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Homeless & ReEntry Helpers, Inc.
3936 Pendleton Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226 USA
(317) 547-0500
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HRH's Weekly Newsletter from www.IndianaHelpers.com - 9 February '09
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Editor's Notes

We have added over 575 organization to our web site so far - with at least 250 more still to be added.  We are in the process of verifying all organizations by phone to ensure that we have all the latest information on the services they offer to the Homeless and ReEntry industry in and around Indy.  If you don't want to wait until we call you, please give us a call and we will assign you a log-in and password, and tell you how to add and/or change the information on your organizations file.
Coming Soon: Bulletin Boards - HRH will be offering at least two "Community Boards" on our web site; one, for Service Providers, and two, for their Clients and those in need, that will allow them to post messages for the goods and services they need - check back later for more details.

Our News You Can Use

Department of Correction Adds New Leader to ReEntry Division - Commissioner Edwin G. Buss announced yesterday, that beginning Monday, February 16, Mike Lloyd will be promoted from his position as Superintendent of the Plainfield Re-entry Educational Facility (PREF) to take on a new role as Director of Transition Facilities and Community-based Programs with the Indiana Department of Correction.  In his new role, Mr. Lloyd will direct the Departmentís special transition facilities, including PREF, the South Bend Community Re-entry Center, and the Indianapolis Menís and Womenís Community Re-entry Centers. Director Lloyd will also direct statewide community corrections grant programs. | Congratulations Mike!  Great Job at PREF.  You will be missed.
Tax Service for Low Income Residents - Interested in a new volunteer experience?  Contact Indy's Campaign for Financial Fitness and learn how to prepare taxes and help families work towards financial stability. | Itís not just the free tax preparation; it is entry into a city wide network of financial education and financial literacy resources.  Nine tax sites located in Indy neighborhoods are providing free tax preparation, referral to low and no cost banking, free credit reports, credit repair, home ownership stability, and working family support systems.  Help low to moderate income families (individuals) avoid tax prep charges and high interest loans.  Tax filers should call 211 for locations and times. | For additional information, contact: Joni Albright at 317-962-5766 | Download a Flyer
CELL PHONES ARE GOING PUBLIC - You might all ready know this, but all Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this week - All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you may start to receive sales calls.  YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS | To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222 and register your phone. | It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked.  You cannot call from a different phone number.  HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.
Shonna Majors, Apollo 13 Re-Entry Program Manager - Please send any and all clients that you have or anyone you know to us for help with employment, housing, transportation, GED, job training, etc. | WorkOne - East, 2525 N. Shadeland Ave. C-3, Indianapolis, IN 46219 | 317- 358-4503 email address smajors@jobworksinc.org. | Requirements for the Apollo 13 Program

Our Events Calendar

20Feb09 Offender Re-Entry Forum - Emmaus Christian Church - Do you, a business owner or concerned citizen want to get involved?, Do you know someone with a criminal background seeking employment or housing?,  Do you have an old conviction still blocking your path to employment?, Are you recently released, homeless and unemployed?, Are you trying to help an incarcerated, soon to be released loved one and donít know where to turn?, Are ďyouĒ in position to help connect the dots?, If you answer yes to any of these questions, this is the forum for you! | Starts at 6:00pm at the Emmaus Christian Church in the Lafayette Square Mall, 3919 N. Lafayette Road | For More information, click on Forum Flyer or call: 317-686-7303.
20Mar09 - Indy Homeless Connect presented by C.H.I.P. - Indiana Convention Center between 9: AM & 4: PM | For more information visit CHIP's Web Site.
30Mar09 thru 5Apr09 - Spring College Tour 2009 - YMCA Urban Mission Branch is sponsoring this years Spring College Tour.  | For additional information, contact: Nicole Rowan, 615 North Alabama Street, #400, Indianapolis, IN 46204 } 317-713-8574 voice, 317-269-6068 fax nrowan@indymca.org | Download a Flyer
26Apr09 - HVAF of Indiana, Inc.ís 3rd Annual Walk/Jog-a-Thon - to Benefit Homeless Veterans and Families will be held on Sunday, at 964 N. Pennsylvania St. Registration will begin at 9:00 am.  For more information please contact Tina Shelley at 951-0688 # 227, or by email at tshelley@hvaf.org.

