SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
Tour of the Evansville Rescue Mission’s Residence Center

Agency: Evansville Rescue Mission, Inc.
Location: 500 E. Walnut Street, Evansville, IN 47713 – West Entrance
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Dan Sullivan
Email: dan.sullivan[at]ermstaff.org
Phone: 812.421.3800
Website: www.evansvillerescuemission.org

The Evansville Rescue Mission exists to glorify God by meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the homeless and poor and by sharing the life-changing message the “Jesus Saves”.

Thursday, April 3 Poverty Simulation
Hosted by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke & County Commissioner Joe Kiefer

Agency: Mayor’s Office and County Commissioners
Location: CK Newsome Center
Time: 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Taylor or Stephen Ralph (EV Christian Life Center)
Email: staylor[at]restoringpeople.com or sralph[at]restoringpeople.com
Phone: 812.423.9222

Attendance is limited.
Registration required at www.30daysofpoverty.com or call 812.423.9222

The Poverty Simulation is facilitated by the United Way of Southwestern Indiana and is a tool to help community members explore the many facets of poverty. Participants role-play the lives of low income families. The challenge is to cover all of the major material necessities a family has such as housing, utilities, food, daycare, health care, transportation, clothes and goods – on a limited budget for one month. Reflection and discussion at the end of the simulation makes it a powerful tool for deepening engagement with issues of poverty.

Sunday, April 6- Friday, April 11
Money Smart Week

Agency: Evansville Public Libraries
Contact: Nathan Jochum
Email: nat[at]evpl.org
Phone: 812.759.7625
Website: www.evpl.org

Sunday, April 6
Money Smart Week Kickoff, Central Library Lobby, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 7
AARP Tax Aide, McCollough Library, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday, April 7
Retirement Planning, North Park Library, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8
AARP Tax Aide, Central Library, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9
Budgeting, Central Library Large Group Room, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 10
AARP Tax Aide, Red Bank Library, 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 10
Job Seeking for Teens, North Park Library, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11
AARP Tax Aide, McCollough Library, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 11
AARP Tax Aide, North Park Library, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® – The International Men’s March
to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence

Agency: Albion Fellows Bacon Center
Location: USI – UC Amphitheatre
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Christina Wicks
Email: christina.wicks[at]albionfellowsbacon.org
Phone: 812.422.9372

Albion provides the following services: 24-hour crisis lines for domestic violence and sexual assault, safe shelter, individual or support group counseling, legal advocacy, information and referral services.

Tuesday, April 8
Equal Pay Day

Agency: YWCA
Location: YWCA
118 Vine Street, Evansville, IN 47708
Time: To be determined
Email: ywca[at]ywcaevansville.org
Phone: 812.422.1191
Website: www.ywcaevansville.org

The YWCA provides safe shelter and services to victims of domestic violence and their children in addition to transitional housing to homeless women in recovery from substance abuse. We also have an after-school and mentoring pogram for at-risk girls in grades 3-12 attending Title I schools. The YWCA also provides community programming related to the economic empowerment of women and racial justice.

Thursday, April 10
Sexual Assault Support Group

*Runs weekly through August

Agency: Albion Fellows Bacon Center
Location: Call for address
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Christina Wicks
Email: christina.wicks[at]albionfellowsbacon.org
Phone: 812.422.9372
*Registration required

Albion provides the following services: 24-hour crisis lines for domestic violence and sexual assault, safe shelter, individual or support group counseling, legal advocacy, information and referral services.

Friday, April 11
Homeless Services Council Meeting

Location: Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Kimron Reising, Chairperson
Website: www.destination-home.info
Phone: 812.422-0297

The Homeless Services Council of Southwest Indiana addresses the needs of homeless and near-homeless in Southwest Indiana and works to end homelessness in our communities.

Sunday, April 13
Shoeless Sunday Shoe Collection Drive

Agency: Evansville Christian Life Center
Location: Evansville Christian School – East Campus parking lot
4400 Lincoln Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Contact: Krista Decker
Email: kdecker[at]restoringpeople.com
Phone: 812.423.9222
Website: www.30daysofpoverty.com

Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. S4S advances its anti-poverty mission by collecting new and used shoes then distributing those shoes both via direct donations to people in need and by provisioning qualified micro-enterprise programs designed to create jobs in poor and disadvantaged communities. As we collect gently worn shoes for Soles4Souls, they will bring NEW shoes back into our Evansville community through these 3 local organizations: Evansville Christian Life Center, Dream Center, Potter’s Wheel.

Tuesday, April 15
Dinner Tour of Evansville Christian Life Center

Agency: Evansville Christian Life Center
Location: 509 S. Kentucky Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Susie Atherton
Email: info[at]restoringpeople.com
Phone: 812.423.9222
Website: www.restoringpeople.com
*Registration is required.

The Evansville Christian Life Center serves people in need in our community in three ways: physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our mission is to restore individuals and families to productive and independent living through Jesus Christ. To those we serve, we are a starting place on the path to measurable restoration through Christ.

