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HHOOT's Mission Statements
Homeless & ReEntry
HRH’s mission is to offer an
Information & Referral Web Site (Community Resource
Center) for the Homeless & ReEntry Industry. HRH’s
web site is for those in need, their case workers,
service providers, parole & probation officers,
pastors, mentors, volunteers, landlords, and
businesses who help those in need, we call "Our
Others Outreach Team (HHOOT)
HHOOT’s mission is
to bring Volunteers, Street Outreach, Street
Ministries & Service Providers together to better
serve our Homeless, our Seniors, our Veterans, and
Offenders & ExOffenders in & out of our Prisons &
Jails. If you have the passion and the heart for
helping those in need, HRH and HHOOT wants to help
you help them!
We knew that most people in need of help obtaining a meaningful job, housing,
transportation, food, clothing, etc. usually did not have the
tools necessary to find that help. We knew there were multiple
service providers out there that had the ability to help people
but they did not know where all of those people were. We also
knew there were a few information sources available, but again,
not everyone knew where or how to find them. Someone needed to tie all that
information together into a central information data base, that
everyone could have access to, from a single source, that was
easy to use.
HRH's Solution Now:
Utilizing today's best information retrieval technology -
the internet, Old Don is providing this web site
for those who work with the homeless, and those either in, or out of, our
jails/prison system with an information data base that lists both "Faith" and
"Community Based" organizations (service providers), and
businesses that offer various goods and services that help those
in need. This is a FREE resource tool intended to Help "Our
Helpers" and those persons reaching out for a better way of life
for themselves and their families.
Providing information &
referral services to persons in need, and to persons
and organizations that are Helping persons in need, utilizing our: 1)
All-in-One Web Site; 2) Weekly Email Newsletter; 3) Web Site Print-Outs;
4) Network of Volunteers, Teachers, Tutors & Mentors
Goals: 5) Community Bulletin Board; 6) Network of Housing & Job Suppliers; and, 7) Build
a Homeless & ReEntry
Conference & Training Center that will act as a "Service
Bureau" for Service Providers.
HRH Owns these Domain Names:
Presently, they all point to this same site.
HRH's Logo's you can add to your
HRH's PowerPoint Presentation:
HRH has three PowerPoint
Our Presentation on HRH; 2)
Our ReEntry Presentation;
and, 3) Our Presentation on HHOOT (Helpers
Helping Others Outreach Team).
History - Written 16Jun08 (Revised 27Dec08
& 15Oct09 & 31Jul10 & 18Mar12):
We have had
several people ask us who we are, and why are we
offering this web site. To make a very long story
short, the founders name is Don Hawkins and he is an
ExOffender, he was discharged from the IN DOC in
2000 after serving 9 months for what he thought
should have been a civil matter, but as they say
that is another story.
When his father died
in 1964 he quit going to church and kicked God to
the curb. He did not understand why God would take
his father and leave his mother with three kids.
When he was in the Marion County Jail 36 years later he started
reading the Bible again. It was there that he
realized how stupid he had been to leave God and
Jesus Christ out of his life all of those years.
I It was then that the direction in his life was
When he was sent to Westville (DOC) they said that
he was not going to be there long enough (3 months)
to either qualify for a job (at Westville) or enter
their ReEntry program, but, that is where he started
attending church again. When he was released. they
gave him $75. and a stack of papers that represented
their "Going Home" package. During that time he
first realized that ReEntry did not seem to be a
priority to DOC. There was no organization
back then like there is today.
When he returned home he called Dan Berlin from
Prison Fellowship Ministries. Sometime in 2001 Dan
introduced him Charlie & Joyce Yant who had a street
ministries in downtown Indy of which he became part
of. Sometime in 2002 Dan introduced him to Kim
Boyd, Founder of The H.O.P.E. Team. He was a
H.O.P.E. Team Member for several years of which he
left on the 8th of March of 2008.
last six plus years (since Jan04), he has been part of a Bible
study group with Charlie & Joyce called Hands of
Hope Ministries, Inc. at the Plainfield Correctional
Facility (PCF). He has been one of Judy Helms'
(then Karen Butterworth's, and now Debbie Braun's)
mentors since just after the Plainfield ReEntry
Educational Facility (PREF) opened. After Ms. Boyd
asked him to sit in for her at one of the Plainfield
Community Advisory Board Meetings, Superintendent
Mike Lloyd (then Acting Superintendent) asked him to
serve on the Community Advisory Board as an
individual. Since then Superintendent Brett Mize of
the Pendleton Correctional Facility has asked him to
serve on their Community Advisory Board and help
them expand their volunteer program. He now serves
on eight Community Advisory Boards in Indiana's
In May of 2008, Khadijah Muhammad the new Director
of ReEntry, asked him to serve on Mayor Ballard's
new Task Force for ReEntry of which he is looking
forward to working with her, and Olgen Williams, the
new Deputy Mayor. He is now proud to say that the
IN DOC, the Governors office, and the Mayors offices
is taking ReEntry very seriously and have been
working diligently with the private sector to
provide successful ReEntry programs for persons in
and out of our prison system.
In October of 2009
Rhiannon Williams, formerly of PACE/OAR was selected
by Mayor Ballard to be the new Director of ReEntry.
2010 Maxine Bryant was selected by Mayor Ballard to
be the new Director of ReEntry.
2012 Dr. Reverend Jenkins (formally with Homeless &
ReEntry Helpers, Inc. and Prison Fellowship
Ministries) was selected by Mayor Ballard to be the
new Director of ReEntry. HRH is looking
forward to working with him in the coming months and
This web site, weekly email
newsletters & bulletin board that he has established
is meant to bring together
information on goods and services that our government and the private
sector have to offer those in need, into a single source, so that "the
left hand knows what the right hand is doing".
