Archives for September 2014

Williams named Assistant Director at Dismas Charities Montgomery

Montgomery Counselor Donnie Williams has been promoted to the Assistant Director post. Williams, who began her four-year Dismas career as a Resident Monitor, is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice from Ashford University and has served as a Child Development Associate at Trenholm State Technical College. She has also served as a Montgomery Community Action […]

Dismas Charities Charleston CRB Meeting Attended By BOP Wardens

Beth Rickard (left), Warden of the federal female prison at Alderson, West Virginia, and Robert Farley (right), Warden of U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Inez, Kentucky, were guests of honor at the May 21 Community Relations Board Meeting in Charleston, West Virginia. At center is Charleston Director James Sands.

Dismas Charities Owensboro Quick Response To Fire Lauded By Fire Official

According to an official of the Owensboro Fire Department, had it not been for the quick response of three staffers who quickly evacuated the building, extinguished a fire in an exhaust fan, and just as quickly notified authorities, the end result could have been much worse. The staff deserving kudos are Resident Monitors Christopher Epison and […]


“I don’t believe God would have encouraged you to undertake this project and to carry it as far as you have, if He didn’t see in His Divine Providence that here was your opportunity to do something to make the world better.” Father William Diersen Dismas Charities Founder, 1966

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Presented With Tapestry

In the mid-1990’s when Dismas was exploring opportunities with the Isleta Pueblo Native American tribe, staff befriended tribal leader, Shufa Padilla, a tribal judge and medicine man for the Pueblo. He was also a weaver and presented Dismas with this woven tapestry of friendship which Vice President of Development Den Freaney (left) recently presented to Albuquerque […]

Housing Tops Discussion List At Latest Dismas Charities Greensboro Community Relations Board Meeting

The topic of housing for residents was discussed during the July Community Relations Board Meeting in Greensboro.  On hand for the discussion were Chief U.S. Probation Officer (CUSPO) Melissa Alexander, Bureau of Prisons Contract Oversight Specialist Gary Moore, U.S. Probation Officers Michael Casey and Kara Stone, ITT Tech and Dismas Volunteer Theresa Grant, and the […]

Dismas Charities Hattiesburg Director Treats Staff To Luncheon

For exceptional performance Hattiesburg director Chris Kelly took every one of his current, retired and past staff members – employed from April 2013 to March 2014 – to lunch to show his appreciation for a perfect annual inspection report from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).  Kelly said he “wanted to show my appreciation for […]

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Donates Coffee

In mid-July, the Albuquerque program donated over 30 pounds of coffee to the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, which serves the homeless population. The coffee was received from the facility’s food service provider in the form of samples and surplus. Albuquerque Director Jack Morgan (left) stands with a Rescue Mission volunteer.

Dismas Charities Diersen (KY) Facility Interns Hold Carnival For Clients

On June 24, student interns from Brown Mackie College produced a carnival in the gym of the Diersen facility. The fun-filled event included hillbilly golf, limbo, a cake walk, face painting, relay races, apple bobbing, pin the mustache on (the Director) Horton, a duck pond, and a tug-of-war between Counselor Cook and Counselor Todd’s clients. […]

50 Years of Healing of Healing the Human Spirit

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