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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-winningprogram 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 volunteersand re-entry partner organizationsso 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 OCOC 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 Carmen Ortiz at 503-945-0929 or Carmen.J.Ortiz@doc.state.or.us 
Home For Good Training Modules

Upcoming HGO Trainings
April 2012
Marion County
Contact for registration: Chaplain Kelly
     Raths 503-373-1673
Facilitator: Chaplain Kelly Raths
 April 2012
Region 8 (Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur,
Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa Counties)
Contact for registration: Chaplain Roger Haefer
Facilitators: Roger Haefer and Kim Wilson
Date:         Saturday, April 7, 2012
Time:         8:30am-2:00pm
Location:    First Christian Church            
                 685 Marion St NE
                 Salem OR 97301
 Date:         Monday, April 30, 2012
Time:         8:00am-2:00pm with a working lunch
Location:    Two Rivers Correctional Insitution
                 82911 Beach Access Rd
                 Umatilla OR 97882

HGO Links


External Links
Oregon CURE 
Oregon Reentry Wiki Site

Religious Services Links

Religious Services Rules and Policies