Dismas Charities Montgomery Holds First Fit Friday Event; Enhances Resident Health

Patterned after a similar program at the Atlanta facility, the Montgomery program held their first Fit Friday, a weekly session that focuses on group fitness and nutritional education to promote health and wellness among residents. Hosted by Greenhouse Fitness Personal Trainers Joseph Green and Julia Steier, the residents are exposed to high-in cardio, designed to […]

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 Montgomery Residents Attend Made For Moms Expo

Female residents from the Montgomery program attended the first Made for Moms Expo at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in mid-August. The event was designed for mothers to spend time with their children and families and gain access and knowledge of resources available to care for their children as they prepared for the up-coming […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff; Residents Volunteer At 10 For Tupelo Event

Tupelo staff and residents recently volunteered for a community-wide clean-up day known as 10 for Tupelo. The aim of the initiative, with the motto of “Ten Hours, One Day, Service Above Self”, is to spend 10 hours in one day working to better the community. Tupelo residents chose from a long list of projects to […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Holds Intensive Resident Monitor Training

The Montgomery facility held an intensive eight-hour training class for all Resident Monitors in mid-June. “The training was an overview of every task assigned them and designed to make an average monitor a great monitor,” said Director Moszetta Nix (above left). Some staff were recognized with certificates for outstanding achievement in several special categories: They […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Staff Attend COSA Training

Montgomery Administrative staff members attended free training on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse: A Crisis in Alabama, offered at the Council on Substance Abuse (COSA). Speakers covered the heroin epidemic in Alabama, the origin of heroin, as well as other abused narcotics. Staff were also informed about prevention efforts, evidence based curriculum’s in schools, college […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Help At Food Bank

In late January, five residents from the Montgomery facility volunteered their time to help at the local food bank by sorting and repacking food products for distribution to those in need in 35 counties in Alabama. The food bank also trades items with other food banks to insure needs are met in other areas. Above […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Graduate From Work Readiness Program

Two Montgomery residents recently graduated from a Work Readiness Program at the Family Guidance Center. The program, which lasted four weeks, covered hands-on job readiness experience, assistance with job searching, how to get employed, guidance for entering college or a credentialing program, and help in obtaining a GED. Residents were also offered guidance and advice […]

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 Montgomery Family Guidance

John Trapp, from Family Guidance (at right above), visited the Montgomery center recently to register unemployed residents for two- and four-week programs on resume writing, job search, interviews, the How-to’s for obtaining employment, and dressing for success. Following the two-week program, qualified residents are selected for a four-week program which provides hands-on job readiness experience. […]