Diersen Charities Las Cruces Monitor Strikes Gold At 61

Charles Caves is a Resident Monitor at Diersen Charities Las Cruces. He is a U.S. Army veteran and has a Service Dog named Otis, including when working at the facility. What makes Caves unique is that he applied for employment at over 60 locations before he was offered a job by Director Sam Campos. To show his appreciation and offer his unique talents, Caves penned the following.

Dear fellow Dismas/Diersen coworkers,

My name is Charles Caves, but you can call me Chuck. I am currently employed as a relief monitor in Las Cruces, NM. I began my career on November 3, 2017. After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University I applied to over 60 jobs and Dismas Charities was the first to reach out and give me an opportunity. When I came in for the interview I brought along my Service Dog, Otis who was so inconspicuous that the Director forgot he was there. I have Otis because of my PTSD from my three combat tours overseas during my 12-year Army career. In my spare time when I am not working you can find me partaking in various activities such as serving on the City of Las Cruces’ Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Board, serving as the 2nd Vice Commander of American Legion Post 10, and working on my church’s safety and security team. I also enjoy spending time with my wonderful fiancée, Marie and watching her play softball and spending time with her family. When it comes to Otis and Dismas, I hope Otis can help the residents who need someone to talk … and hopefully bringing a sense of calm to the workplace. I also would like to help our residents who are veterans get their benefits reinstated or get benefits started. This will help them with a positive outlook on life and help with career path choices and getting back on their feet. I look forward to working with you all in some capacity.

Chuck Caves