Tuesday, April 15
Men’s Health Day

Free prostate cancer screening by USI Nurse Practitioner & students
for men over 50 years old or a family history of prostate cancer
Agency: The Potter’s Wheel
Location: 333 Jefferson Avenue, Evansville, IN 47713
Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Contact: Mike Kough
Email: kough_potterswheel[at]sbcglobal.net
Phone: 812.401.4440
Website: www.potterswheelministries.com
*Registration is required.

Potter’s Wheel is a Christian inner city ministry with a soup kitchen, clothing bank, GED, parenting skills classes, preschool reading program and five youth programs.

Wednesday, April 16
Circles® Initiative Informational Session

Want to get ahead in life instead of just getting by? Learn more about
this innovative campaign designed to move families forward
and transform communities.

Agency: Evansville Christian Life Center
Location: 509 S. Kentucky Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Stephen Ralph
Email: sralph[at]restoringpeople.com
Phone: 812.423-9222
Website: www.circlesevansville.com
*Registration is preferred.

Circles® is an innovative approach to ending poverty in our community. A Circle Leader works within a network of support, leveraging community resources as they equip themselves on their journey out of poverty toward self sufficiency.

Thursday, April 17
Re-entry Community Discussion

Location: Patchwork Central
100 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN 47713
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Mindy Niehaus
Email: homelink[at]destination-home.info
Phone: 812.437.9780

Saturday, April 19
Rise Up & Run 5K/10K, 1 Mile Prayer Walk, & Kids Dash

Agency: Evansville Christian Life Center
Location: Crossroads Christian Church
10800 Outer Lincoln Avenue, Newburgh, IN 47630
Time: Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.
Contact: Krista Decker
Email: kdecker[at]restoringpeople.com
Phone: 812.423-9222
Website: www.30daysofpoverty.com
*Registration is available online and onsite the day of the race.

Rise Up & Run benefits the Circles® Initiative. Circles® is an innovative approach to ending poverty in our community. A Circle Leader works within a network of support, leveraging community resources as they equip themselves on their journey out of poverty toward self sufficiency.

Wednesday, April 23
Breaking the Cycle Through Literacy

Agency: The Literacy Center
Location: 3411A First Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Jennifer Wigginton
Email: admin[at]litcenter.org
Phone: 812.429.1222
Website: www.litcenter.org

The Literacy Center is dedicated to improving basic adult literacy in our community. We offer free reading improvement instruction and adult education to individuals 18 and older.

Thursday, April 24
Take Back the Night March

Agency: Albion Fellows Bacon Center
Location: Tropicana Evansville – Events Plaza
421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47708
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Christina Wicks
Email: christina.wicks[at]albionfellowsbacon.org
Phone: 812.422.9372

Albion provides the following services: 24-hour crisis lines for domestic violence and sexual assault, safe shelter, individual or support group counseling, legal advocacy, information and referral services.

Thursday, April 24
Circles® Big View – Destination: Home Presentation

Agency: Evansville Christian Life Center
Location: Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Contact: Stephen Ralph
Email: sralph[at]restoringpeople.com
Phone: 812.423.9222

Circles® is an innovative approach to ending poverty in our community. Big View meetings are public meetings held on the 4th Thursday of each month to explore the barriers and solutions to ending poverty in our community.

Destination: Home establishes the parameters for ending homelessness in our community by addressing both the root causes and the effects of homelessness.

Monday, April 28
AIDS Resource Group Services Presentation

Agency: AIDS Resource Group
Location: Evansville Central Library, Browning Room
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Jillian Shade
Email: jcooper[at]argevansville.org
Phone: 812.421.0059
Website: www.argevansville.org

The mission of ARG is to provide quality specialized case management, HIV prevention, education, and support services to people living with, at-risk, or affected by HIV/AIDS. It is the goal of ARG to education and empower the community to recognize and reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS.

Tuesday, April 29
Bridges Out of Poverty Training, Part 1 & Part 2

Agency: Aurora
Location: Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center
1901 Lynch Road, Evansville, IN 47711
Contact: Patty Pyle
Email: patpyle[at]auroraevansville.org
Phone: 812.428.3246
Attendance is limited. Registration is required by April 22nd.
REGISTER ONLINE AT http://auroraevansville.org/event/bridges/.

Part 1 Training
Do you supervise or interact with anyone who experiences generational poverty? Bridges Out of Poverty Part 1 training helps you fully understand general characteristics of generational poverty.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Check in opens at 8:00 a.m.
Cost: $30

Part 2 Training
An extension of Bridges Out of Poverty Part 1, this training expands opportunities for discussion and interaction. Language experience, cognitive issues and barriers to change are covered in more detail along with skills of mediation, relationship building and mentoring. This workshop introduces strategies for changing program designs, policies and procedures to improve outcomes.

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Check in opens at Noon
Cost: $30

Part 1 and Part 2 may be taken together for a discounted price of $55 including lunch.

Wednesday, April 30
RESULTS Advocacy Training

Agency: Evansville Christian Life Center
Location: Evansville Central Library, Browning Room B
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Sharon Taylor
Email: staylor@restoringpeople.com
Phone: 812.423.9222
Website: www.results.org

The HSC Education Committee and RESULTS are partnering to empower ordinary people to become powerful voices in advocating for the end of poverty. Learn how to engage policy makers to support anti-poverty strategies and legislation by attending this community training.