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

Please support this organization.  Wendy and her crew are doing some great things at the Indiana Women's Prison.  This Friday, the 26th of September Angel's Wings, Inc. - is sponsoring another in-prison baby shower.  They have been informed by the prison that it will be one of our largest showers yet.  They need your HELP!  They are expecting at least 30 expectant Moms, which translates into 30 diaper bags (about $5 each), 30 brand new baby outfits (about $10 each), and even a lot more than that for supplies to fill the bags.  The diaper bags provided to each caregiver costs Angel's Wings about $30.  Then we also purchase giveaways, prizes and food for the celebration.  |  Won't you please consider sponsoring at least one of these families and help them encourage these mothers to bond with their unborn children and get excited about bringing a life into the world?!!  Just $150 could provide a brand new diaper bag filled with much-needed supplies for 5 families!  |  Angel's Wings is COMPLETELY 100% VOLUNTEER-DRIVEN?  That means that not only is your gift tax-deductible, but 100% of your financial contribution goes directly to serve the women and infants at the Indiana Women's Prison.  |  If you would like to make a donation, please make checks/money orders payable to Angel's Wings and mail it to: Wendi Middleton, Founder & Executive Director, P.O. Box 2889, Indianapolis, IN 46206-2889 or give her a call at 317-691-3304 | Email her at: wendi@angelswingsinc.org  |  Check out their web site: www.angelswingsinc.org

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

Our News

Last week Hurricane Ike 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

Our Events Calendar

24Sep08 Wednesday - 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
19Nov08 Wednesday - Indiana Multicultural Career Fair - Presenting the 17th Annual, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - Campus Center, Indianapolis, IN | from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Over 80 Employers Expected With Opportunities In: Accounting ~ Finance ~ Sales ~ Marketing ~ Engineering ~ Technology ~ Computer Science ~ Communication ~ Healthcare ~ Management ~ Government ~ Non-Profit ~ and many more!

Our Job Fairs Calendar & Classified Ads for Jobs

23Sep08 Tuesday - Indianapolis Star Career Diversity and Education Fair is Coming! - Come prepared to "wow" top tier employers. Distribute your resume and get FACE-TO-FACE time with potential employers. | The Indiana Convention Center Hall E, 100 South Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225 - 12:00pm- 4:30pm
24Sep08 Wednesday - Correctional Officer Applicants Pendleton Correctional Complex - 4490 West Reformatory Road, Pendleton, Indiana 46064. Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm.  Applicants need to have their applications on line prior to the job fair to receive an interview.  Applicants should bring their driver’s license and high school diploma to the job fair.
23Oct08 Thursday - Monster.com - Meet with top employers from Indianapolis at the...  Indianapolis Job Fair | Sheraton Hotel City Centre, 31 W Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204 | from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM | Get additional information and directions 317-635-2000.
WorkOne's IndianaCareenConnect.com  |  IN DOC Job Fairs  |  City of Indy & M/C Jobs  |  Indy Star - 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  |

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 Helpers Press Releases

Office of the Mayor | City County Council

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 Needs - Our Helpers need Help Too!

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.
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 Volunteers & Helpers Always 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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