Dismas Charities Dania Beach Fatherhood Program A Big Success

Past and present residents of the Dania Beach program graduated from a Fatherhood Mentoring Program in late September. The 12-week group sessions held at the facility are designed to provide individual and group education to help the men develop the skills needed to be-come and remain active in their children’s life. The program mentors covered […]

Former Resident Speaks At Dismas Charities Dania Beach

Former Dania Beach resident CeCe Espeut, now a sought-after speaker and advocate of second chances for offenders, visited the facility to talk about her successes following incarceration. She was a resident at the Dismas residential re-entry facility following a two-year federal sentence for drug conspiracy. According to her website, Espeut uses charm and wit to […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Staff Participate In Alzheimer’s Walk

Orlando Counselors Luis DeJesus and David Randall attended the Orlando Alzheimer’s Walk at Lake Eola. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Orlando Attends Re-Entry Round Table

Orlando Assistant Director Marven Gee recently participated in the Orlando Re-entry Round Table at the Bridges of America. The purpose of the event was for organizations to come together and determine different solutions to problems offenders experience when transitioning back to the community. Other participants included State Probation, U.S. Probation, Bridges of America, Florida Department […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Receives Salvation Army Award

For the second consecutive year the Salvation Army has honored the Orlando program with the “Most Available Volunteer Group” award. A plaque was presented during the Army’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony. “There is never a time where the organization has needed emergency volunteer assistance that Dismas Charities Orlando was not available,” said Salvation Army Volunteer […]

Dismas Charities Orlando And Macon Residents Excel During Training

Orlando residents (from left) Jared James and Timothy Smith graduated from the Core Construction Program at Valencia College. The residents went through a grueling eight-week course where they learned the core essentials of construction and how to operate construction equipment. Both residents received certificates in the field of Core Construction. According to representatives, the program […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Recognizes Officers On Their Day

Dania Beach staff surprised several members of the Dania Beach Police Department with a token of appreciation for their hard work and daily commitment to insuring the community is safe by presenting them with goodie bags containing coffee, a mug and cookies. The gifts were in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, founded in […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Residents Hard Work Recognized By Group

“We were so impressed with not only how hard they worked all day but how kind they were to our invitees. I have had many volunteers but never as wonderful as they all were.” Those words were spoken by Polly Wilkie, CEO and Founder of the Prestige Club, in presenting the Dania Beach program with […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach EPS’ Hold Employer Luncheon

Dania Beach Employment Specialists’ Renzo Parodi and Angela Moore hosted their first Employer’s Appreciation Luncheon. Current and future employers had the opportunity to hear about the program and the incentives that are in place when hiring residents. Employers were also able to ask questions and share their experiences with the other attendees. Like Us On […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Participates In Teach-In Event

Orlando Counselor Jasmine Dorival (standing) took part in a Teach-In event at the new Orange County Public School Academic Center for Excellence. Dorival covered the importance of making good decisions and the consequences of bad ones, what it takes in education to fulfill their dream careers, how the re-entry process works and the role a […]