Dismas Charities Orlando Holds Reentry Workshop

The Orlando facility hosted a Reentry Workshop in mid-March in association with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Panelists included Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida Roger Handburg, Supervisory Probation Officer Middle District of Florida Julio Dominguez, David Cramer, of His Healing Hand Ministries, Gail Pressley, of Career Source Central Florida, Akima Guinyard, of Trio […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Cleans Adopted Highway

Staff members and residents from the Orlando facility held their quarterly clean-up of a two-mile portion of Lee Road. A large amount of trash and other debris was collected. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Orlando Staff Helps Finance Harbor House

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 […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Helps Sort School Supplies

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 Residents Screen The If Project

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 […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Florida Participates In Beach Clean-Up

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 […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Resident Completes Fatherhood Program

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 […]

Dismas Charities Orlando Staff Participate In AIDS Walk

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 Take Part In Trafficking Event

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 […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Community Relations Board Draws Large Turnout

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. […]