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Home for Good Mentors


Home for Good in Oregon (HGO) is a statewide program that works with hundreds of volunteer mentors from faith and community-based organizations. This re-entry program enables community members to provide offenders with a pro-social spiritual support system, which helps them to develop their spirituality and to learn new pro-social attitudes and ways of behaving without crime. Developing such pro-social networks, associates, and skills are key components of evidenced-based practices for reducing recidivism.

Mission: Utilize strategic partnerships between state and community faith-based organizations to build a seamless system of support and spiritual guidance that promotes the successful restoration of people from prison back to their families and communities. 

Purpose: Connect releasing AICs to faith based mentors, faith communities, and resources

Become a Mentor

To become an HGO mentor, please send HGO an email or contact an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) chaplain at a facility near you. The chaplain will be able to answer any questions you may have about HGO, and can guide you through the process of becoming an HGO mentor. As a part of that process, the chaplain will hold a one day training session for new mentors.

Upcoming Training Sessions

Facilitator: Chaplain Holbrook
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M. 
Location: ASIS Church, 6828 SE Holgate Blvd., Portland OR 97206

Prior to Training: If you are not a DOC volunteer at the present time, please make sure a background check has been completed.                                                          
  • Anyone interested in mentoring AICs who are returning to your community.
  • Any Religious Services person who volunteers inside a DOC Institution and is also interested in working with AICs who are releasing to their community. 
  • People from welcoming faith communities that are open to having released people from prison attend their faith community. 
Background Checks: Email your name, date of birth, and driver’s license number to or Chaplain Holbrook at

Please let us know if you plan to attend.   


The resources below are for current or in-training HGO mentors:

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