The Tucson program, along with Bridge Prison Ministry and the Mayors’ Office staff partnered with United Way Days of Caring to help repair and clean the grounds at the Tucson Nursery School. The school, founded in 1946, is Tucson’s oldest, continuous-functioning child care center and targets disadvantaged children and low-income families. Director Dan Beckwith, Counselor […]
To prepare for the Tucson Second Chance Job Fair at the Tucson Convention Center, members of the Tucson program staff, the Second Chance Coalition and Federal Magistrate Judge Charles Pyle (standing) held a mock job fair for more than 25 of the facility’s residents. Like Us On Facebook!
Thirty-five managers from Dismas’ federal facilities and Corporate attended the Bureau of Prisons Residential Re-entry 2015 National Contractor’s Training August 26-27 in Millington, Tennessee. Attendees included over 200 contractors and BOP staff as well. Topics included legal issues, home confinement, medication, mental health and substance abuse cases, ethics, discipline, escapes and significant incidents, contracting, contract […]
In mid-February Aracelli Corona, the new Reentry Coordinator for the Tucson Correctional Complex toured the facility. Also present for the tour were (from left) Regional Vice President Andrea Johnson, Director Gabi Whaley, Corona and Social Services Coordinator Xavier Calvillo. Like Us On FaceBook!
In early February, the Albuquerque facility donated over 120 cell phones and IPods to the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico. The electronic devices were donated by residents of the program or were confiscated items. The devices will be given to victims of rape and domestic abuse to help prevent further victimization Like […]
In mid-October Tucson Counselor Kayla Lester (right) participated in the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. The event raises funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and to improve the quality of the life of patients and their families. Lester’s biggest supporter […]
Resident Adrianna Martinez (left) straightens clothing at the latest thrift store operated by The 3000 Club. The 14,000 square foot warehouse provides families with produce, medical supplies, reclaimed computers, clothing, books, household items, and furniture, with the overall idea that nothing will ever go into a landfill.
Tucson resident Michael Webster (left) has completed Recovery & Wellness Support Training earning certification as a Recovery Support Specialist with Helping Ourselves Pursue Enrichment (HOPE Inc.). HOPE provides behavioral health services for adults being discharged from a crisis facility or incarceration, on probation or parole, and persons in Behavioral Health Court or diversion programs. At […]
On May 14, three community health care representatives visited and toured the Dismas Charities Tucson facility. Among them were Spencer Graves, of the Pima County Health Department, Michal Goforth, from the Pima Community Access Program, and Debra Johnson, of St. Elizabeth Health Center. All three agencies are involved in providing services for those seeking health […]