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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


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 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 Debra Foutch at 503-378-8159 or Debra.Foutch@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





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, April 4th, 2015
Time:                              8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location:                       Peoples Church
                                     4500 Lancaster Dr. NE 
                                     Salem, OR 97305




Portland Metro Area

Registration Contact:  Chaplain Phil Holbrook (503) 280-6646  x 248

Facilitator:                     Chaplain Phil Holbrook  e-mail: Phillip.E.Holbrook@doc.state.or.us

Date:                               Friday, April 10, 2015

Time:                              1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location:                       Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s Interchurch Center

                                               0245 SW Bancroft St.

                                               Portland Oregon 97239 Portland Oregon 97239  


Please note that this address can be hard to find using online map functions, so check this link for driving and bus directions:  http://emoregon.org/directions.php
You will also want to leave extra time to be sure you arrive in time for the whole training.  



Southern Oregon Area 

(Douglas, Coos Counties)
Registration Contact:  Chaplain Chris Von Lobedan -- (541) 751-2264         
Facilitator:   Chaplain Chris Von Lobedan:  Christopher.E.VonLobedan@doc.state.or.us




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