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 […]

Judges, U.S. Probation Supervisor Visit Diersen Charities Las Cruces

The Las Cruces program recently hosted a reception and tour for U.S. Magistrate Judge Gregory Fouratt, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Gonzales and Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer Carlos Flores. Staff worked together to provide a short presentation of the facility’s operations and programs. Dismas’ 50th Anniversary video was also shown. From left are Director Samuel Campos, […]

Dismas Charities Las Cruces Assistant Director Helps Homeless Children

In mid-March, Las Cruces Assistant Director Irma Smith (below in white cap) volunteered with local church “Heart for the World,” in an outreach event for homeless children and their families. Over 400 pairs of new shoes were donated to children from McArthur Elementary School, statistically considered one of the poorest schools in the city and […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Holds Second Program Completion Ceremony

In early February, the Las Cruces program conducted its second Program Completion Ceremony for all successful releases for that month. According to Director Samuel Campos, a participant’s release requires residents actively participate and complete all programming requirements with no disciplinary write-ups during their time in the program. Those completing celebrate their success with graduation robes […]

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Graduates Nutrition Class Participants

The Albuquerque facility has implemented an on-going nutrition class for residents, taught by New Mexico State University’s Department of Agriculture and the school’s Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) program. ICAN’s mission is to reduce nutritional health disparities in New Mexico and make a measurable positive impact on the well-being of its communities through evidence […]

Dismas Charities Las Cruces Holds Completion Ceremony/Graduation

Socrates once said “the secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Change was the keyword spoken at the Las Cruces facility’s first-ever Program Completion Ceremony in early September. The idea of the observance came to life recently when staff brain-stormed ideas that […]

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Speaker Outlines Dangers Of Spice

Ruth M. Rivas, who speaks on synthetic drugs, was the guest speaker for a Staff Meeting at the Las Cruces facility. Rivas, who pledged to return on a quarterly basis to talk with the program’s residents, has made similar presentations at U.S. Army Post at Fort Bliss and most recently at FCI La Tuna. Like […]

Memorial Day Blessings

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Interns Attend Job Fair

Interns Christine Martinez (left), from Las Cruces, and El Paso’s Alejandra Orquiz recently participated in a job fair at the New Mexico State University with over 100 job seekers and future interns attending. “Both interns were well informed about the program and had a presentation board filled with information about Dismas Charities,” said Las Cruces […]

Las Cruces AD Volunteers To Help Agency Helping Her Native Land

Diersen Charities Las Cruces Assistant Director Irma Smith (right) volunteered in a local golf scramble to raise money for Hope Centers, a non-profit organization focusing on providing food to the poor around the globe. Also active in the Las Cruces community, Hope Centers provide school supplies to children and help feed the city’s poor. But […]