Archives for August 2017

Dismas Charities Midland Donates To Help Injured Firefighter

In early July, the Midland program donated several boxes of hamburger buns and bread to the Midland Fire Department to be used during a fundraising barbeque for an injured firefighter. Above Cook Valerie Bernal (right) makes the presentation to three members of the department. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Sioux City Younger Me Comments “Profound”

The Dismas Charities Sioux City facility has completed their Dear Younger Me project where residents were asked to write statements and offer advice to younger versions of themselves. The missives, displayed on the above poster (some of which are printed in the article beside this one), will be used by Sioux City Police Detective Kevin […]

Dismas Charities Montgomery Holds Intensive Resident Monitor Training

The Montgomery facility held an intensive eight-hour training class for all Resident Monitors in mid-June. “The training was an overview of every task assigned them and designed to make an average monitor a great monitor,” said Director Moszetta Nix (above left). Some staff were recognized with certificates for outstanding achievement in several special categories: They […]

Dinner In Nashville Benefits Dismas Charities Corpus Christi fundraising Efforts To Impact Diabetes Research

Mike Corona (center), son of Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Director Mike Corona and co-owner of the Mockingbird Restaurant in Nashville, held a special dinner to help his father raise money for the American Diabetes Association. The $1,300 raised from the event will be added to that from other fundraisers and what will be contributed from […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Staff Volunteer To Educate Public On Proper Child Safety Seat Placement And Use

Six members of the Atlanta program volunteered their time at a recent “Child Safety Seat Checkup & Health Fair”, organized by Councilman Michael J. Bond (third from right seated), Atlanta Fire and Rescue and the Georgia Highway Safety Patrol. Drivers with small children were shown the proper way to secure children in the seats. Those […]

Dismas Charities Portland Sends Large Contingent Of Residents To Help Community Outreach Make City Safer

For three days 20 residents from the Portland program assisted with the set-up, take down and the actual event for Community Outreach Services’ Bringing Unity in the Community, a festival designed to unify culture and diversity in the Louisville’s West End. “This is a remarkable opportunity for the community to come together,” said Metro Councilwoman […]

My Chosen People holds Job Fair at Dismas Charities Diersen Facility In Louisville

My Chosen People, which provides life skills and numerous outreach services, recently hosted a job fair at the Louisville-based Diersen center. People holistically supports women who suffer with addictions, and those who are pregnant or have lost custody of their children due to addictions. Representatives participating included Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Express Employment Professionals, Jesus […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Visited By U.S. Magistrate Judge Hunt

U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick M. Hunt and his staff visited the Dania Beach program to learn more about the reentry center in which he has placed residents. Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Manager Carlos Rodriguez and U.S. Probation Officer Barbra Somoano also attended. Questions about how the process worked prior to a resident’s arrival at […]

Dismas Charities Las Cruces Holds Employer Luncheon

The Dismas Charities Las Cruces facility held a luncheon and presented appreciation plaques to the top three employers who hire its residents. Empereon Marketing call center, The Shed restaurant, and Olam Spices & Vegetables were the agencies spotlighted. Juan Diaz, Employment Services Coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, spoke to the current […]

To Enhance Family Dismas Charities Midland Holds T-Shirt Decorating Event

The Dismas Charities Midland facility hosted a t-shirt decorating event for residents and their families. “The event promoted togetherness and reunification of family relationships,” said Director Amy Vest. “It is our mission to bring families together again and provide special opportunities for them to be creative and further that bond.” Like Us On Facebook!