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Home For Good In Oregon Trainings
HGO Program
"Transforming lives through faith to increase public safety by reducing recidivism"
Home for Good in Oregon (HGO) is an award-winning program of the Department of Corrections based on a vast statewide network of faith and community-based volunteers and organizations working together.  Starting with applications received from offenders wanting faith and community support following release, HGO provides information, support and supervision through its 45 trained volunteer community chaplains and hundreds of trained community volunteers and re-entry partner organizations so that faith and community-based support and services can be effective used to insure successful transition of offenders from prison to the community.  Make the decision, today, to be come a part of the HGO and do your part in creating a healthier and safer community.

Application and Training Material

HGO Training  
Being an approved ODOC community volunteer starts with completing community-based training.  Scheduled trainings in your area are listed on this page as well as information for registering.  Prior to attending the training it is necessary to complete two self-paced modules and return the chapter self-tests.  Following the training it is necessary to complete the HGO Volunteer Application which is then submitted to the ODOC for processing.  If you are approved you will receive a letter from ODOC confirming your new approved community volunteer status.  If you have any questions contact Dennis Holmes at 503-378-2524 or Dennis.R.Holmes@doc.state.or.us  
Home For Good Training Modules

Upcoming HGO Trainings

Eastern Oregon Area

(Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, & Wallowa Counties)

Registration Contact:  Chaplain Roger Haefer (541) 523-9560

                                       E-mail: Roger.L.Haefer@doc.state.or.us

Facilitator:                    Chaplain Roger Haefer

Date:                             Friday, March 28, 2014

Time:                             9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:                      Two Rivers Correctional Institution

                                      82911 Beach Access Rd.

                                      Umatilla, OR 97882


Salem Metro Area  (Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties)

Registration Contact:   Chaplain Larry Bowen (503) 373-1673

                                        E-mail: Larry.D.Bowen@doc.state.or.us

Facilitator:                     Chaplain Larry Bowen

Date:                              Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time:                              9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location:                        United Pentecostal Church (Christian World Fellowship)

                                        4932 Liberty Street South

                                        Salem, OR 97306


Portland Metro Area

Registration Contact:  Chaplain Phil Holbrook (503) 280-6646 x248

Facilitator:                     Chaplain Phil Holbrook

Date:                               Sunday, March 16, 2014

Time:                               2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location:                         Highland Christian Center

                                        7600 NE Glisan Street

                                        Portland, OR 97213


Please check back often to see other trainings being offered in other areas.


HGO Links


External Links
Oregon CURE 
Oregon Reentry Wiki Site

Religious Services Links

Religious Services Rules and Policies