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Homeless & ReEntry Helpers, Inc.
7528 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226 USA
(317) 547-0500
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15 September '08 - HRH's Weekly Newsletter for www.IndianaHelpers.com
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Editor's Notes

Friday night, Hurricane Ike came ashore, and caused millions of dollars in damage and displaced thousands of families.  The two organizations below have been providing volunteers, workers, shelter, food, water, and emotional support for tens of thousands of people across a four state area.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of need.  To donate to either of these organizations that are providing disaster relief to Hurricane Ike victims, you can visit their web site by clicking on their link below.

Salvation Army
Red Cross

HRH's Web Site Update - We have had to delay the publishing of our data base until next weekend.  Please check the web site regularly.  Sorry for the delay.

Our News

Meet Me Under The Bridge - On Sunday afternoons a group of volunteers team up to feed the homeless at Willard Park in the downtown area. They start feeding at 3:00 pm.  All the food is hot and homemade by their group.  After they are done there they move to Washington and Rural to the parking lot at the library. They don't ask for ID and they don't turn anyone away. They are currently feeding between 150 & 200 people every Sunday.  If you are interested in helping out, and you want more information please don't hesitate to contact Kim at 317-222-8741, or email her at: always_pray@comcast.net.

Our Events Calendar

15ep08 Monday - BOI - Business Ownership Initiative - Thinking of Launching a Business? Start Here | Understand the process of starting a business and see how BOI’s programs and services can help at each step along the way. Free Workshop | From 6 – 7 p.m. | BOI's offices are located at 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314 | The Instructor is: Kathryn Rietmann | Click here for a: BOI Flyer
16Sep08 Tuesday - National Step Up for Kids Day - This is a non-partisan, national event to draw attention to issues affecting America's children including poverty, healthcare, juvenile  incarceration, early care and education, child abuse, and afterschool programs.  Click here for a PDF Flyer.
17Sep08 Tuesday (also on the 24th) - Reach For Youth, a United Way of Central Indiana organization - Cordially invite you to join them for an informational tour of their Washington Township facility to learn about Teen Court and tour our court room!  Reach For Youth gives first-time non-violent youth offenders a second chance to get on the right track. We keep once expelled students from giving up on education and dropping out. And we help youth and their families deal with substance abuse and the process of redirecting their lives.  | Please see the PDF Invitation or please RSVP to Dianne Matthews at your earliest convenience: dmatthews@reachforyouth.org or call 317-920-5900, Thank you, Sarah Rossier.
25Sep08 Thursday - Use What You Got Ministries - On behalf of the Board of Directors, Cecelia Whitfield Founder & Executive Director would like to invite you and your staff/church to our 3rd Annual Award’s Dinner.  Our Theme: “People Can Change”  Our speakers are: Maxine Bryant & Angela Johnson.  | For additional information click on Award's Dinner Flyer
2 & 3 Oct08 - IUPUI - will be holding a conference entitled, “The Inside-Out Prison Exchange: Expanding the Boundaries of Learning” at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, Indiana | For more information, please contact us at: inout@iupui.edu.  Registration materials will soon be available through that address. The cost of the conference is free for students, $10.00 for everyone else. | For additional information click on PDF Flyer
11Oct08 Saturday - Neighborhood Networks Presents - Give a Second Chance ..  Get a Second Chance! | A forum for people with felony convictions that is being presented for people with felony convictions | Confirmed Special Guests: Shelia Raye Charles (daughter of the last Ray Charles) & Brother Ellsworth Johnson-Bey (noted author and national speaker) | Saturday 11th, 2008 | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W Fall Creek Parkway N Dr. in Indianapolis | You can: Register on Line or call: 317-328-8995 | To download additional information: Click on Second Chance PDF Flyer

Our Job Fairs Calendar & Classified Ads for Jobs

IN DOC Job Fairs | Indy Star - Jobs in Indy  |  NUVO - Jobs in Indy  |  American Classified - Jobs in Indy | Kijiji - Jobs in Indy | Indianapolis Recorder - Jobs in Indy |

Our FYI Page - Over 150 Topics in 30 categories

Our FYI Page is a list of Topics that can be printed out for easy reference.  This "Single Source" information page contains information from Adoption, Aids/HIV to Victim Assistance & Voters Registration.  It is meant to help you find basic information on goods, services, and information - FAST.  If you have anything to add to Our Quick Reference Page, or you find something wrong on the page, please email me at Hawkins@IndianaHelpers.com.  Thank you.

Our Needs - Our Helpers need Help Too!

Plainfield Correctional Facility (PCF or IYC) -
1)  ArtArts and Craft Leader Needed - to help our PLUS program with Community Service Projects.  2)  Volunteers &  Mentors - to help our PLUS Program participants. | Please contact Tracey Ridge, Program Director | at 317-839-2513 # 1371 or 1501

The Pendleton Correctional Facility -
Volunteers that can teach musical instruments, and any kind of musical Instruments you may have that are still in good working order that you may want to donate to the prison - they are also looking for all types of arts and crafts supplies for their Arts and Crafts classes.

Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility (PREF) -
Looking for all types of nursery items for its new Nurseries at the Indiana Women's Prison and the Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility.  For more information and a list of items needed, please Click on: PDF Flyer for the PREF Nursery

Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility (PREF) -
Looking for hygiene items, men's clothes - Shirts, pants, shoes, etc. - Especially the larger sizes XL and 2XL.  Click here for a PDF flyer for Clothing

Plainfield Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) -
Lisa Powers, RDC's Public Information Officer, is currently in need of men’s clothing (for offender releases). All sizes of pants, jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, coats, jackets, undergarments and shoes are all needed.  She can be reached at: 317-839-7727 # 3005.

The Marion County ReEntry Court (REC) -
Candy Needed, based on the problem solving court model that uses incentives and sanctions in order to modify participant behavior. A common incentive which is given to participants who are in compliance with the program is candy.  We are in need of candy bar donations for the ReEntry Court.  To donate candies contact Jennifer Fillmore at 317-327-4917.  To find out more information about our court please go to
Superior Court ReEntry Programs

The Marion County ReEntry Court (REC) -
In need of personal care items for participants.  Items can include: shampoo, conditioner, laundry soap, soap, shaving crème, razors, etc. REC has raffle drawings for participants in the “good group” once a month and we are giving away “Care Packages”.  Please call 327-4917 if you are interested in giving.

Our Helpers Press Releases

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Our Helpers Calendars & Newsletters - They want you to check regularly

WorkOne - East WorkOne - West  |  Wayne Township Schools - Adult Basic Education 3Sep08 thru 31Jan09 | Warren Township 7Sep08 NewsletterBOI - Business Ownership Initiative Upcoming Schedule of WorkShops

Our Helpers Regularly Scheduled Meetings - They would like for you to attend

Weekly - M.O.V.E.  |
Monthly - |  C.H.I.P. - C.H.I.P.'s Calendar

Our Research & Reference Info - The more your know, the more you can help.

Need information on the Homeless or ReEntry Industry?  Click on: Our Research & Reference Page

Our Volunteers & Helpers Wanted Page - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Our prisons in Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Pendleton are in need of persons that can serve "inside" the prison system as Teachers, Tutors, Mentors and Instructors.  If you would like to be a volunteer (Helper), please Click on HRH's Contact-Us Page, or call Don Hawkins at 317-547-0500 #11 and he can help direct you to an organization that can use your special services and talents.  To contact the Indiana Department of Correction directly, Please click on: Indiana D.O.C. for additional information, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. Volunteer Form.
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