Homeless & ReEntry Helpers, Inc.
7528 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226 USA
(317) 547-0500
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Weekly Newsletter 30 June 08 for www.IndianaHelpers.com
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Editors Notes -
The Automated Data Base that will allow our Helpers & Service Providers to be able to add their organizations information from anywhere, will be completed by the end of July - When Phase I is completed, you and your clients will be able to search for goods and services: by Topic, by Category, by Organization, by Name, and by County.  It will consist of a data base of more than 400 local Helpers and Service Providers that work with the homeless and those in and out of our prison systems.  Phase II - The confidential section that will allow other service providers, case workers, counselors, probation officers, parole officers, faith based organizations, etc. to search for jobs and housing, will be completed by the end of the summer.
Our Events Calendar -
10Jul08 - PACE/OAR Board and Staff - will honor and offer best wishes for 15 years of service to J.T. Ferguson, Jr. on July 10th, 2008 at the Indiana War Memorial, 431 North Meridian St., from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hors D’Oeuvres and refreshments are being served and there will be a cash bar on site. The registration is incremented for 15 years of service JT gave to the organization beginning with $30.00 per person. Persons are allowed to give more should they so wish (i.e. $45, $60, $75, $90, $105, $120, $135 etc.). All donations and proceeds go to PACE/OAR for our programs and services. Interested persons should RSVP by July 2nd to PACE/OAR.  Please contact: Rhiannon T. Williams, Interim Executive Director at 317-612-6800 # 11.
Our Helpers Calendars -
WorkOne - East |  Wayne Township Schools
Our Helpers Press Releases -
26Jun08 Governor selects new Correction commissioner | 24Jun08 Department of Correction Commissioner Donahue to depart | 17Jun08 Mayor's Office - New Funding Opportunities for Crime Prevention
Our Job Fairs Calendar -
Don't know of any this week, no one sent me anything.  If you know of any job fairs in the coming weeks, please let us know so we can post them on our web site.
Our Needs -
The Pendleton Correctional Facility has immediate needs for 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) is looking for all types of nursery items for its new Nurseries at the Indiana Women's Prisons 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) is looking for hygiene items, men's cloths - Shirt, 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.
Our News -
Governor Mitch Daniels - 24Jun08 - has accepted the resignation of Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner J. David Donahue, who plans to return to his home state of Kentucky later this summer. Click on Press Release
24Jun08 Department of Correction Commissioner Donahue to depart
Governor Mitch Daniels - 26Jun08 - today named the superintendent of the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City as the new Department of Correction Commissioner. LaPorte native Edwin Buss will succeed Dave Donahue, who has resigned effective August 1.  Click on Press Release 26Jun08 Governor selects new Correction commissioner
WorkOne Notice - The CS3 system has been shut down permanently in the anticipation of the new job matching system www.IndianaCareerConnect.com.  If you need assistance while the system is down please contact your local WorkOne representative.  The new system will be active starting on July 1, 2008.  This will not delay benefit payments for UI claimants.
Our Quick Topics Page -
Our Quick Topics Page is as complete as we can get it without your further help.  This "Single Source" information page contains information on over 140 TOPICS 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 send us an email.  Thank you.
Our Research & Reference Info -
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 give us a call at 317-547-0500, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. for additional information, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. Volunteer Form.
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