Dismas Charities Hattiesburg Director Recognized SSC Wilson

“Dismas Charities Hattiesburg became a better agency the day she decided to accept the job offer”. Those comments, voiced by Director Chris Kelly, summed up his feelings for Social Services Coordinator Tashara Wilson who he recently presented with a plaque for her dedication to duty. The plaque Kelly presented to Wilson noted that she has […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Holds First Annual Health Fair

During Tupelo’s first annual Health Fair, Resident Cedryck Spain demonstrates the “patch” he is using to help him stop smoking. The anti-smoking booth at the Fall Into Fitness event included representatives from North Mississippi Medical Center, the Lions Club, Mississippi State Extension Service, S.A.F.E., and Smiles To Go. Residents participated in free screenings for vision, […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff Volunteer At Career Expo

Staff from the Tupelo program were among some 450 volunteers who offered their time to help with a three-day career expo for over 7,000 eighth grade students from Northeast Mississippi. The 2016 Imagine the Possibilities event, organized by the CREATE Foundation, offered the opportunity for hands-on exhibits which proved to be a unique way to […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff Volunteer For Swimmers

When the Tupelo Convention and Visitor’s Bureau called the Dismas center for volunteers to assist with a variety of duties at the Southern Zone Senior Swimming Championships, three staff members stepped to the plate. From left Social Services Coordinator Keri Dykes, Director Tina Johnson and Resident Monitor Tricia Lay worked the front desk for sign-ups, […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Garden Producing Produce

Tupelo residents have begun enjoying the harvest from their garden. Here (from left) Residents Johnny Riggins, Willie Stevenson, and Queston Skipper can be seen shelling peas. “It’s been wonderful to see residents from all different backgrounds and walks of life work on this garden together as well as see those who had no previous knowledge […]

Dismas Charities Hattiesburg Holds Second Off-Site Team Building Day Exercises

Away from the daily pressure of the office and in a park setting, the Dismas Charities Hattiesburg staff held its second annual Off-Site Team Building Day, designed to develop team work and enhance thinking and problem-solving skills. Staff were challenged on a variety of exercises, some of which were designed to see who would take […]

What Our Resident’s Say…

The following letter, in his own words, was received from Tupelo Resident James Norfleet who has shown remarkable success in employment and impacting other residents in a very positive way. Editor First and foremost I would like to start by saying I thank God for making me the man I am today; taking me and […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff Attend Networking Meeting

Tupelo Social Services Coordinator Keri Dykes (center) is a member of a group that meet monthly to brainstorm ideas and network to identify and address one another’s needs. According to Dykes, the meetings “have proven to be an excellent resource for finding volunteers to teach life skills classes, opportunities for volunteering, and finding agencies to […]

Memorial Day Blessings

Chief USPO Visits Dismas Charities Hattiesburg

Chief United States Probation Officer Mark Quarles and his Deputy Chief Lee Grubbs recently visited the Hattiesburg facility for a tour. From left are Hattiesburg Assistant Director Mary Crutchfield, Grubbs, USPO Jason Miller, Quarles, Retired SUSPO and Resident Monitor Lloyd Miller, and Social Services Coordinator Tashara Wilson. Like Us On Facebook!