Archives for June 2016

Dismas Charities St. Ann Community Garden Is Underway

St. Ann Substance Abuse Program residents (from left) Jamie Johnson, Austin Spenneberg, Donald Ely and Gregory Sumpter are hard at work planting corn in the facility’s Community Garden. The one acre garden is already showing the results of peas, carrots, onions, peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, cucumbers and beans. The garden serves the facility and the surrounding […]

Dismas’ Orlando Program Shows True Meaning Of Healing The Human Spirit

Healing the Human Spirit is the mission of Dismas Charities. A vivid example of our dedication to that mantra was recently demonstrated by our Orlando, Florida program. On June 15, staff and residents alike gathered to hold a candlelight vigil in memory of the 49 lives lost during the terrorist attack on the Pulse nightclub […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Holds Reentry Barbeque

Dania Beach staff celebrated National Reentry Week with a barbeque for residents and their families. A bounce house, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy were available for the children. During the designated week, FCI-Miami organized over 20 events and information sessions that included community partners such as Dismas and agency representatives that directly impact resident […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Recognized By Wells Fargo Bank

The Dismas Charities Orlando program was recognized by Wells Fargo Bank with a $1,000 Community Connection Grant. This grant is awarded to organizations who have had a positive impact through their community involvement. Pictured from left are Wells Fargo Branch Manager Jo-El Gonzales, Director Jerry James and Assistant Director Marven Gee. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Participates In Annual Torch Run

Staff from the Dania Beach program recently participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The event included law enforcement representatives from over 300 Florida agencies, the FBI, DEA, U.S. Customs, Air Force Police and Marine Patrol. Each year, over 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1,500 mile relay through 67 […]

Dismas Charities Louisville Residents Help With Annual Magnolia Park Cleanup

Louisville Residents Jeremy Charlton (above) and Joseph Scott participated in the massive annual clean-up of Magnolia Park in historic Old Louisville. Like Us On Facebook!

Men’s Wearhouse Delivers Two Tons Of “Gently Used Professional Attire” To Dismas Charities

The Lexington facility has benefited greatly in past years through its association with the annual Men’s Wearhouse Suit Drive. But they expected nothing like what was received recently when a truck containing over two tons of men’s clothing arrived at the facility. A total of 46 boxes were unloaded in the parking lot. Wanting to […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Aids OASIS In Clean-Up

In late April, Dania Beach Director Ivonne Cavanaugh and a large group of residents volunteered their time to help with the OASIS Community Clean-up. The OASIS program focuses on improving the city’s neighborhoods and fostering neighborhood pride and enhancement. “Dismas Charities Dania Beach is proud to be part of any community event that will make […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Speaker Outlines Dangers Of Spice

Ruth M. Rivas, who speaks on synthetic drugs, was the guest speaker for a Staff Meeting at the Las Cruces facility. Rivas, who pledged to return on a quarterly basis to talk with the program’s residents, has made similar presentations at U.S. Army Post at Fort Bliss and most recently at FCI La Tuna. Like […]

University Of Texas Students Tour Dismas Charities El Paso Facility

Twelve Master’s of Social Work students from the University of Texas at El Paso recently toured the El Paso Program learning about the history of Dismas Charities and our Founder Father Diersen. A resident also provided information about their life and experiences in the criminal corrections system. Like Us On Facebook!