Successful Dismas Charities Macon Resident Returns With College Degrees

Former Macon Resident John E. Hughes stopped by the center to give staff an update on his progress since his return the community. Hughes has earned two Associate degrees in General Studies and Applied Science in Computer Information Systems. He is also writing a book on health and wellness in the over 40 population. The […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Garden Grows!

Resident Bill Cheney checks the progress of the squash in one of the two garden plots he cares for at the Augusta facility. When Cheney firs saw the two empty beds, he immediately asked if he could maintain them. Since then, reports Director Cheryl Frazier, Cheney has planted squash, peppers, zucchini, two types of tomatoes […]

Dismas Charities Macon Residents & Staff Clean Second Street

Staff and residents from the Dismas Charities Macon Georgia facility turned out in force in mid-April to continue their work at keeping their street clean of litter. The facility joined the city’s beautification project last year in cleaning Second Street from Cotton Avenue to Eisenhower Parkway. The program, known as Adopt-A-Spot, involves local, state and […]

Dismas Charities Orlando And Macon Residents Excel During Training

Orlando residents (from left) Jared James and Timothy Smith graduated from the Core Construction Program at Valencia College. The residents went through a grueling eight-week course where they learned the core essentials of construction and how to operate construction equipment. Both residents received certificates in the field of Core Construction. According to representatives, the program […]

Dismas Charities Macon Becomes Recipient Of Collard Greens

Thanks to the generosity of Limestone Creek Farm in nearby Hawkinsville, Georgia, the Macon program received a large donation of collard greens for the residents to enjoy courtesy of Limestone Owner Chris Fitzgerald (above). The Macon kitchen staff prepared fresh greens for all the residents and stored the rest in the freezer for later. Limestone […]

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 Savannah Staff Entertain Seniors With Bingo

Savannah staff volunteered their time to operate a Bingo at the Georgia Infirmary Adult Day Center, a facility which helps elderly and physical disabled live independently and is designed to help avoid or delay nursing home placement, decrease hospitalizations and emphasize preventive health care. Staff, which included (standing from left) Resident Monitor Renee Williams, Social […]

For 5th Year: Dismas Charities Macon Holds Love Bags And Lunches Event

The Macon facility held its 5th Annual Love Bags and Lunches event providing the homeless an opportunity to receive toiletry items, clothing and a sack lunch. “To serve the homeless is a very humbling experience because you can tell everyone appeared to be truly grateful,” said Director LaTonja Brown. It is estimated there are around […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Interns Tour Russell Federal Building

Atlanta staff and interns took a tour of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building that offered them the opportunity to learn more about governmental agencies, the federal court system, and the various aspects of the federal criminal justice system. Meetings were held with Chief Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker, who discussed court procedures and ruling […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Hosts Project Hope

The Savannah program hosted their third annual Project Hope event, an initiative that demonstrates their commitment to the community’s homeless population. Staff set up tables at two separate homeless locations and provided lunch, hygiene products, scarves, pillows and blankets to about 50 individuals. Dismas and community partners made donations to make the event a success. […]