Our Job Fairs Calendar & Classified Ads for Jobs

Nothing scheduled that we know of.
For Jobs & Employment (Careers), click here: WorkOne's IndianaCareerConnect.com | IN DOC Job Fairs | State of IN Jobs | City of Indy & M/C Jobs | Indy Star (CareerBuilder) - Jobs in Indy | NUVO - Jobs in Indy | American Classified - Jobs in Indy | Kijiji - Jobs in Indy | Indianapolis Recorder - Jobs in Indy | Indy Employment Guide - Jobs in Indy | Indiana Job Fairs | Other Jobs Web Sites | Monster - Jobs Nationwide | Connect2Help Job Search Suggestions | Remember, Temporary & Part-Time Jobs can lead to Gainful and Full-Time Employment.

Our Quick Topics Page

Our Quick Topics - Print Out 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.  You can print it and carry it with you for easy reference.  It currently contains over 150 topics, listing goods and services that are needed by persons who are homeless and in and out of jail/prison.  Most Topics list the complete address, phone, fax, email address and web site address of those Service Providers who can offer help.

Our State Legislators & Government Officials Web Sites

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels | Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard | Senator Richard Lugar | Senator Evan Bayh | Congressman Dan Burton, Indiana's 5th District | Congressman Andre Carson, Indiana's 7th District | Congressman Mike Pence, Indiana's 6th District |

Our Helpers Press Releases - They would like for you to read..

Office of the Mayor | City County Council

Our Helpers Calendars & Newsletters - They would like for you to read.

WorkOne - East WorkOne - West  |  Wayne Township Schools - Adult Basic Education 3Sep08 thru 31Jan09 | Warren Township's latest NewsletterBusiness Ownership Initiative - Upcoming Schedule of Work Shops | CHIP's 3rd Quarter Newsletter | Charitable Advisors - latest Not-for-Profit E-Newsletter | McCoy - latest Newsletter | Justice Center, ReEntry Policy Council - latest Newsletter

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

Meets Weekly - M.O.V.E. (meeting will start up again in the Spring) |
Meets Monthly - |  C.H.I.P. - C.H.I.P.'s Calendar |  

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

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

Our Needs - Our Helpers need Help Too!

NEW CASTLE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY - is in need of music equipment, complete sound system, vocal mike's, mike stands, mike cables, stage monitors, main speakers, drums or keyboard. Will accept new or used in good working condition. We need this equipment for chapel services, chapel choir and musical events. Any and all donations will be truly appreciated. Contact Rodney Allen, Chaplain / music director at 765-969-5331, or Email him at: rsmow99@hotmail.com
CRAINE HOUSE'S PANTRY IS GETTING PRETTY LOW - and they like to keep a well rounded food pantry for emergencies, and new residents. We want to make sure all of the families we serve have plenty of food.  Ideal items are of course those things that are non-perishable such as canned fruit, vegetables, and soups. What is also wonderful to have on hand are full meals, especially those that only require water. Some examples are box dinners, noodles and sauce, pancake mix (that only needs water) and syrup, oatmeal, etc. |  Please contact Lori Murray, Administrative Assistant, John P. Craine House, Inc. | 317-925-2833 voice - 317-925-2834 Fax | Thanks again and have a great holiday!
HORIZON HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP - They are running low on items they pass out to their homeless neighbors -
They Provide Resources, Empower Lives, that can lead to Ending Homelessness.  They are a welcoming place where homeless neighbors find the resources and support they need to end their homelessness. They are a one-stop day center that offers hospitality, bathrooms, showers, basic hygiene and survival supplies, laundry, mail delivery, telephone, employment readiness classes, storage, professional case management, civil legal counsel, mental health services, medical care and Veteranís services.  | They are located at: 1033 E Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 | 317-423-8909 | 317-423-8906 fax | Click here for the HORIZON WISH LIST |  Visit them at: www.horizonhouse.cc

Indiana Women's Prison - could use a newer larger screen television for the PLUS unit.  The PLUS Program is held in the chapel and they use DVD's for training classes and their existing TV is much too small.  The chapel is also looking for screen dividers and a projector for PowerPoint.  They also need new choir robes. | If you can help IWP with any of these items please contact Catherine Bowie at 317- 317-639-2671 #256, or email her at CBowie@idoc.IN.gov.
Plainfield Correctional Facility (PCF or IYC) -
1)  Arts and Craft Leader/Teacher 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 | tridge@idoc.in.gov, or call 317-839-2513 # 1371 or # 1501.

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 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.

MUSIC TEACHER & Blue Jeans (sizes 32 thru 38) -
The Pendleton Correctional Facility
- Volunteers that can teach musical instruments, especially give guitar lessons, 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. | Please contact Wayne Scaife, Community Services Director at WScaife@idoc.IN.gov.


Volunteers & Helpers Always Needed - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Our prisons in Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Pendleton are in need of persons who 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 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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