Members of the Orlando staff were among the 800 attendees at the annual Harbor House Purple Door Breakfast. Harbor House of Central Florida offers an emergency shelter, a hotline and other support and services for victims of domestic violence. “We are proud to call them our partners and glad we were able to help bring […]
The Orlando facility partnered with the Salvation Army and the Orlando Sentinel newspaper in sorting a large donation of school supplies. Over 20 residents and staff were on hand to assist their community partners in preparing the supplies for delivery to underprivileged children in Central Florida. Like Us On Facebook!
Dismas Charities Orlando staff and residents were invited to attend a screening of the award winning documentary The If Project which increases awareness of issues affecting incarcerated women and our communities nationwide. According to one statistic, women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population, increasing at nearly double the rate of men since […]
Dania Beach staff and residents participated in the International Coastal Clean Up, billed as the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. The event brought together thousands of volunteer organizations around the globe and more than half a million volunteers who picked up more than one million pounds of trash over 12,000 miles […]
Social Services Coordinator Samantha Papin (center) surprised Resident Aaron Allen (right) with a cake and balloons after he graduated from the Fatherhood Mentorship Program through the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County. The 12-week program, managed by Samuel Brown (left), provides individual and group education to help men develop the skills needed to […]
Eight Dismas Charities Orlando staff and residents participated in the annual AIDS Walk at Lake Eola. “The walk is dedicated to those who have been lost and to those who are currently fighting the battle,” said Director Jerry James. The two-mile walk also included live bands. Like Us On Facebook!
Dismas Charities Dania Beach staff recently took part in the Human Trafficking: A Global Problem event designed to inform the community and increase the awareness of the issue. “As we learned during this event, South Florida is the third-busiest area for sex trafficking in the United States and Broward County is number one,” Director Ivonne […]
Twenty-one guests from the Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Probation, Veteran’s Affairs, Department of Labor, Broward Sheriff’s Office and other community and local partners attended a recent meeting of the Dania Beach Community Relations Board. “It was of great satisfaction to see so many organizations working for the common denominator of reentry”, said Director Ivonne Cavanaugh. […]
Gloria and Herb Barker, owners of Barker Animation Art Galleries, donated several pieces of artwork to Greater Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce member charities, schools and non-profits. The Dismas Dania Beach facility was one of 15 selected organizations, receiving six pieces of art valued at nearly $2,800 (shown above left with Director Ivonne Cavanaugh). Other […]
Dania Beach Mayor Marco Salvino (left) and Economic Development Manager Dan Murphy (right) visited the Dania Beach facility recently to surprise and recognize four residents with a $100 gift card for their exceptional volunteer work during April’s Arts and Seafood Festival. Following a facility tour, the Mayor committed to working with the program going forward. […]