Archives for December 2016

Dismas Charities Del Rio Staff, Residents Turn Out For Health Fair

Nine staff members and an equal number of residents volunteered their time for the third consecutive year at the Andale Del Rio Health Fair in early October. The city-wide fair, organized by the Community Health Improvement Coalition, drew over 300 participants. Accepting the Platinum Medal Sponsorship plaque for “promoting a healthier community” are (from left) […]

Dismas Charities Charleston’s SSC Megan Vance Meets U.S. Senator Joe Manchin At Opioid Forum

At a recent forum to discuss finding solutions to the opioid crisis, Charleston Social Services Coordinator Megan Vance (below right) met with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia). Sponsored by Highmark Foundation Healthcare, the event targeted the West Virginia aspects of the problem. The state leads all others in the number of opioid overdoses, according […]

Dismas Charities Executive Leadership Meet With Louisville Mayor

Dismas Charities President/CEO Raymond J. Weis (left) and Executive Vice President Jan M. Kempf (right) met and talked briefly about reentry issues with Metro Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer at a recent veterans event in downtown Louisville. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Sioux City Holds New Women Of Worth Session

The Sioux City Women of Worth (WOW) program, developed by Director Robyn Deacon and Counselor Jessie Christopherson, held a second session in mid-October to help address the unique needs of its female residents. “Prior to incarceration, many of these women were victimized themselves and have been abused, assaulted, prostituted and they often lack self-esteem, self-awareness, […]