Archives for July 2014

1st Metro Reentry Task Force Vice President

Dismas Charities Portland (KY) Assistant Director Chris Parker has taken on the responsibility of the Interim 1st Vice President for the first Board of Directors of the Louisville Metro Reentry Task Force, a network of people and organizations working together to facilitate communication and improve the re-entry process of those leaving incarceration.

Dismas Charities St. Ann AA Recognized on her day!

LaTawnya Gray received a bouquet of flowers from the Dismas Charities St. Ann management team as a token of appreciation for Administrative Assistant Professionals Day.

From Dismas Charities Lexington:

On May 19, the Crisis Support Team and the new Re-entry Affairs Coordinator Scarlett Mattingly from FMC Lexington toured the facility. The team is made up of a group of psychologists, drug treatment specialists and case managers whose function is to provide support services for staff in case of a traumatic event such as a […]

Roses Bloom At Dismas Charities St. Ann

In addition to preparing, cultivating and nurturing a one-acre garden on the St. Ann Campus, the SAP clients have produced a bountiful crop of beautiful roses.

Dismas Charities St. Ann’s Monitor Toure Awarded U.S. Citizenship

St. Ann Resident Monitor Madicke Toure became a United States citizen May 5 after successfully passing a test.  He will be sworn into America at a ceremony later this Spring. A native of Senegal, Toure has lived in the United States since 1994 and been with Dismas since 2007.

Dismas Charities Orlando Memorial Service Honors Longest Serving Orlando Employee

On July 16, current and former staff of the Orlando facility gathered for a memorial service to mark the life of Resident Monitor Elouise McCloud, who died July 7. In addition to a balloon release, McCloud was remembered with a memorial plaque presented to her three sons who attended, and a tree planting in her […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Dedication

Maintenance Technician Jose Diaz has established a reputation at the Dania Beach facility for never turning away from a challenge, no matter the time to complete it or the difficulty of the task. In fact, he often identifies issues no one else considered. So when he saw that the sidewalks around the facility needed a […]

Dismas Charities IT’s Lanning Shaves Head For Cancer Research Fundraiser

On May 18, IT Network Administrator Allen Lanning (right) took a bold stand to raise funds for cancer research by having his head shaved in memory “of all the members of the Everett H. Lanning family lost to cancer in my lifetime.” Everett H. Lanning is the grandfather of Allen. He, along with three other […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Staff, Residents Shine At Seafood Festival

This past April six Dania Beach staff and 12 residents volunteered to help with the city’s Second Annual Arts & Seafood Festival. Team Dismas helped set up for and dismantle after the event, pickup trash, empty garbage cans and direct traffic. Above (from left) are Community Redevelopment Association President Kathleen Weekes, facility Director Ana Gispert […]

Dismas Charities Tuscon Resident Volunteers

Resident Adrianna Martinez (left) straightens clothing at the latest thrift store operated by The 3000 Club. The 14,000 square foot warehouse provides families with produce, medical supplies, reclaimed computers, clothing, books, household items, and furniture, with the overall idea that nothing will ever go into a landfill.