What Others Say…
Serving the community is
vital to the healing process
Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces speaks about Dismas in this video.
Our commitment to personal growth extends well beyond operation of our re-entry centers to programs that benefit the communities we serve. Whether through volunteerism, offering programs for children, cleaning up after a disaster, or revitalizing neighborhoods, Dismas is deeply committed to making the world a better place, one community at a time.
From our inception in August 1964 through December 31, 2013, Dismas has provided nearly $585 million in economic impact to the places we call home.
Our residents and staff provide hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer service each year. As one example, in one five-year period, Dismas employees and residents in Kentucky alone recorded more than 800,000 hours of community service. At current minimum wage rates, that’s the equivalent of nearly $6 million in volunteer service in just one of the 13 states where Dismas operates re-entry facilities.
Discover more about what the employers of our residents as well as our neighbors and community leaders think about Dismas: