Dismas Charities El Paso Director Published In Community Corrections Textbook

El Paso Director Yvette Colorado has been cited as an authority on residential re-entry systems with her views published in a collegelevel textbook. The 12th Edition of Community-Based Corrections by Leanne Fiftal Alarid, provides an introduction to the theory, evidence-based practices, and latest research in community-based corrections. Students learn about supervision techniques and treatment programs […]

Dismas Charities Del Rio Staff Attend Own Your Story Women’s Conference

Five female staff from the Del Rio program attended the 2018 Southwest Texas Women’s Seminar with the theme of “Own Your Story”. Sponsored by the U.S. Border Patrol, the guests heard from motivational speaker Tinesha Cherry who is also an author, poet life coach, and leadership trainer. Cherry is also founder of She Strong, an […]

Dismas Charities Lubbock Thanks Teachers For Service

During a mid-January Community Relations Board meeting, the Lubbock program held a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to say thank you to teachers who have voluntarily and collectively performed over 300 hours of education for the residents. Classes included budgeting/banking, employment search skills, health education, parenting, maintaining a healthy home, domestic violence, and transitional life skills. “As […]

VA Representative Helps Dismas Charities Laredo Resident Veterans

Former Volunteer Toby Garcia, with the Veteran’s Administration Office in Laredo, recently visited the facility to donate 15 bags of hygiene items to residents who have served in the military. From left are Garcia, a Marine Corps veteran, Resident Ronald Hart, also from the Marines, Resident James Wade, an Army veteran, Laredo Director Daniel Reyes, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laredo Beauty College Steps To The Plate To Help Dismas Charities Residents

Laredo residents Adrianna Otero and Brenda Flores recently visited Laredo Beauty College where both received free haircuts, tints, hair highlights and a pedicure. The pampering was the result of Director Danny Reyes asking college Owner Judy Rodriguez for her services to assist residents who lack financial support. “This was a great outreach to the community […]

Dismas Charities Corpus Christi, Best Tournament Yet, To Aid The American Diabetes Association

The annual Corpus Christi Fishing Tournament, held for the past five years to benefit the American Diabetes Association (ADA), saw its biggest event ever on August 5. A total of 84 anglers lined up to vie for the championship. The winners were Trout: Ricky Dodd with 4.40 lbs.; Drum: Julian Lugo with 4.6 lbs., and […]

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!