Archives for 2017

Dismas Charities Charleston Aids Weimer Elementary School

For seven consecutive years Charleston staff and residents, in conjunction with the Jefferson Business Association, pitch in to help disadvantaged students of Weimer Elementary School by providing them with needed hygiene and sanitary items. Over 70 percent of the students are from lower economic areas, according to Director Jim Sands. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Montgomery Residents Attend Made For Moms Expo

Female residents from the Montgomery program attended the first Made for Moms Expo at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in mid-August. The event was designed for mothers to spend time with their children and families and gain access and knowledge of resources available to care for their children as they prepared for the up-coming […]

Dismas Charities Community Relations Board Member Rebecca Lock Supports Residents

Tucson Employment Specialist John McElroy (left) and Social Services Coordinator Xavier Calvillo display a few of the 25 suits donated by Community Relations Board member Rebecca Lock. The suits will provide residents with the ability to dress for successful employment opportunities, said Director Dan Beckwith. Tucson opened its clothes closet last year through multiple donations […]

Dismas Charities Atlanta Helps Community Food Bank

Dismas Charities Atlanta staff and five residents volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank which depends on volunteers to assist with the packaging, sorting, and inspection of product. The Dismas contingent sorted 9,127 pounds of food which will feed 6,627 families. Like Us On Facebook!

Have A Happy & Safe Halloween!!

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween tonight! Be sure and watch out for all of the little ghosts & goblins that will be running around the streets this evening! Like Us On Facebook!

For The 13th Year Dismas Charities Laredo Delivers Shoes To Santa Monica Mission

The Laredo program presented over 80 pair of shoes and school supplies for the children of the Santa Monica Mission. This is the 13th year Laredo has organized the event with input from U.S. Probation, Goodwill, A Healthy Image and Walmart. Above are Director Danny Reyes and Assistant Director Felipe Jaime. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Atlanta Holds Tacos And Ties Event

The Dismas Charities Atlanta program recently hosted its second annual Ties and Tacos event, designed to teach residents the art of tying a dress tie to make a better appearance. “Tying a tie may seem like a simple task to many, yet several offenders in our program did not have a male presence in the […]

Dismas Charities El Paso Holds Big Back-to-School Event

During a Back to School Reunification event at the El Paso facility, over 30 El Paso resident’s children received free school supplies donated by the Dismas staff and student interns. Each child received a back pack with notebooks, paper, binders, markers, crayons, pencils, pens, pencil bag, erasers and glue. The children also received a pillow […]

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 […]