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 […]

Dismas Charities Del Rio Staff Attend Own Your Story Women’s Conference

Five female staff from the Del Rio program attended the 2018 Southwest Texas Women’s Seminar with the theme of “Own Your Story”. Sponsored by the U.S. Border Patrol, the guests heard from motivational speaker Tinesha Cherry who is also an author, poet life coach, and leadership trainer. Cherry is also founder of She Strong, an […]

Dismas Charities Lubbock Thanks Teachers For Service

During a mid-January Community Relations Board meeting, the Lubbock program held a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to say thank you to teachers who have voluntarily and collectively performed over 300 hours of education for the residents. Classes included budgeting/banking, employment search skills, health education, parenting, maintaining a healthy home, domestic violence, and transitional life skills. “As […]

VA Representative Helps Dismas Charities Laredo Resident Veterans

Former Volunteer Toby Garcia, with the Veteran’s Administration Office in Laredo, recently visited the facility to donate 15 bags of hygiene items to residents who have served in the military. From left are Garcia, a Marine Corps veteran, Resident Ronald Hart, also from the Marines, Resident James Wade, an Army veteran, Laredo Director Daniel Reyes, […]

Dismas Charities Del Rio Monitor “Binds” Himself To Needy Children

Resident file binders are an item that receive a lot of handling in any center, reports Regional Vice President Joe Driver (left). When eventually discarded in Del Rio, Resident Monitor Don Merkle (right) re-purposes them to children in need at the Especial School in Acuna, Mexico. For several years, Merkle and his family have supported […]