Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Fishing Tourney Raises Nearly $22,000 For American Diabetes Association

The Corpus Christi program held their 8th annual fishing tournament to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA), netting nearly $22,000 from all forms of fundraisers throughout the year. Director Mike Corona said that his facility held or participated in garage sales, a silent auction, a special and 3rd annual pop-up dinner at the Mockingbird Restaurant […]

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Holds Annual Job Fair

In partnership with State Parole and U.S. Probation, the Corpus Christi program held its ninth annual Job Fair, aimed at assisting returning citizens in securing employment and informing them of community resources. Attending were representatives from Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Ameritek Industries, STX Beef, American Auto Service, Labor Finders, Alsco, Catholic Charities of Corpus […]

Dismas Charities Del Rio Attends Elementary School Science Fair

Members of the Del Rio staff attended the annual Science Fair at Buena Vista Elementary School. Community members were asked to judge the entries. From left are Counselor Griselda Marino, Miss Del Rio Teen Kaylee Yi, Assistant Director Debbie Kiniskey, and Director Judith Moreno. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Midland Staff Recognize Domestic Violence Victims By Wearing Purple For The Day

In early October Midland staff took a day to honor and recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month by wearing purple. “This is especially important for the population we serve as many of our residents have been victims of abuse,” said Director Amy Vest. Staff members from left are staff members Jennifer Green, Eric Woods, Cynthia Kelley, […]

For 15th Year Dismas Charities Laredo Donates Shoes To Mission

For the 15th consecutive year, staff from the Laredo facility have presented the Santa Monica Mission with over 30 pair of shoes for the needy children living there. From left standing in the rear are Regional Vice President Joe Driver and Laredo Assistant Director Felipe Jaime and Director Daniel Reyes. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities El Paso Holds Back To School Event For Residents Children

Over 40 children of the El Paso residents received school supplies donated by Dismas staff and its partners from El Paso Community College. Items dispersed were school bags, paper, pencils, glue, crayons, scissors, markers, erasers, pencil bags, and more goodies for their return to school. As part of the event, residents and the children enjoyed […]

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi Holds Annual Job And Resource Fair

Corpus Christi staff, with assistance from U.S. Probation, State Parole, Goodwill Industries, and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, held their annual job and resource fair for offenders and the general public at Victorian Hall. Del Mar College Transportation Training Services provided a simulation trailer as a means to train those interested in […]

Dismas Charities Staff Participate In Beaumont Texas Job Fair

Recently Dismas Charities staff participated in a mock job and information fair at the FCI Low Security Institution in Beaumont, Texas, the largest Federal Correctional Complex in the state. Staff provided information on employment, resume writing and social services and participated in actual mock interviews with inmates. The event served over 200 inmates preparing for […]

Dismas Charities Laredo Holds Mini Health Clinics For Residents

In late June, the Dismas Charities Laredo Texas Visitation Room was converted into six mini-clinics where residents were provided free primary care assessments that included blood pressure checks, glucose testing, body mass index, physicals, mental health assessments, and referrals to a private physician, or private and public clinics. The event was held by a traveling […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Director Published In Community Corrections Textbook

El Paso Director Yvette Colorado has been cited as an authority on residential re-entry systems with her views published in a collegelevel textbook. The 12th Edition of Community-Based Corrections by Leanne Fiftal Alarid, provides an introduction to the theory, evidence-based practices, and latest research in community-based corrections. Students learn about supervision techniques and treatment programs […]