Owensboro Kentucky Commissioner Visits Dismas Charities

Jim Erwin, Interim Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections, visited the Dismas program in early January for a tour and remarked to Director T.C. Cox (right) that he was impressed with its cleanliness and organization. Erwin visited both Owensboro buildings with Cox explaining the different populations and services provided. This was his first visit […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Interns Tour Russell Federal Building

Atlanta staff and interns took a tour of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building that offered them the opportunity to learn more about governmental agencies, the federal court system, and the various aspects of the federal criminal justice system. Meetings were held with Chief Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker, who discussed court procedures and ruling […]

Dismas Charities Portland Volunteer Teaching Residents Skills

Volunteer Takeya Searles teaches crochet classes (inset) to the residents of the Portland program. Searles (far right) also begun teaching jewelry-making and gift-wrapping classes. Like Us On Facebook!

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 […]

Dismas Charities Portland Residents Thanked For Help In Tire Roundup

After residents from the Louisville-based Portland facility aided the Metro Department of Public Works with a Waste Tire Collection event in early November, they received a letter of commendation from Pete Flood, Compliance and Enforcement Manager for the department. His letter read, in part: “I want to extend our appreciation to your organization for working […]

Laredo Wins Dismas Board of Directors 2017 Gold Standard Award

The Dismas Charities Board of Directors 2017 Community Involvement Gold Standard Award was presented to the Laredo facility during a special ceremony as part of the Leadership Symposium in January. The award is presented to a center “for outstanding contributions to the community and who, by their caring actions, upheld Father William Diersen’s call for […]

Corpus Christi Staff Participate In Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Walk

During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Corpus Christi staff participated in the annual Walk a Mile in Our Shoes event to raise awareness of the issues. The event was sponsored by the Homeless Issues Partnership, a regional coalition of agencies, individuals, and businesses addressing and resolving items related to homelessness in the Coastal Bend […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Hosts Project Hope

The Savannah program hosted their third annual Project Hope event, an initiative that demonstrates their commitment to the community’s homeless population. Staff set up tables at two separate homeless locations and provided lunch, hygiene products, scarves, pillows and blankets to about 50 individuals. Dismas and community partners made donations to make the event a success. […]

Dismas Charities Dania Beach EPS’ Hold Employer Luncheon

Dania Beach Employment Specialists’ Renzo Parodi and Angela Moore hosted their first Employer’s Appreciation Luncheon. Current and future employers had the opportunity to hear about the program and the incentives that are in place when hiring residents. Employers were also able to ask questions and share their experiences with the other attendees. Like Us On […]

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 […]