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Missouri Reentry Conference to be Held Nov. 16-18

The 2011 Missouri Reentry Conference will be held November 16-18 at Tan-Tar-A Family Resort in the Lake of the Ozarks. The 6th annual conference features special tracks on: gender specific issues, program evaluations/logic models, transitional jobs, housing, mental health, substance abuse, community/family re-engagement programs, and faith-based support for Missouri's ex-offender population.

The conference is sponsored by Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS), the Missouri Department of Corrections, the Missouri Department of Social Services, and the Family and Community Trust (FACT).

Conference Information

Conference Registration and Tan-Tar-A Reservations:
  • $110 special conference registration fee per person (includes conference materials, welcome reception, two breakfasts and a lunch). Does not include hotel rooms. The registration fee increases to $125 per registrant after November 5, including on-site registrations. Walk-ins are not encouraged. CEUs planned to be awarded.
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED. On-site registration available.

  • $62 special Tan-Tar-A room rate per person, per night. Discounted room rates will be honored through October 11. Make reservations by calling 1-800-826-8272, or by clicking the link below. Ask for the "ARCH" room rate or type it in as the Group ID if registering online.
  • Register online for a room at Tan-Tar-A

ReWorking ReEntry Workshop to be Held October 13

Area reentry, Department of Corrections, and justice officials are invited to the next STAR Professional Development Series: ReWorking ReEntry on Thursday, October 13. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express downtown at 811 North 9th Street.

Topics for the ReWorking ReEntry include job searching strategies, completing the application, the resume and how its one of the most important job hunting tools, interviewing tips, how to keep a job, and employment resources for ex-offenders.

A continental breakfast and parking (garage north of hotel on 9th street) are provided. Please register by October 7 by calling 314-289-5640. Provide name(s), organization, and phone number. Sponsored by STAR's Community Relations + Awareness Subcommittee.

EX-MAD To Be Held October 15

Mark your calendars for the third Saturday in October and join Manasseh Ministry for a special evening to celebrate and recognize ex-offenders making a positive change in their lifestyles and their communities. The EX-MAD 5th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Banquet will be held October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Northside Banquet Center on 5959 Goodfellow in St. Louis.

The Event will feature dinner and a live jazz band, scholarship awards for children of ex-offenders, positive change awards for ex-offenders, and an all-around great time. Selena J will serve as the Emcee, while Kim Hudson will be a presenter and DeAndre Harris-Bey will be a guest speaker for the event.

Admission is $40. For more information, click HERE.

EX-MAD To Be Held October 15

Mark your calendars for the third Saturday in October and join Manasseh Ministry for a special evening to celebrate and recognize ex-offenders making a positive change in their lifestyles and their communities. The EX-MAD 5th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Banquet will be held October 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Northside Banquet Center on 5959 Goodfellow in St. Louis.

The Event will feature dinner and a live jazz band, scholarship awards for children of ex-offenders, positive change awards for ex-offenders, and an all-around great time. Selena J will serve as the Emcee, while Kim Hudson will be a presenter and DeAndre Harris-Bey will be a guest speaker for the event.

Admission is $40. For more information, click HERE.

"Speed Networking: Prisoner and Ex-Offender Services" to be held August 25

Send Me St. Louis will hold a "Speed Networking: Prisoner and Ex-Offender Services" presentation on Thursday, August 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Modeled on the matchmaking concept of "speed dating," this speed networking session is designed to help you and your ministry foster dynamic connections with others who are invested in service to prisoners and ex-offenders.

The free networking event is designed for staff and lay leaders from congregations and faith-based organization who are involved in current prisoner/ex-offender ministries, considering the development of prisoner/ex-offender ministry, seeking volunteers for existing ministry, seeking collaborations and/or resources for ministry, or those hoping to contribute material resources or volunteer time in prisoner/ex-offender ministry.

By engaging in this event, participants will be given the valuable opportunity to collaborate with others involved in their field without doing the legwork of researching, bouncing emails back and forth, or playing phone tag with other programs/ministries. Instead, participants will engage individuals with a variety of expertise, resources, and knowledge in a brief, informal setting.

The event will be held at the Lutheran Hour Ministries (660 Mason Ridge Center Drive). For more information or details, click HERE.

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