Action with Sheriff Williams to Recoup $600,000 in Funding for JREC

ICARE was instrumental in recently compelling Sheriff Williams to secure increased funding to the Jacksonville Re-Entry Center (JREC), a program with a proven track record of successfully assisting ex-offenders in returning to their communities. Although we succeeded in increasing funding to JREC to $1.5 million, JSO lost $600,000 of that annual funding. We will be asking Sheriff Williams to commit to recoup the full $1.5 million JREC budget by 2019. We will ask for this commitment on Tuesday, January 23rd, 12:30 pm to 3 pm at Greater Grant Memorial AME (5533 Gilchrist Road). We need as many people as possible to show up to demonstrate to Sheriff Williams that JREC is a priority to this city and it must receive additional funding.

Justice Sunday

Jan. 14 is Justice Sunday!  On that day ICARE Justice Ministry Network members from UUCJ will be commissioned.  This is the group who will keep you informed of ICARE progress and promote attendance at the Annual Nehemiah Assembly on April 23.  Let’s support their efforts.

ICARE Community Problems Assembly

Nov. 14 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 720 Arlington Rd. N, at 7 PM

ICARE gets results!  Be a part of justice in Jacksonville! All Justice Ministry Network members are expected to be there.  Anyone interested in the efforts of ICARE is invited. All JMNs will be voting on a new problem to be addressed this year.

Contact Lois Hoeft Lbhjax2@comcast.net or 904-477-8320 for more information.

ICARE House Meeting Schedule

The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Rehabilitation and Empowerment (ICARE) begins each year listening to member’s concerns.
There is still time to participate. Plan now to attend one of these meetings.

Saturday, OCTOBER 7, 12:30 PM – Lois Hoeft at her home – Lbhjax2@comcast.net  904-477-8320

Sunday OCTOBER 15, 12:15 PM – Meg Rohal at church – rohal@comcast.net     904-403-6982

ICARE House Meeting Schedule

The Interfaith Coalition for Action, Rehabilitation and Empowerment (ICARE) begins each year listening to member’s concerns.

Plan to attend one of the following:

  • Friday, SEPT. 22, 6:30 PM – Brian Lapinski at his home -blapinsk@gmail.com   904-525-3309
  • Sunday, OCTOBER 1, 12:15 PM – Liz Lippincott at church – lizlippincott531@gmail.com    904-571-6357
  • Saturday, OCTOBER 7, 12:30 PM – Lois Hoeft at her home – Lbhjax2@comcast.net  904-477-8320
  • Sunday, OCTOBER 15, 12:15 PM – Meg Rohal at church – rohal@comcast.net     904-403-6982

ICARE Celebration

ICARE Justice Ministry Network members:

The Celebration, the final event of the year is Tuesday, May 9 at the Woodlawn Presbyterian Church at 3026 Woodlawn Rd, 32209.   Food is served at 6pm.  The meeting will begin at 7pm.

As a Pacesetter congregation let’s be there to celebrate:

  • ICARE is 20 years old this year – some of the original members will be honored.
  • ICARE has improved life in Jacksonville is many ways which will be highlighted.
  • UUCJ has led the way on the research teams, attendance at the Nehemiah Assembly and supporting Phillip Baber as a co-President of ICARE.  These efforts will be recognized.
  • UUCJ is a strong supporter of the Investment Drive for ICARE.  Bring your checkbook to participate.

Tickets will be available April 30 and May 7 at church.  Let Lois Hoeft (477-8320 or Lbhjax2@comcast.net) know if want to carpool from the church at 5:20 PM.

ICARE Nehemiah Assembly

Abyssinia Baptist Church
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

ICARE will gather over 1750 people at Abyssinia Baptist Church to address community problems with our Sheriff, State Attorney, and Superintendent. This event will focus on the opening of the Homeless Day Center, increased funding for the Jacksonville Reentry Center, Civil Citations to stop youth arrests and a wealth build strategy that will open a community owned grocery store in Northwest Jacksonville. This is a free event and is open to the public. We ask that you fill out a ticket when you attend.

A bus will be available at 5:30 PM on March 27.  Sign up at Social Hour on March 26 or contact Lois Hoeft at 904-477-8320 or Lbhjax2@comcast.net.

See the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1860014390878868/