Dismas Charities Tupelo Residents & Staff Prove To Be “Salvation”

Six residents and three staff members from the Dismas Charities Tupelo, Mississippi residential re-entry center came to the rescue of the Salvation Army recently by helping set up for the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year – Empty Bowls. Annually, the Salvation Army invites chefs from about 50 local restaurants to create soups in an […]

Hattiesburg Holds Staff & Residents Family Day; Residents Call For Repeat; Laud Dismas Charities Efforts

In mid-October, the Hattiesburg Mississippi facility held its annual Staff & Resident’s Family Day at Tatum’s Park. The event included hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, potato salad, banana pudding, cookies, and softball and kickball games. “After the event was over, staff and residents were demanding that we do this again before it gets cold,” reports Director […]

Dismas Charities Management Team Attends Bureau Of Prisons Training

Thirty-five managers from Dismas’ federal facilities and Corporate attended the Bureau of Prisons Residential Re-entry 2015 National Contractor’s Training August 26-27 in Millington, Tennessee. Attendees included over 200 contractors and BOP staff as well. Topics included legal issues, home confinement, medication, mental health and substance abuse cases, ethics, discipline, escapes and significant incidents, contracting, contract […]

Yazoo City Re-entry Team Visits Dismas Charities Hattiesburg

Shortly after the Warden of FCI-Yazoo City visited the Hattiesburg facility, members of the institution’s Re-entry Team came by for a tour. From left are Re-entry Affairs Coordinators Pearletter Edwards and Tracy King, Health Information Technician Vanessa Parker, Drug Abuse Program (DAP) Coordinator Dr. Ryan Koch, Chief Psychologist Dr. Carl Clegg, and Teacher Quynh Pham […]

Warden Moseley Visits Dismas Charities Hattiesburg

The Warden of FCI-Yazoo City, Mississippi Bonita Moseley (right), paid an unannounced visit to the Hattiesburg center recently. From left are Hattiesburg Assistant Director Mary Crutchfield, Re-entry Affairs Coordinator Pearletter Edwards, Unit Secretary Darkenya Hornsby-Kelly, Yazoo City Counselor Chris Jones, Re-entry Affairs Coordinator Tracy King, and Moseley. Like Us On FaceBook!

Credit Counseling Discussion Held At Dismas Charities Tupelo Facility

A Credit Education Workshop, sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies, was held at the Tupelo facility. Housing Credit Counselor Fran Dear (standing above) spoke to the 14 residents attending. Discussions included what is credit, what is a credit reporting agency, why is good credit important, how to repair credit, and […]

Re-Entry Meeting Held At Dismas Charities Tupelo

Federal Bureau of Prisons Re-entry Affairs Coordinator Myra Lowery visited and toured the Tupelo facility. Lowery (above left) also met with (from left) Probation Officers Yvette Mills and Joyce Prowell, U. S. Probation Chief Danny McKittrick and Tupelo Director Rebekah King to discuss re-entry affairs, concerns and needs of the Northern District, and the cooperative […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff And Residents Help In 8 Days Of Hope

Upon hearing that a retired school teacher was unable to repair her property following the April 28 tornado that struck the Tupelo (MS) area, two staff and three residents came to her aid. From July 15-17, staff and residents participated in the 8 Days of Hope campaign to help citizens rebuild their damaged or destroyed […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo: The most inspiring moment…

In all of my years, I have never seen our name and logo installed. All of the openings I have participated in either had the sign already in place or it was installed after the fact. I was filled with so much excitement when the sign started going up (at the new Tupelo facility) that […]

Dismas Charities Tupelo Donates To Storm Relief Efforts

On May 2, Tupelo Director Rebekah King (right) and Social Services Coordinator Keri Dykes (left) presented a check for $500 to Salvation Army representative Kathy Ositis to assist with tornado relief efforts in the Tupelo and Lee County, Mississippi area. On April 29 a storm system spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days […]