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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 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.

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Application and Training Material


Prior to attending the training it is necessary to complete the Background Form LEDS Check  and return to Debra.Foutch@doc.state.or.us  

Background Form LEDS Check

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 the chapter self-tests.  Please bring both with you to the training.  During the training you will 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 Debra Foutch at  503-378-8159 or Debra.Foutch@doc.state.or.us

Home For Good Training Modules

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Upcoming HGO Trainings

Eastern Oregon Area

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

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

                                       Email: Roger.L.Haefer@doc.state.or.us

Facilitator:                    Chaplain Roger Haefer




Salem Metro Area

(Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, & Yamhill Counties)

Registration Contact:   Chaplain Larry Bowen (503) 373-2144 x 423

                                        Email: Larry.D.Bowen@doc.state.or.us

Facilitator:                     Chaplain Larry Bowen      

Date:                               ​August 26, 2017                                                  

Time:                              8:00 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m.  

Location:                       Bethany Baptist Church              
                                                1150 Hilfiker Ln. SE
                              Salem, OR 97302


Portland Metro Area

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

                                        Email: Phillip.E.Holbrook@doc.state.or.us
Facilitator:                     Chaplain Phil Holbrook



Southern Oregon Area 

(Douglas, Coos Counties)
Registration Contact:   Chaplain Chris VonLobedan (503) 751-2264
                                        Email: Chris.E.VonLobedan@doc.state.or.us
Facilitator:                     Chaplain Chris VonLobedan  



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