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 […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Supports Women’s Club

Dania Beach staff attended an event in late October to show their support for the local Women’s Club by donating $200 toward the fight against Hunter Syndrome, a very rare, inherited genetic disorder caused by a missing or malfunctioning enzyme. All proceeds from the event went to Project Alive, a non-profit organization whose mission is […]

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, […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Remembers Pulse Nightclub Shooting

The Orlando facility partnered with the Salvation Army to volunteer for the first anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in which 49 people were killed and 58 others wounded in a terrorist/hate crime attack. The event, which took place in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola, included thousands of volunteers paying their respects to the fallen. […]