Diersen Charities Albuquerque Staff Participate In New Mexico State Fair Parade

Two Albuquerque employees, Employment Specialist Angelo Abeyta and Cook Mark Garson, participated in the annual New Mexico State Fair Parade, the longest established and biggest parade in the state where everyone is invited to join in. The theme of this year’s parade was “Love is in the Fair” with Abeyta marching with the 505 Albuquerque […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Holds Family Centered Cookout

In early June, Las Cruces staffer Melissa Patiño organized a day centered around family. Residents were encouraged to invite family and friends to participate in a special lunch prepared by staff. The more than 90 attendees were served grilled steaks. “Residents families play a huge role in their success once they release from our program […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Monitor Strikes Gold At 61

Charles Caves is a Resident Monitor at Diersen Charities Las Cruces. He is a U.S. Army veteran and has a Service Dog named Otis, including when working at the facility. What makes Caves unique is that he applied for employment at over 60 locations before he was offered a job by Director Sam Campos. To […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces; Dismas Charities Tucson Staff Learn Of Mental Health First Aid

The Las Cruces and Tucson staffs recently completed training Mental Health First Aid. Six Las Cruces staff members attended Mental Health First Aid training at the Doña Ana County Government Center. “With the growing number of mental health cases at our centers it’s imperative that staff are aware of the signs and symptoms of those […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Honors First Responders With Cookout

The Las Cruces program held a “First Responder Appreciation Cookout” to show their gratitude for the services that the Las Cruces Police, Fire and Emergency Medical personnel provide to the center. The event was featured in the local paper, Las Cruces Sun-News. The event was coordinated in part by Social Services Coordinator Melissa Patino, who […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Holds Monitor Training

In late June, the Las Cruces program held an offsite team-building exercise for all Resident Monitors. The training touched on all aspects of the job and emphasized how to work more effectively as a team. A variety of exercises were held to demonstrate how unity in the work place is a vital part of the […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Holds Monitor Training

6 In late June, the Las Cruces program held an offsite team-building exercise for all Resident Monitors. The training touched on all aspects of the job and emphasized how to work more effectively as a team. A variety of exercises were held to demonstrate how unity in the work place is a vital part of […]

Dismas Charities Las Cruces Holds Employer Luncheon

The Dismas Charities Las Cruces facility held a luncheon and presented appreciation plaques to the top three employers who hire its residents. Empereon Marketing call center, The Shed restaurant, and Olam Spices & Vegetables were the agencies spotlighted. Juan Diaz, Employment Services Coordinator for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, spoke to the current […]

Judges, U.S. Probation Supervisor Visit Diersen Charities Las Cruces

The Las Cruces program recently hosted a reception and tour for U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory Fouratt, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Gonzales and Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer Carlos Flores. Staff worked together to provide a short presentation of the facility’s operations and programs. Dismas’ 50th Anniversary video was also shown. From left are Director Samuel Campos, […]

Dismas Charities Las Cruces Assistant Director Helps Homeless Children

In mid-March, Las Cruces Assistant Director Irma Smith (below in white cap) volunteered with local church “Heart for the World,” in an outreach event for homeless children and their families. Over 400 pairs of new shoes were donated to children from McArthur Elementary School, statistically considered one of the poorest schools in the city and […]