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Homeless & ReEntry Helpers, Inc.
7528 Pendleton Pike, Indianapolis, IN 46226 USA
(317) 547-0500
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Weekly Newsletter 28 July 08 for www.IndianaHelpers.com
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Editor's Notes -
New Brochure - Because you asked, we have put together a brochure that you can pass out to your clients or potential volunteers, teachers, tutors, mentors, etc.  Click on:
HRH's Brochure

New ReEntry Listings- Even though our automated data base will not be completed for another couple of weeks we have added 34 names to our ReEntry & ExOffenders Programs Page for your review - with limited contact information, meaning you will have to call them for details on their services.
Our Quick Topics Page - Over 140 Topics in 29 categories
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 Events Calendar -
1Aug08 - Flanner House
will be hosting its Annual Golf Outing.  This year we are Commemorating 110 years of social service assistance to the Indianapolis community.  We are hoping to surpass last year’s success.  Players, Sponsors, Volunteers are always needed.  Please see the attached Information Flyer for further information, or call: 317-925-4231 # 244

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
Our News -
21Jul08 Mayor Greg Ballard announced today that Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy will serve as the Chairperson of the City’s ex-offender re-entry effort. Dungy’s role will include working with ex-offenders and potential employers.  Click on: Press Release
Our Job Fairs Calendar -
30Jul08 Wednesday - Correctional Officer Applicants Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility, 2596 Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214 | 11:00am - 6:00pm - Applicants need to have their applications online prior to the job fair to receive an interview. IN.gov Employment Opportunities    Applicants should bring their driver’s license and high school diploma to the job fair.
4-5Aug08 Monday & Tuesday - 4 & 5Aug08 the "Mayor's ReEntry Employment Fair" will be held at Ivy Tech Community College on Monday the 4th, and Tuesday the 5th of August.  Please Note: to be eligible to participate you must be referred by an (already approved) community service provider, and you must attend DAY ONE one in order to return for DAY TWO of the employment fair.  For additional information, please click on: Mayor's Fair Flyer.
12Aug08 Tuesday - Indianapolis Job Fair - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sheraton Hotel City Centre, 31 W Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
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.
The Marion County Reentry Court is 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
Our Helpers Press Releases -
Office of the Mayor |
Our Helpers Calendars - They want you to check regularly
WorkOne - East WorkOne - West  |  Wayne Township Schools |
Our Helpers Regularly Scheduled Meetings - They would like for you to attend
C.H.I.P.  |  The H.O.P.E. Team  |  M.O.V.E.  |
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 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, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. for additional Department of Correction information, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. Volunteer Form.
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