Archives for January 2015

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Honored At Patriotic Employer Luncheon For Its Support Of Military

On October 29, Diersen Charities attended the New Mexico ESGR Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriotic Employer Award Luncheon at the National Guard Armory in Albuquerque. Guest speakers at the luncheon included New Mexico Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez and Brigadier General Juan Griego. Director Jack Morgan and Assistant Director Kelly Bowman were […]

Eggs And Issues In Dismas Charities Savannah

On November 12, staff from the Savannah program attended the local Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues meeting, a breakfast event and forum to hear elected officials discuss important issues such as health care, tourism, job creation, community safety and education priorities. From left are Social Services Coordinator Brandon Miller, Resident Monitor Kayla Moss, House […]

Dismas Charities Sheryl Fisher Helps Shape Future BOP Leaders

In a recent commendation letter from Bureau of Prisons Federal Medical Center (Lexington) Warden Francisco J. Quintana, Lexington Director Sheryl Fisher was lauded for her recent presentation at a BOP Leadership Training Program and singled out for helping “shape the careers of our future Bureau of Prisons’ leaders.”    

Ms. Jan Kempf, Dr. David Robinson Present Research Data On Re-Entry To ICCA Attendees

During the 50th Annual Conference of the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) in Cleveland, Ohio, Dismas Charities Executive Vice President Jan M. Kempf and Dr. David Robinson, President and CEO of Orbis Partners, Inc. provided the most recent research regarding the risk needs and strength assessment used by Dismas. Collectively, Kempf and Robinson have nearly […]

Lubbock Police Chief Visits Dismas Charities Facility

On November 5, Lubbock Police Chief Roger Ellis (center) toured the facility at the invitation of Director Sam Truelock (right). Regional Vice President Andrea Johnson (left) and Vice President of Business Development Steve Vice were also on hand for the visit and explained the vast amount of community service Dismas provides every year and how […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Program, UT Host Modern Slavery Training

In mid-August, the El Paso (TX) program, in conjunction with the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work Alumni Network, hosted training on Modern Slavery: How Social Workers & Other Professionals Can Be Involved In Understanding, Identifying and Ethically Combating It. Dr. Noel Busch-Armendariz, a Professor and the Associate Dean for Research at […]

Dismas Charities 50th Anniversary Video Produced

To honor Dismas Charities in our 50th year of Healing the Human Spirit, a special video was produced. I am pleased to announce that the video is now available for viewing on our website: It is an amazing testament to the people and values and beliefs which have sustained our healing mission throughout this […]

St. Albans Mayor Calloway Visits Dismas Charities WV Facility

St. Albans, West Virginia Mayor Dick Calloway (right) recently toured the Charleston facility and learned about the accountability, programming, community involvement, and mission of Dismas, according to Director Jim Sands (left).  

Dismas Charities Macon Staff Attend 911 Memorial

Macon (GA) Director LaTonja Brown and Resident Monitors Rhonda Duncan and Richard Osteen attended a 911 Memorial Service in Public Safety Park downtown. Above Duncan poses with Sheriff Deputies.  

Diersen Charities OTC Clients Create Sensory Boards

Ten of Diersen’s (KY) Occupational Therapy Class clients created the above Sensory Boards for Visually Impaired Preschool Services. The idea is to help the preschool children feel the different items on the board that correlate to meal times and getting dressed.