Archives for January 2014

Charleston Water Crisis

  Charleston endures gale, sets sail over troubled waters Water is something we all need.  We also have a tendency to take it for granted.  On the evening of January 9 in Southern West Virginia, clean, uncontaminated water was effectively a thing of the past.  Over 7,500 gallons of the toxic MCHM chemical leaked into […]

Dismas Charities Contract in El Paso, Texas Re-Awarded

Dismas Charities has been re-awarded the contract in El Paso, Texas effective February 1, 2014.

Dismas Charities Contract in Laredo, Texas Re-Awarded

Dismas Charities has been re-awarded the contract in Laredo, Texas effective October 1, 2014.

Memphis Staff Attend Caregivers Meeting

  Diersen Charities Memphis Director James Williams and Assistant Director Eric Powell recently attended a meeting of the Community Relations Board of the Relative Caregivers Program (RCG) at UT Bold Hospital. RCG provides services,  including financial, housing, educational and tutorial assistance to caretakers and appointed guardians of children whose biological parents are incarcerated or who […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Florida

The Dismas Charities Dania Beach staff joined the St Ruth Baptist Church in assisting the homeless by donating hygiene products. This is the 4th year that Dismas Charities Dania Beach has contributed to the annual event ‘Hope for The Holidays’. Pictured are Assistant Director Galo Rugel, Counselor Samantha Papin and Social Services Coordinator Lashonda Adams

Dismas Counselor and Social Coordinator Wrap Presents for Residents

Dismas Charities Louisville Counselor Ticola Bowling,and Social Service Coordinator Alexis Purcell, (pictured from right to left) wrapped Christmas packages for residents at the Dismas facility. The gifts included detergent, toiletries, and other items for residents. Dismas and the Second Street Neighborhood Association provided funding for the gifts and Packaging Unlimited contributed gift items.

Dismas Charities – Louisville Family Christmas Party

On Dec. 23, Dismas Charities Louisville held a Christmas event for residents and their families at its facility. The residents and their children spent time making ginger-bread ornaments, candy-cane reindeer, and decorating cookies. Santa Claus stopped by the party to visit with the children and their families.

Dismas Savannah “Helping Feed the Hungry”

This Thanksgiving, Dismas Charities Savannah staff and residents joined Savannah Feed the Hungry for its Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the WW Law Center in Savannah. The dinner served an estimated crowd of 5,000 people. Staff and residents volunteered as servers and helped hand out groceries to the crowd. In this photo, Resident Chad […]

Dismas Laredo helps dress their residents and the community

Dismas Charities Laredo has partnered with All for Community Empowerment to provide clothes and shoes to local schools, community centers and churches. The group, which provides job readiness training for Dismas Laredo, also provided residents with vouchers for clothing.