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7528 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226 USA
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Weekly Newsletter 25 August 08 for www.IndianaHelpers.com
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Editor's Notes -
We have compiled almost 500 local service providers in the "Indy Metro Area" that claim that they have the resources to help the homeless and those in and out of the prison system.  We still anticipate that all of this information will be added to our site by the end of this month.  Please check the web site regularly.
Our News -
If you have any NEWS for next weeks Newsletter, please email it to me.  Thanks.
Our Events Calendar -
2Sep08 Tuesday - Warren Township Trustee's Office - A representative from the Kool Smiles Dental Program will be in our lobby on Tuesday, September 2, from 9:00 a.m. to noon with information regarding free or low-cost dental care for children ages 1 to 21. Be sure to stop by! | Carrie Radabaugh, MPP, Community Outreach Coordinator, Warren Township Trustee's Office | 317-327-8954

25Sep08 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
18Oct08 Saturday - Neighborhood Networks Presents - Give a Second Chance ..  Get a Second Chance! | A forum that is for people with felony convictions presented by 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 18th, 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 -
28Aug08 Thursday - UAS Temp Service's Fob Fair for ExOffenders - UAS's goal is to take the NEGATIVE out of ExOffenders and make the POSITIVE for Opportunities | 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM | Indianapolis Enterprise Center, 55 S State Ave. in Indy | For additional information, please click on their PDF Flyer | Employees, reserve your table, Click on
PDF Flyer

IN DOC Job Fairs | Jobs Listed in the Indy Star
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 -
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 cloths - 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 and 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 Aug08  | Warren Township Aug08 Newsletter
Our Helpers Regularly Scheduled Meetings - They would like for you to attend
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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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