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Homeless & ReEntry Helpers, Inc.
3936 Pendleton Way, Indianapolis, IN 46226 USA
(317) 547-0500
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HRH's Weekly Newsletter from www.IndianaHelpers.com - 23 February '09
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Editor's Notes

We have added over 700 organizations to our web site so far - with at least 150 more still to be added.  If you don't want to wait until we call your organization for verification, please give us a call and we will assign you a log-in and password, and tell you how to add and/or change the information on your organizations file.
HRH Logo's are now available - We have had several service providers, government agencies, and church's ask if they could add a link from their web site to ours so persons going to their web site could find services available to help their members and clients.  The answer of course is yes.  If you want to use one of our logos, just copy it from the "About HRH" link.
HRH's Bulletin Boards - Sometime next week HRH will be introducing its new "Bulletin Board" section on our web site.  Service Providers will be able to post jobs, housing, and other services they have available for those in need - Organizations can post items they may need for their clients, such as prisons may need cloths, or musical instruments, or an organization may need volunteers for an upcoming project - check back later for more details.

Our News You Can Use

The Indianapolis D.M.D. EXTENDS DEADLINE TO SUBMIT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS - RFQS TO HELP DETERMINE HOW TO SPEND NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION FUNDS - Due to very high interest in the use of $29 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Plan funds, The Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) for the City of Indianapolis is extending the deadline for submitting responses to DMDís Requests for Qualifications (RFQ). The original deadline was March 2nd. The new deadline is March 16th, 2009.  From the submissions the city will choose teams to partner with neighborhoods and other stakeholders to develop and implement specific projects. The City encourages partnerships with minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses. RFQs are available at the Cityís website www.Indy.gov, go to the DMD home page, click on community development and scroll down for the plan and RFQ.

Our Events Calendar

23Feb09 - The Hospitality Certification Program - is a 10-week class that teaches homeless or formerly-homeless participants a variety of skills, ranging from soft skills like customer service to more technical ones. The program begins the week of February 23rd. At the end, graduates will receive a certificate verifying they have the training needed to land a job. | For more information, contact: Sarah Cleveland, Care Coordinator, Hospitality Certification Program | 317-931-3055 # 1762

20Mar09 - Indy Homeless Connect presented by C.H.I.P. - Indiana Convention Center between 9: AM & 4: PM | For more information visit CHIP's Web Site.
30Mar09 thru 5Apr09 - Spring College Tour 2009 - YMCA Urban Mission Branch is sponsoring this years Spring College Tour.  | For additional information, contact: Nicole Rowan, 615 North Alabama Street, #400, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | 317-713-8574 voice, 317-269-6068 fax nrowan@indymca.org | Download a Flyer
1-3Apr09 - Peace in the Streets, Citywide Crime Prevention Youth Conference - Sponsored by Christamore House Family and Community Center | George Washington Community School | Youth in 5th thru 10th grade | For more information, please contact Jimmie Harrington at 317-635-7111 #230 | Download additional information
26Apr09 - HVAF of Indiana, Inc.ís 3rd Annual Walk/Jog-a-Thon - to Benefit Homeless Veterans and Families will be held on Sunday, at 964 N. Pennsylvania St. Registration will begin at 9:00 am.  For more information please contact Tina Shelley at 951-0688 # 227, or by email at tshelley@hvaf.org.

Our Job Fairs Calendar & Classified Ads for Jobs

4Mar09 - Workshops to find jobs - Adults are invited to a hands-on library workshop on using the Internet to find a job.  Included will be instruction on the best websites and library resources for resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and job openings. This program will be held in the Computer Training Lab at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., during the following dates from 9:30 to 11:30 AM:  Wednesday, March 4th - Wednesday, April 1st - Wednesday, May 6th - Wednesday, June 3rd.
22Apr09 - Operation: Hire A Hoosier Vet career fair - will be held at Stout Field, Building #9 in Indianapolis on Wednesday the 22nd of April from 0900 hours - 1500 hours | For more details, please contact 317-988-2415 | Download a flyer
For Jobs & Employment (Careers), click here: WorkOne's IndianaCareerConnect.com | IN DOC Job Fairs | State of IN Jobs | City of Indy & M/C Jobs | Indy Star (CareerBuilder) - 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 | Connect2Help Job Search Suggestions | Remember, Temporary & Part-Time Jobs can lead to Gainful and Full-Time Employment.

Our Quick Topics Page

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.

Our State Legislators & Government Officials Web Sites

Do you want or need to contact one of your elected officials?  Click on the link to their web site.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels | Indianapolis Mayor Gregory Ballard | Senator Richard Lugar | Senator Evan Bayh | Congressman Dan Burton, Indiana's 5th District | Congressman Andre Carson, Indiana's 7th District | Congressman Mike Pence, Indiana's 6th District |

Our Helpers Press Releases - They would like for you to read..

Office of the Mayor | City County Council

Our Helpers Calendars & Newsletters - They would like for you to read.

WorkOne - East WorkOne - West  |  Wayne Township Schools - Adult Basic Education 3Sep08 thru 31Jan09 | Warren Township's latest NewsletterBusiness Ownership Initiative - Upcoming Schedule of Work Shops | CHIP's 3rd Quarter Newsletter | Charitable Advisors - latest Not-for-Profit E-Newsletter | McCoy - latest Newsletter | Justice Center, ReEntry Policy Council - latest Newsletter | HVAF of Indiana |

Our Helpers Regularly Scheduled Meetings - They would like for you to attend

Meets Weekly - M.O.V.E. |
Meets Monthly - |  C.H.I.P. - C.H.I.P.'s Calendar |  

Our Research & Reference Info - The more you 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!

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 Volunteers 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 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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