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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 - 18May '09
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Editor's Notes
Volunteers Needed at Westside Pride Park Playground Come Join us for Volunteer for Build Week - June 3rd thru the 7th (rain or shine) | Skilled & Un-Skilled, Men and Women (18yr and older) | Childcare will be provided, Food on site | Visit our website to volunteer on-line and choose your time slots. | Please visit: www.WestSidePridePark.com  or call Sherri Walker at our Volunteer Hotline at 317-839-7444, or e-mail her at Lwalker756@aol.com | Download their Flyer

Our News You Can Use

Solicitation for Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry Grants Released - The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice, has released the solicitation for Second Chance Act Youth Offender Reentry grants (Section 101).  Funding under this section is available to help state and local agencies implement programs and strategies to reduce recidivism and ensure the safe and successful reentry of juveniles who have been incarcerated. | Click here to download the solicitation.
The Indianapolis Urban League is introducing its Community Access & Reintegration Effort (CARE) program - If you know anyone that is looking for a job and is serious about their future, they may qualify for this program. | Their qualifications must be: Unemployed individuals between the ages of 18-30, with nonviolent, non-sexual felony offenses.  Must have been recently released, 90 days or less.  Must be interested in getting the necessary skills and making the changes needed to obtain work.  Must be ready to make a commitment to bettering their life.  If the answer is yes to all of the above, the CARE program can help them.  To learn more about this program, please call 317-693-7653 or 317-693-7655 | Download Flyer

Our Events Calendar

19May09 Tuesday (1st night) - The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis - is happy to continue its efforts in training volunteer mentors to support those families in our community who have been stricken by homicide. For the past 10 years, the Ecumenical Project for Reconciliation and Healing has offered a 21-hour course that has successfully prepared over 150 mentors for this important work. We are looking to begin our next training class on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. The classes will run from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm each Tuesday night through June 30, 2009. | We are inviting you and/or those involved in your outreach ministry to apply to the volunteer mentor training class (free of charge). Please find attached an application (which you may duplicate as necessary) and a tentative course outline. I am asking that you please return completed applications to me by via fax 317-926-5373 or snail mail at 1100 West 42nd Street, Suite 345, Indianapolis, IN 46208. | Download additional information | Download Application
21May09 Thursday - Forest Manor Multi-Service Center is sponsoring Real Men - Real Talk | Addressing the issuer of drugs and violence in our community from 6:00 to 8:00 PM |    Guest Panelist are: Olgen Williams, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhoods, City of Indianapolis Byron Alston, Founder, Save the Youth, Inc. S.A. Tinnin-Bey, Behavioral Specialist, Indianapolis Public School System | Location: Forest Manor Multi-Service Center 5603 East 38th Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46218 | Please contact Bryan Chatfield to RSVP at 317-327-7008 or E-mail: bchatfield@fmmsc.org | Download Flyer
21May09 Thursday - Deadline for Workshop Proposals - Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) -
The Ending Homelessness Conference Track Planning Committee is seeking presenter and content proposals for the following workshop sessions for this year's Statewide Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development. | All Proposals Due Date:  May 21,2009. | Dates of Conference:  September 1, 2009 - September 2, 2009. | Audience: Emergency Homeless Shelters, Transitional Housing for the Homeless and Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless. | Please submit all proposals to: Tommy Tabor, Member Services Manager, 2105 N. Meridian Street, Suite 102, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, 317-920-2300 # 14, 317-920-2310 fax, Email Tommy at: ttabor@iaced.org | More more information, please visit www.iaced.org.
31May09 Sunday - Emerson Avenue Baptist Church - You are cordially invited to an Open House from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Come celebrate with us and tour our renovated space. We invite you to celebrate with us and tour the space to see and imagine where your current or future need for space intersects with our building. Our newly reconfigured rooms provide more than 3,500 square feet of flexible, adaptable space that is suitable for small, medium, and large-sized gatherings.  So come join us, have some refreshments, and see what choices the space can offer you.  Please feel free to bring any guests. | Godspeed, Reverend Janet F. Hoover, Pastor | For more information call: 317-356-0965 | Download Flyer
14Jun09 Sunday - Homeward Bound (5 kilometer walkathon) | Join thousands of Hoosiers in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide housing and fight homelessness in Indiana! | Veterans Memorial Plaza | www.homewardboundindiana.org.  Please check out our site for yourself as well as pass the information along or email me at: joann.morris@Clarian.org .  If you have any questions please feel free to call me at: 317-931-3055 # 1763.
1Aug09 & the 8th, 14th & 15th - 10th Annual African Festival - presented by The City of Indianapolis & African Community International | Contact: 317-927-9777 or 317-327-3687 | www.africancommunity.net | Download Flyer
Our Job Fairs Calendar & Classified Ads for Jobs
27May09 Wednesday - Marilyn Pfisterer City County Council District 14 - is having a Job Fair from 10 AM to 2 PM at Lakeview Christian Center.  It is Wifi connected to allow applicants to apply online that day.  If you have additional Questions, let me know, Marilyn at 317-244-7156.
20Jul09 Monday - Indianapolis Career Fair - Sheraton Hotel City Centre Click here to Register
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 | CareerJet - Jobs in Indy & Nationwide | Non-Profit Career Center Jobs | Remember, Temporary & Part-Time Jobs can lead to Gainful and Full-Time Employment.

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 Mike Pence, Indiana's 6th District | Congressman Andre Carson, Indiana's 7th District | Congressman Brad Ellsworth, Indiana's 8th 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.

View the Mayor's latest Newsletter | 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 Classes

Flanner House - has a new 7 week job readiness life Skills to Success class (STS).  It meets Monday thru Friday from 9:00 noon. Interested in registration for the May class, please contact Randolph Douglas at 317-925-4231 # 244.
Addicted to Christ (A.T.C.) Counseling & help for addictions, abuse, depression for all ages. | Meets weekly - every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. Family members welcome! | Contact: D. Ivey at 317-414-6611 or visit their Web Site.

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
Information on Grants
Grants for Mentoring Children of Prisoners - Department of Health & Human Services - Administration for Children and Families | Link to Full Announcement
Solicitation for Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Grants Released -
the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice, released the solicitation for Second Chance Act mentoring grants for juvenile populations (Section 211). Funding under this section is available to help public agencies and nonprofit organizations implement mentoring projects to promote the safe and successful reintegration into the community of youth who have been incarcerated. | Click here to download the solicitation. - The deadline for applications is 8:00 p.m. ET on June 15, 2009.
Government Grant Information
- on "Second Chance Funds" and the "Economic Recovery Grants", please visit our Reference Info link.

Our Research & Reference Page - The more you know, the more you can help.

Need important facts and information on the Homeless and/or ReEntry Industry?  Click out: Our Research & Reference Page

Our Needs Page - Our Prisons, Our Homeless, and Our Helpers need Help Too!

Coming Soon - HRH's Bulletin Board - Each organization needing help will have its own "Page" on our bulletin board, allowing the general public to search those organizations to find where they may volunteer their time and/or to help out with other things they have to offer. | Until our Bulletin Board is complete visit Our Needs Page

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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