Dismas Charities Portland Sends Large Contingent Of Residents To Help Community Outreach Make City Safer

For three days 20 residents from the Portland program assisted with the set-up, take down and the actual event for Community Outreach Services’ Bringing Unity in the Community, a festival designed to unify culture and diversity in the Louisville’s West End. “This is a remarkable opportunity for the community to come together,” said Metro Councilwoman […]

My Chosen People holds Job Fair at Dismas Charities Diersen Facility In Louisville

My Chosen People, which provides life skills and numerous outreach services, recently hosted a job fair at the Louisville-based Diersen center. People holistically supports women who suffer with addictions, and those who are pregnant or have lost custody of their children due to addictions. Representatives participating included Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Express Employment Professionals, Jesus […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach Visited By U.S. Magistrate Judge Hunt

U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick M. Hunt and his staff visited the Dania Beach program to learn more about the reentry center in which he has placed residents. Bureau of Prisons Residential Reentry Manager Carlos Rodriguez and U.S. Probation Officer Barbra Somoano also attended. Questions about how the process worked prior to a resident’s arrival at […]

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 […]

To Enhance Family Dismas Charities Midland Holds T-Shirt Decorating Event

The Dismas Charities Midland facility hosted a t-shirt decorating event for residents and their families. “The event promoted togetherness and reunification of family relationships,” said Director Amy Vest. “It is our mission to bring families together again and provide special opportunities for them to be creative and further that bond.” Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Louisville Gets USPO Visit

Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer Marcus Holmes visited the Louisville program for the first time in early June. Holmes transferred from the Charlotte, North Carolina office last year. “He offered any support that he could give with making the reentry process easier for all those involved,” said Director Sarah Weidner-House (right). “He looks forward to […]

Dismas Charities Manchester Staff/Residents Help Annual Relay For Life Event

Staff and residents of the Manchester program volunteered to help with and participate in this year’s Clay County American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life. The relay is the signature fundraiser for the ACS and is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Manchester residents volunteered several hours, preparing […]

Dismas Charities El Paso And Library Form Partnership

The El Paso Public Library has joined the Dismas Charities team in assisting residents with free education on a variety of topics. Instructor Sergio Munoz (below) explains how the library can help with completing high school education, obtaining GED, provide individual tutoring, courses on citizenship, language, keyboarding, computer, smartphone, iPad, and resume assistance. The Mobile […]

Dismas Charities Charleston Facility Hosts 18 From USP Big Sandy

The Charleston program recently hosted 18 officials from USP Big Sandy to exchange information about how best to prepare their inmates for reentry into society and what to expect on their arrival at the Dismas facility. With the exception of Warden Greg Kizziah and Associate Warden Chris McConnell, most of his staff had never been […]

Dismas Charities Macon Co-Hosts National Reentry Week Job Fair

The Dismas Charities Macon program partnered with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Macon Reentry Coalition in hosting the 2nd annual National Reentry Week Mock Job Fair. Thirteen residents participated in the event which was attended by representatives from U.S. Probation, the Middle Georgia Regional Workforce Commission, In His Own Image, and Community Health Works, […]