“We know what you’re going through because we’ve been through it too.”
HARRP was established at Highland United Church of Christ in Northeast Portland in December 2009 by a group of men and women wanting to make a difference in the lives of people getting out of prison. Most of these individuals had been in prison themselves. Many are now acting as professional drug and alcohol counselors or mentors, putting their experience to work to change lives.
HARRP’s goals are to help people coming out of prison become successful, reunite with their loved ones and stay out of prison. We work primarily with people being released into the Portland Metro Area. HARRP also provides counseling and support to the families of incarcerated, recovery support and spiritual counseling.