Diersen Charities Las Cruces; Dismas Charities Tucson Staff Learn Of Mental Health First Aid

The Las Cruces and Tucson staffs recently completed training Mental Health First Aid. Six Las Cruces staff members attended Mental Health First Aid training at the Doña Ana County Government Center. “With the growing number of mental health cases at our centers it’s imperative that staff are aware of the signs and symptoms of those […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Staff; Residents Repair/Clean Nursery School

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 […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Holds Mock Job Fair

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!

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Dismas Charities Management Team Attends Bureau Of Prisons Training

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 […]

Prison Official Visits Dismas Charities Tucson Facility

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!

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Facility Donates Phones; IPods

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 […]

Dismas Charities Tucson Staffer Runs For Leukemia Cause

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 […]

Dismas Charities Tuscon Resident Volunteers

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.

Dismas Charities Tucson Resident Completes Support Training

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 […]