Archives for May 2018

Dismas Charities Greensboro & Other Agencies Plan Offender Job Fair

The Greensboro program has partnered with the Greensboro Police Department and the Interactive Resource Center (IRC) to produce an Offender Job Fair in late June. Meeting to make the arrangements for the event, to be held at IRC’s offices, are Deputy Police Chief J.E. Hinson, Counselor Elizabeth Gainey, Lieutenant/ Executive Officer to the Chief Calvin […]

Dismas Charities St. Ann Residents Receive Health Check-Ups

In late April, residents of the St. Ann Substance Abuse Program received information and check-ups from two health care providers. Staff from Norton Healthcare provided health screenings during an annual health fair at the facility with 55 men taking advantage of the opportunity for free blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol checks and free HIV […]

Memorial Day – Remember Their Ultimate Sacrifice

Memorial Day This year our nation will celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. Many of us will use this opportunity to picnic, or enjoy the other opportunities that living in a free society provide us. But it is important to remember a group of people who, because they gave the ultimate sacrifice, allow us […]

Dismas Charities Greensboro Residents Help With Tornado Clean-Up

In mid-April a tornado touched down in Greensboro leaving a path of destruction across eastern parts of the city. As calls for help with the clean-up rang throughout the community, four Dismas residents decided to lend a helping hand. Residents Reginald Edwards (above), Johnathan Catron, James Cuthrell, and Sylvelly Wall ventured into one of the […]

Judges Campbell And Richardson Visit Diersen Charities Nashville

The Nashville program was recently visited by newly-appointed Middle Tennessee District Judge William Campbell and soon-to-be-appointed Federal Judge Eli Richardson. The group discussed of the re-entry process and how the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), U.S. Probation (USPO), the courts and Dismas can work together to address the needs of the offender population. The attendees also […]

Goodwill Graduates Diersen Charities Clients From First LifeLaunch Program

Goodwill Industries held a small ceremony for the first graduating class of their LifeLaunch Program, an initiative offering, among other opportunities, support and stabilization services for residents who will reside in the Louisville area after their release from the Diersen Substance Abuse Program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the pilot Adult Reintegration Project, […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Hosts Blood Drive With Military Help

The Augusta facility collaborated with The Shepeard Community Blood Center to host a Blood Drive. Resident Monitor Lamar Horne and his U.S. Army Platoon – the 1148th Transportation Company – attended to offer support and donate. From left are Staff Sergeant Roderick Simmons, Sergeants’ Michael Bryant and Jeri Fryar, Director Cheryl Frazier, and Sergeants’ First […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Holds Training Symposium

Fourteen Re-entry Case Managers and other staff from the USP Big Sandy recently visited the Charleston program for a Training Symposium on community corrections. The prison staff was there to learn how to better prepare inmates for release to a residential re-entry center like Dismas Charities. Charleston staff conducted training on accountability, employment, drug testing, […]

Tupelo’s Social Service Coordinator Attends Career Expo; 7,200 Attend

Tupelo Social Services Coordinator Keri Dykes (fourth from left) recently volunteered at the annual Imagine the Possibilities career expo, sponsored by the CREATE Foundation, a group committed to improving the quality of life for those in Northeast Mississippi. During the three-day event, 7,200 eighth graders from 75 schools in 17 Mississippi counties attended. The interactive […]