Archives for 2017

Dismas Charities Greensboro Begins Culinary Class

A culinary class has begun for the residents of the Greensboro program. Instructor Albert Schmid (left), with Guilford Technical Community College, will be teaching basic cooking skills to attendees. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Savannah Donates Backpacks To CASA

The Savannah staff donated 17 backpacks filled with school supplies to Savannah Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization that supports abused and neglected children. The CASA program takes a holistic approach of the child’s psychological, physical, and educational needs and well-being to advocate for permanency in the child’s life. Above from left are Administrative […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Garden Reaps Veggies

The St. Ann Community Garden has reaped its first bountiful harvest of two bushels of green beans and over 200 ears of yellow sweet corn, according to Director Mark Meredith who assisted with the preparation of the corn and green beans served during a recent dinner. Senior Resident Donald Sherman (above) was one of the […]

Diersen Choir Sings At Watson Memorial

The 25 members of the Daughters of Change choir, composed entirely of clients in the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program, recently sang during a Sunday service at Watson Memorial Baptist Church. The congregation served them a meal afterward as a way of saying thanks. Like Us On Facebook!

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving, to most of us, is a time to spend with family and friends recalling and celebrating the blessings of the year. It’s also a time to indulge in the enjoyable recalling of past events, overeating, watch seemingly unending football games and preparing to begin shopping on Black Friday. For those within Dismas’ residential re-entry […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Participates In National Night Out Event

The Dismas Charities Savannah program participated in the annual observance of National Night Out, an event designed to build relationships between the community and police and heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention. “The event sends a message to criminals, letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back,” said Director Katina Wheeler who, […]

Diersen Louisville Clients Receive Guitar Lessons

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond Volunteer Dave Seely (standing) provided six weeks of guitar lessons for eight residents. One resident shared that this will be her surprise gift to her son who loves to play the guitar. Mission Behind Bars is a reentry organization that the facility partners with to provide life skills, reentry support, […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Help Homeless

Montgomery residents Rhonda Jennings and Pamela Carlton recently participated in River Region Connects, a one-day, one-stop shopping event of vital services for the community’s homeless population. The volunteer residents, who wore light blue T-shirts noting them as guides, were matched with a homeless individual and escorted them to over 50 agencies tables offering government, community […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Residents View The Movie “Released”

The Atlanta program, in partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, held a premiere screening of the documentary, Released: When Does the Sentence End? The 45-minute film, directed by Georgia native and U.S. Attorney Forrest Tuff, notes that offenders participate in job development programs intended to prepare and connect them with employment opportunities. However, opportunities for […]

To Our Nations Veterans “Thank You For Your Service”

VETERANS DAY To most citizens, November 11 is just another day. But to a large group of very brave Americans it is their day – Veterans Day. Dismas Charities takes great pride in singling out and recognizing this unique group of individuals who, had it not been for their service, none of us would be […]