Dismas Charities Sioux City Adopts A Street

With the help of Resident Monitor Cody Leonard the Sioux City program adopted the streets surrounding the facility. Residents Lawrence Knutson, Rodney Brock, Brian Skou, John Mugge, and Robert Weaselhead, were the first to help with the Adopt-a-Street Cleanup. www.Facebook.com

Dismas Charities Sioux City Church Shows Appreciation With Dinner

As a way to show their appreciation for all the volunteer work performed at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, members of its congregation provided a meal for residents and staff that consisted of chicken, ribs, pizza and drinks. Over the past year staff and residents set up and cleaned up for events and served meals for […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Holds New Women Of Worth Session

The Sioux City Women of Worth (WOW) program, developed by Director Robyn Deacon and Counselor Jessie Christopherson, held a second session in mid-October to help address the unique needs of its female residents. “Prior to incarceration, many of these women were victimized themselves and have been abused, assaulted, prostituted and they often lack self-esteem, self-awareness, […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Clean-Up At Saturday In The Park

In early July, 18 Sioux City residents volunteered their time to help at Grandview Park following the 2016 Saturday in the Park music event. According to Counselor Trevor Risdal, the event committee was looking for a group that had several strong and reliable people willing to help. The committee was told by local employer, Short […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Staff Attend Client Management Training

Staff from Sioux City are involved in an intensive training program to help in client management and response to their needs. The training, specifically designed for Directors, Counselors and U.S. Probation Officers, is intended to focus on the behavior of the resident and not the outcome, to help them identify certain behaviors, and effectively reinforce […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Receives Military Recognition

The Sioux City program was recently presented with a certificate from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) organization for their assistance to Resident Monitor Cody Leonard during his recent Air Force deployment to Qatar and in meeting his military obligations. The Above and Beyond Award was presented on behalf of the men […]

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Sioux City Staff Attend South Dakota University Career Fair

Sioux City Cook Michael Schultz (left) and Social Services Coordinator Eric Smith recently attended the University of South Dakota Career Fair. The staff used the opportunity to network with students who may fit well as interns and as future employees. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Sioux City STARS Effort Takes Aim At Change

The Sioux City facility has begun their sixth Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School (STARS) session, designed to positively impact adults with both mental and physical abilities using equines as the vehicle for change. The most recent participating residents were hand picked based on their repeat infractions while at the Dismas facility and their struggle once […]

Dismas Charities Sioux City Employee Recognized

Sioux City Counselor Jessie Christopherson’s therapy dog, Rudy (above), attended the most recent Staff Meeting and was voted Employee of the Month for his support for the staff and resi-dents at the facility. The AKC-registered Yellow Lab welcomes residents into the center, greets them after a long days work, assists with perim-eter checks, attends some […]