Archives for February 2016

Dismas Charities Orlando Helps Salvation Army

Orlando (FL) residents recently assisted the Salvation Army by sorting school supplies for underprivileged youth in the Central Florida area. Like Us On FaceBook!

Diersen Charities Memphis Sponsors Three At Caregivers Event

The ability to attend the Relative Caregivers Programs Annual Achievement Ball was made easier for three young men by the generosity of Dismas’ Memphis (TN) staff. The event is designed to recognize youth enrolled in the program for their academic achievements and community involvement. The ball also recognizes the caregivers of the youth. The Memphis […]

CPR Taught At Dismas Charities Portland

Regina Stewart (in rear), from 1st Call Training Services, taught CPR and First Aid to 15 staff from the Portland, St. Patrick, St. Ann, and Diersen facilities and Corporate Office. Like Us On FaceBook!

Las Cruces AD Volunteers To Help Agency Helping Her Native Land

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Assistant Director Irma Smith (right) volunteered in a local golf scramble to raise money for Hope Centers, a non-profit organization focusing on providing food to the poor around the globe. Also active in the Las Cruces community, Hope Centers provide school supplies to children and help feed the city’s poor. But […]

Dismas Charities Re-Awarded Albuquerque NM Federal Contract

We are pleased to announce that Dismas Charities Inc. has been re-awarded the federal contract in Albuquerque, NM. This is the second five year re-award for this contract with the Bureau of Prisons. Dismas Albuquerque has served the Albuquerque community since 2005. During that time, many individuals have benefited from the services provided. We are […]

Sturgeon Talks Fitness To Diersen Charities Albuquerque Staff

Nationally-recognized long distance runner and health guru Jesse Sturgeon (standing) recently spoke to the Albuquerque staff about fitness and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Accompanied by Dismas Vice President of Development Den Freaney, Sturgeon made himself available over the course of two days to answer questions. On one occasion he took the night […]

Art Class Held At Dismas Charities Clarksburg Facility

Eight residents of the Clarksburg program had an opportunity to learn stenciling and wood burning with local retired art teacher Debbie Cutright (above left). Using meticulous etching and wood burning techniques, the residents and some staff made Christmas gifts for their children, similar to the images being displayed by Resi-dent Daryl Barrow (inset). Some of […]

Dismas Charities Macon Hosts Second Breast Cancer Walk

Sporting pink shirts with the Dismas logo, the Macon (GA) facility sponsored its 2nd Annual 3-mile Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in memory of the late Gladys Scott, a former Associate Vice President of Dismas. Twenty-five residents, staff and community volunteers participated. The event is spearheaded annually by Macon Director LaTonja Balkcom. Like Us On FaceBook!

Dismas Charities Orlando Out In Force For Alzheimer’s Walk

Orlando (FL) staff and residents showed up in force as one of 308 teams to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in downtown Orlando. Nearly 2,500 walkers participated in the 2.5 mile walk which raised over $305,000, exceeding their fundraising goal! Like Us On FaceBook!

Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Celebrate Fatherhood

Residents from the Montgomery program recently attended an afternoon celebrating fatherhood in a special program sponsored by the Family Guidance Center. The purpose of the initiative was to draw attention to the vital role father’s play in the lives of their children. Families attending participated in various activities including arts and crafts, trivia, photo opportunities, […]