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HRH's Weekly Newsletter from www.IndianaHelpers.com - 1 December '08
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Editor's Notes

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We have several organizations that need your help for the holidays, please view our "Our Needs" section below.  Thanks for for helping others.
Connect2Help (Dial 2-1-1) - has put together a list for people needing help during the upcoming Holidays.  Please download and distribute it to your appropriate clients. | For December & Christmas

Our News

Whitney Lee of the The Indianapolis Business Journal - has written a good article on Pen Products and The Indiana Department of Correction - A captive work force $40M prison work program helps inmates, businesses | To view the article, click here

Our Events Calendar

3Dec08 Wednesdayat 11:00 AM - The Indianapolis Neighborhood Network Consortium - is hosting a free Medicaid Waiver workshop at the Hickory Grove Apartments (9750 E. 25th St.). This workshop will be beneficial for seniors, care providers, non-profit organizations, Medicaid administrators, community agencies, and case managers. | Please register by December 2. To register, call 890-1624. | Download Workshop Flyer
6Dec08 Saturday at 9:00 AM - Komen for the Cure's Circle of Promise - Please share this information and take advantage of a wonderful opportunity.  The men on this list, share this with your wives, girlfriends, daughters, and mothers, you may save their life and at least a lot of misery of going through treatment in the late stages.  Komen for the Cure's Circle of Promise is designed to engage African American women to help end breast cancer forever by fostering increased awareness, support, empowerment and action.  We are inviting African American Women to attend a Free 1/2 day seminar at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1003 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN.  |  Rev. Dr. Carl Liggins is the Host Pastor. The day will motivate and inspire African American women to become a champion in their own breast health while advocating for those loved ones around them. This event is FREE. Participants will enjoy a free breakfast, and fun giveaways. | Reservations are required: please call 317-638-2873, or email: wendy_noe@komenindy.org
19Dec08 Friday at 11:00 AM  - National Homeless Persons "Memorial Service - For over a decade, Indianapolis has participated in the nationally observed Homeless Person's Memorial Service on the winter solstice - the shortest day and longest night of the year.  This service honors the neighbors who were homeless and have passed away and draws attention to the causes of homelessness.  All are welcome to attend. | For additional information, please contact Emily Hervey at ehervey@chipindy.org or call 317-630-0853 #210

Our Job Fairs Calendar & Classified Ads for Jobs
Temporary & Part-Time Jobs can lead to Gainful and Full-Time Employment

We have not been notified of any job fairs for this period.
WorkOne's IndianaCareerConnect.com  |  IN DOC Job Fairs  |  State of IN Jobs  |  City of Indy & M/C Jobs  |  Indy Star (careerbuilders) - 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 |

Our Quick Topics Page - Over 150 Topics

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.
Coming Soon: HRH is in the process of putting together its NEW Information Directory.  It will be a printed version of most of the information on this web site (when completed) that will be made available to: homeless shelters, homeless & reentry service providers, persons in and out of our prisons, jails & work release centers, parole & probation officers, case workers, teachers, tutors, mentors as well as churches, and other faith and community based organizations.  It will be the most complete information directory for the homeless and persons in and out of prison system available anywhere.  To make sure you are in the new directory, please give us a call.

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 1Nov08 NewsletterBusiness Ownership Initiative - BOI Upcoming Schedule of Work Shops | CHIP's 3rd Quarter Newsletter |

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 and/or ReEntry Industry?  Click out: Our Research & Reference Page

Our Needs - Our Helpers need Help Too!

THE INDIANA WOMEN'S PRISON - Help Us to Help Others -
I.W.P. Community Outreach Department & Sheltered Workshop have joined efforts to give underprivileged children a wonderful Christmas stocking this year. IWP is committed to providing stockings to the following organizations: Indianapolis School 14: 700 Stockings, Indianapolis School 42: 40 Stockings, Indianapolis Julian Center: 40 Stockings, Deployed Militaryís Family (Family  Assistance Specialists): 400 Stockings, I.W.P. Family Preservation: 100 Stockings, Indianapolis Homeless Initiative: 220 Stockings - IWP has already made 1500 Christmas Stockings and is filling each with a handcrafted stuffed animal, hat, scarf, friendship bracelets & finger puppets. To complete the stockings, we need Your help! Without your help, the stockings will not be filled. | Click here to view IWP's WISH LIST |  Call Tammy Atwood, Indiana Womenís Prison, 401 N. Randolph Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 | Call 317-639-2671 # 216 | Her email address is:   TAtwood@idoc.in.gov
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 #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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