HRH's Web Site:
Homeless & ReEntry Helpers Web Site was designed for businesses,
teachers, tutors, mentors, case workers, specialists & Helpers of all
kinds. It is meant to be "An All-in-One Information and Referral
Web Site that "Helpers" can use to Help those in need!
When Phase II is complete - You can
now search our over 1,450 service providers from over 350 topics and 36
categories from 92 Counties in Indiana.
When Phase III is completed, case workers, specialists, probation &
parole officers, pastors, service providers, etc. will be able to search
for individual jobs, housing, etc. thru a confidential, password protected
information base for those in need.
Our Web Site States: “If You Need Help, Please Note”
HRH is only an information
gathering and referral service organization. HRH is not a direct
provider of any monies, goods, or services other than providing
information and referrals on how to get those monies, goods, or services
- via our web site, our email newsletters, and our web site print-outs.
HRH is not qualified nor equipped to help most people in need, or in and
out of jail/prison. For those who call our offices, and don't have
access to the Internet, we refer them to Service Providers (Our Helpers)
listed on our web site that we believe are equipped and qualified to
HRH's Current Mission & Future Goals:
Provide Our participating Service
Providers in the Homeless and ReEntry Industry, and the people they
serve with the below services.
1. An All-in-One Web Site - thru
Compile an information data base of existing service
providers that serves our community;
2. A Weekly Newsletter - thru Emails.
Keep our service providers, case workers,
volunteers/helpers, etc. informed of the services,
current and future events in our industry;
3. An Information Pass-Out's System - thru Services Providers, Jails,
Prisons & Shelters
printed info to the Homeless and those in and out of
the prison system
4. A Network of Volunteers/Helpers - thru the Weekly Newsletter.
Build a network of; teachers, tutors, mentors, pastors, case
workers, specialists, etc.
to be volunteers/helpers that can help our service providers
and those in need;
5. A Network of Housing & Job Providers - thru ongoing
advertising & telemarketing.
Build a network of business owners/managers/workers that can
supply our service providers
with new and existing housing & job opportunities to those
6. A Homeless and ReEntry Conference and Training Center
("Service Bureau" for Service Providers).
Provide a location for
on-going training; to case workers, service providers,
officers, pastors/chaplains, that will help them help others.
HRH's Weekly Newsletter
Our Newsletter is designed to be
emailed to members of the homeless & reentry industry each weekend. Our
Helpers are teachers, tutors, mentors, case workers, specialists,
pastors, business leaders/managers, church leaders, etc.
Our Weekly Newsletter includes information on:
Our Helpers Events Calendar
Our Helpers Job Fairs Calendar
Our Helpers News
Our Helpers Needs
Our Helpers Press Releases
Our Helpers Calendars
Our Helpers Meetings
Our Volunteers/Helpers Info
The Deadline for HRH’s next Newsletter is
the end of the day each Friday.
HRH's Volunteer/Helper Program:
It’s a Proven Fact, “Together,
We Can Make a Difference”
While researching successful, and
not so successful homeless and reentry programs around the country we
found that the most successful programs (both faith based and community
based), were those that had an active base of community volunteers
working with the local; government agencies, prisons, and existing
service organizations. Proving that, “Working Together is Better”. One
of HRH’s goals is to help build a successful community volunteer/helper
program that will better serve its individuals and their families in
Types of Organizations that Serves
the Homeless & the ReEntry Industry
Our “Helpers” can be found on HRH’s
Our Web Site, Our Weekly
Newsletter’s, and Our Telemarketing Services are focused; first
& foremost on the people that are homeless and those in and out
of the prison system, and second, on those people and
organizations that can and/or want to help those and other
people in need.
Federal, State, City, County,
Presently and Phase II of our Business Plan, HRH is focused on
the ReEntry clients and service providers that help ReEntry
HRH will focus on the Homeless clients within 120 days after the
web site data base is completed.
At present most of the types of organizations listed on this
list are working independently of each other. Most do work with
others at times but not to the point they are solving the
overall problems for the majority of people needing their
HRH is hoping to bring them all together via
Our Web Site, Our Weekly Newsletter and Our Telemarketing
Services, allowing them to better serve the community.
Prisons & Jails
Case Workers &
Probation & Parole Officers
Churches & Religious Groups
Chaplains, Pastors &
Asians, & Indians
Universities & Technical Schools
Teachers, Tutors &
Service Providers of Goods & Services
Case Workers &
Case Workers &
The Private Sector
Business Owners &
Hospitals & Clinics
Care Givers, Psychologists,
Property Owners & Rental Managers
To list homes/places to live
Volunteers & Helpers
Mentors, Advocates & Neighborhood Groups
Family & Friends
Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, etc.
The People Needing
It is also their responsibility to try and
help themselves, both before and after they get out of prison.
We Want You! - To Be One Of Our
If you want to be an HRH Helper and volunteer as a teacher, tutor, or
mentor, etc., please give us a call and we can help direct you to an
organization that can use your special services and talents.
HRH's Legal Information:
H.R.H. is a Non-Profit, Non-Political, Indiana Corporation that was
formed on the 14th of August 2008 | Our Fed ID #: 26-2548161 | Our IN
TID #: 0133925595 | Our DUN #: 828277835 |
HRH's 501 (c) (3) was approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
on the 19th of Nov 2008 as a Public Charity. We don't receive any local
government dollars, and hopefully our funding will come from
foundation-based grants, sponsorships, and donations.
Form #14 (Revised 21Aug10 at 1130 by DEH)