Archives for January 2017

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Florida Participates In Beach Clean-Up

Dania Beach staff and residents participated in the International Coastal Clean Up, billed as the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. The event brought together thousands of volunteer organizations around the globe and more than half a million volunteers who picked up more than one million pounds of trash over 12,000 miles […]

Dismas Charities Greensboro Holds Appreciation Brunch

The Greensboro program hosted a Community Partners Appreciation Brunch for agencies which assist residents with employment and job skills training, clothing, medical, housing and other needs. Representatives from the Interactive Resource Center, StepUp Greensboro, and the Welfare Reform Liaison Project received certificates of appreciation for their work with the residents. Above from left are Social […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Hosts Reentry Coordinators

Six Re-entry Affairs Coordinators from FCI McDowell visited the Dismas Charities Charleston facility to tour and learn how best to assist federal inmates prior to their release to a Residential Reentry Center. They had an opportunity to sample home-made chili and grilled cheese sandwiches by Cook Jay Boggess. From left are Director Jim Sands, and […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Resident Completes Fatherhood Program

Social Services Coordinator Samantha Papin (center) surprised Resident Aaron Allen (right) with a cake and balloons after he graduated from the Fatherhood Mentorship Program through the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County. The 12-week program, managed by Samuel Brown (left), provides individual and group education to help men develop the skills needed to […]

Dismas Charities Louisville Residents Jump To Help Community

After receiving a last minute email for assistance from the Second Street Neighborhood Association, Louisville residents Trisha Little (above) and Amber Rapp, who value the motto of “helping your neighbor”, jumped at the chance to assist. They spent the day painting benches and plant containers at Jubilee Park in the Old Louisville area. Like Us […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Learn Fatherhood, Job Readiness And Work Readiness Skills

Six residents from the Montgomery facility are participating in intensive self-help Family Guidance Center programs designed to assist them with employment and interacting with others. The programs, Fatherhood/Job Readiness and Work Readiness, cover two and four weeks, respectively. The Fatherhood segment covers re-connecting with children and other youngsters with whom they had a relationship prior […]

Dismas Charities Clarksburg Staff Recognized For Saving Resident’s Life

Clarksburg Director Kelly Davis (right) presented Accounting Clerk Angela Michael with a gift certificate in appreciation of her quick response in providing first aid and Narcan to a resident who was found unresponsive due to a drug overdose. The resident called from the hospital emergency room to thank staff for saving his life. “The resident’s […]