and support of the mission of Dismas. Mr. Hagan is one of the founding Board members of […]

Macon Mayor Visits, Thanks Dismas Charities Residents

Dismas Charities Macon residents received a special visit and thanks from Mayor Robert Reichert for their assistance with the disaster relief at East Macon Gym, where evacuees from Savannah, Georgia were housed during Hurricane Matthew. The residents assisted with cleaning restroom facilities, ground maintenance, and meal preparation. From left are resident John Weathers, Quentin Parker, […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Residents Screen The If Project

Dismas Charities Orlando staff and residents were invited to attend a screening of the award winning documentary The If Project which increases awareness of issues affecting incarcerated women and our communities nationwide. According to one statistic, women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Church Shows Appreciation With Dinner

As a way to show their appreciation for all the volunteer work performed at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, members of its congregation provided a meal for residents and staff that consisted of chicken, ribs, pizza and drinks. Over the past year staff and residents set up and cleaned up for events and served meals for […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds Roundtable To Discuss Recidivism

Dismas Charities Atlanta staff hosted a roundtable in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Urban League to discuss a New Beginnings program aimed at preventing recidivism for violent offenders. The concept, paid for by a grant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, focuses on cognitive behavioral treatment and employment readiness. The Dismas facility was […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Holds First Annual Health Fair

During Tupelo’s first annual Health Fair, Resident Cedryck Spain demonstrates the “patch” he is using to help him stop smoking. The anti-smoking booth at the Fall Into Fitness event included representatives from North Mississippi Medical Center, the Lions Club, Mississippi State Extension Service, S.A.F.E., and Smiles To Go. Residents participated in free screenings for vision, […]

Dismas Charities Kearney Director Jack Morgan Speaks At USPO Event

Kearney Nebraska Director Jack Morgan (right) spoke at the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office’s orientation event, designed to reduce the stress and provide hope to individuals on Pretrial Supervision who are facing federal prison sentences. Other speakers included those from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Veteran’s Affairs, Legal Aid of Nebraska, and a representative […]

Christmas At Dismas!

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2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dismas Charities Portland Woodworking Group Create Practicality And Beauty Using Throwaways

Utilizing a small room and the very simplest of woodworking tools, residents of the Portland facility have created amazing pieces of art as well as practical furniture from whatever comes their way. Steve Mattingly (above left) and Pierce Mackey stand amid pieces of furniture they have created from abandoned pallets and branches from fallen trees. […]