Dismas Charities Midland Holds 2nd Charitable Garage Sale

Midland staff held their second annual garage sale for charity over two days in late August. Everything sold was donated by staff and members of the community with the $300 proceeds going to the American Diabetes Association. Director Amy Vest, Counselors Cynthia Kelley and Frances Bunch, and Word Processor Frida Escamilla staffed the sale both […]

Resident Addresses Dismas Charities Clarksburg Community Relations Board

At a recent Community Relations Board meeting, ClarksburgHome Detention Resident Petrus Hawkins shared his journey and successes since leaving the facility. Hawkins (standing) is currently on home detention and is now a full time employee with a gas and oil company. He has achieved nearly all of the goals he set including obtaining shared custody […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Guest Speaker Motivates Residents To Survive

Dania Beach residents were treated to an emotional speech recently by someone who has experienced many of the same issues as they and come out on the other side successful. Motivational speaker Jennifer Lewis is founder of Kiana Nicole Survivors, an organization that brings awareness to child abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse addiction and suicide, […]

Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day carries special significance to Dismas Charities. It was because of the forward thinking and charitable spirit of the Knights of Columbus (KofC), so named to honor Christopher Columbus, that our organization was formed over 50 years ago. In 1964, the five councils of the KofC recognized the basic tenet that everyone deserves a […]

Dismas Charities Augusta Library Gets Off The Ground Thanks To Volunteers

Augusta’s newest volunteer, Richard Hillman (above right) donated a box of new Bibles for resident’s use as part of an initiative to establish a library at the facility. Prospective volunteer William Stephens (below) aided the effort by donating two bookcases and several boxes of Christian and self-help books after Director Cheryl Frazier expressed a desire […]

Diersen Clients Attend Louisville Bats Ball Game

Twenty-five residents and two staff from the Louisville-based Diersen Substance Abuse Program (SAP) attended a baseball game of the Louisville Bats to help focus on having fun by being clean and sober. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Tupelo Staff; Residents Volunteer At 10 For Tupelo Event

Tupelo staff and residents recently volunteered for a community-wide clean-up day known as 10 for Tupelo. The aim of the initiative, with the motto of “Ten Hours, One Day, Service Above Self”, is to spend 10 hours in one day working to better the community. Tupelo residents chose from a long list of projects to […]

Dismas Charities Clarksburg Joins Adopt A Highway Program

Clarksburg has partnered with Adopt A Highway to maintain a section of Route 50. Eleven residents from the facility along with Counselor Malissa Sanders and Resident Monitor Supervisor Richard Townsend volunteered to pick up litter and debris as a way to give back to the community by providing a safe and clean environment for travelers […]

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 […]