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3936 Pendleton Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226 USA
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HRH's Weekly Newsletter from www.IndianaHelpers.com - 2 March '09
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Editor's Notes

We have now added over 850 organizations to our web site. - with who knows how many more still to be added.  The more research we do, the more organizations we are finding that are helping people in need.  If you and/or your Service Organization is in a position to help others, please register your services with our web site.  Just click on the "Sign-Up" link above and follow hte instructions.
HRH's Bulletin Board will be ready to use later this week - Service Providers will be able to post jobs, housing, and other services they have available for those in need - Organizations will also be able to post items they may need for their clients, such as, prisons may need cloths, or musical instruments, or an organization may need volunteers for an upcoming project - check back later for more details.
HRH's logo's for your web sites are now available -  For those organizations that have asked to add a link from our web site to theirs, HRH logo's are now available on our "About HRH" link.

Our News You Can Use

Flanner House of Indianapolis has a new brochure listing their services - To view their new brochure, click on Flanner House Brochure
School on Wheels needs Volunteers - Help give homeless children an education!  School on Wheels is seeking volunteers for the "Tutors in Action" program.  Tutors must be at least 14 years old and willing to commit one hour a week to tutoring.  Tutors are required to attend a training session and undergo a criminal history background check before getting started. | For more information, contact Volunteer Manager Leah Gillock at 317-202-9100 or email he at: leah@indysow.org

Our Events Calendar

2Mar09 Monday - Federal Economic Stimulus Package - The Front Porch Alliance has been asked about doing a special evening meeting to talk about the Federal Economic Stimulus Package. We are pleased to work with Erin Rosenberg from Congressman Carsonís office as she presents information about the Federal Economic Stimulus Package. She will also be available to answer questions from our Faith Based and Community Organizations about Stimulus Package. | From 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Erin Rosenberg, Sr. Policy Advisor to Congressman Carson assigned to work on the Stimulus program, will be at Brookside Park in Indianapolis to present and address questions about the Stimulus program. Erin has been working with grants and funding for many year and will be prepared to answer your questions. | What: Federal Economic Stimulus Package Presentation  | Where: Brookside Park, 3500 Brookside Parkway S. Drive (317) 327-7179 (office) | Who: Faith Based and Community Organizations.
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
1-3Apr09 - Peace in the Streets, Citywide Crime Prevention Youth Conference - Sponsored by Christamore House Family and Community Center | George Washington Community School | Youth in 5th thru 10th grade | For more information, please contact Jimmie Harrington at 317-635-7111 #230 | Download additional information
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

4Mar09 - Workshops to find jobs - Adults are invited to a hands-on library workshop on using the Internet to find a job.  Included will be instruction on the best websites and library resources for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and job openings. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., during the following dates from 9:30 to 11:30 AM:  Wednesday, March 4th - Wednesday, April 1st - Wednesday, May 6th - Wednesday, June 3rd.
22Apr09 - Operation: Hire A Hoosier Vet career fair - will be held at Stout Field, Building #9 in Indianapolis on Wednesday the 22nd of April from 0900 hours - 1500 hours | For more details, please contact 317-988-2415 | Download a flyer
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 | CareerJet - Jobs in Indy & Nationwide | 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.

Our State Legislators & Government Officials Web Sites

Do you want or need to contact one of your elected officials?  Click on the link to their web site.
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 | HVAF of Indiana |

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

Meets Weekly - M.O.V.E. |
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 important information/facts on the Homeless and/or ReEntry Industry?  Click out: Our Research & Reference Page

Our Needs - Our Helpers need Help Too!

IWP CHAPEL NEEDS A LARGER TV, SCREEN, PROJECTOR AND CHOIR ROBES -
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.
ARTS & CRAFTS TEACHERS / INSTRUCTORS -
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.

FEED THE HOMELESS -
Meet Me Under The Bridge
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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.

To Find Out Who Else Needs: VOLUNTEERS - NURSERY ITEMS - CANDY - HYGIENE ITEMS - MEN'S CLOTHES - TEACHERS, TUTORS, MENTORS & INSTRUCTORS - Please Visit Our Needs Page.

Volunteers & Helpers Always Needed - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Our prisons in Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Pendleton are in need of Volunteers 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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