Archives for October 2017

Have A Happy & Safe Halloween!!

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween tonight! Be sure and watch out for all of the little ghosts & goblins that will be running around the streets this evening! Like Us On Facebook!

For The 13th Year Dismas Charities Laredo Delivers Shoes To Santa Monica Mission

The Laredo program presented over 80 pair of shoes and school supplies for the children of the Santa Monica Mission. This is the 13th year Laredo has organized the event with input from U.S. Probation, Goodwill, A Healthy Image and Walmart. Above are Director Danny Reyes and Assistant Director Felipe Jaime. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds Tacos And Ties Event

The Dismas Charities Atlanta program recently hosted its second annual Ties and Tacos event, designed to teach residents the art of tying a dress tie to make a better appearance. “Tying a tie may seem like a simple task to many, yet several offenders in our program did not have a male presence in the […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Holds Big Back-to-School Event

During a Back to School Reunification event at the El Paso facility, over 30 El Paso resident’s children received free school supplies donated by the Dismas staff and student interns. Each child received a back pack with notebooks, paper, binders, markers, crayons, pencils, pens, pencil bag, erasers and glue. The children also received a pillow […]

Dismas Charities Midland Holds 2nd Charitable Garage Sale

Midland staff held their second annual garage sale for charity over two days in late August. Everything sold was donated by staff and members of the community with the $300 proceeds going to the American Diabetes Association. Director Amy Vest, Counselors Cynthia Kelley and Frances Bunch, and Word Processor Frida Escamilla staffed the sale both […]

Resident Addresses Dismas Charities Clarksburg Community Relations Board

At a recent Community Relations Board meeting, ClarksburgHome Detention Resident Petrus Hawkins shared his journey and successes since leaving the facility. Hawkins (standing) is currently on home detention and is now a full time employee with a gas and oil company. He has achieved nearly all of the goals he set including obtaining shared custody […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Guest Speaker Motivates Residents To Survive

Dania Beach residents were treated to an emotional speech recently by someone who has experienced many of the same issues as they and come out on the other side successful. Motivational speaker Jennifer Lewis is founder of Kiana Nicole Survivors, an organization that brings awareness to child abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse addiction and suicide, […]

Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day carries special significance to Dismas Charities. It was because of the forward thinking and charitable spirit of the Knights of Columbus (KofC), so named to honor Christopher Columbus, that our organization was formed over 50 years ago. In 1964, the five councils of the KofC recognized the basic tenet that everyone deserves a […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Library Gets Off The Ground Thanks To Volunteers

Augusta’s newest volunteer, Richard Hillman (above right) donated a box of new Bibles for resident’s use as part of an initiative to establish a library at the facility. Prospective volunteer William Stephens (below) aided the effort by donating two bookcases and several boxes of Christian and self-help books after Director Cheryl Frazier expressed a desire […]

Diersen Clients Attend Louisville Bats Ball Game

Twenty-five residents and two staff from the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program (SAP) attended a baseball game of the Louisville Bats to help focus on having fun by being clean and sober. Like Us On Facebook!