HARRP has teamed with Going Home to start a group just for men who’ve been in prison. Join us for talk, fellowship, skills-building and mentoring, every Friday, 7:30-9pm in the Highland Christian Center, NE 76th and Glisan, Lower Level 1. Highland Behind Bars facilitator Michael Fesser will moderate. Snacks will be provided. For more information call Larry at HARRP (503) 754-3456.
We’re happy to announce the release of our new video “Out of the Shadows,” a workshop production of HARRP (Highland Access, Re-entry and Recovery Program) and Mercy Corps Northwest. Consortium partners are Phoenix Rising Transitions, Women of Purpose, Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization and The Miracles Club. the project was produced by HARRP’s director, Larry Johnson. Workshop participants are Tim Dikeman, Colvin Henderson, Joshua Jackson, Vietta Lowe and Derek Rasheed. Please let us know if you’d like to show this film to your organization, church or school.
Just received word that Albina Community Bank has made a donation in support of HARRP! Quoting from their letter:
“Thank you for the important work you are doing to provide transitional services to formerly incarcerated persons and families! Albina Community Bank is pleased to provide you with a donation in the amount of $175.00 in support of your organization to help 5 mentees to attend the Back to Life Harvest event.
“Albina Community Bank has been a part of the Portland community for over 19 years – we live here, we work here, and we share a common interest in making this a great place to call home. We are committed to supporting our local community through our partnerships, sponsorships, involvement in local initiatives and employee volunteerism.”
On Saturday HARRP’s Steering Committee held a strategic planning retreat to assess the strengths and weaknesses of HARRP after five years of service and then lay the groundwork for the next five. We’ll have a report soon on the outcomes.
Thanks to the HARRP Steering Committee for a fantastic Strategic Planning Retreat! Special thanks to Kymm Nelsen and Billy Anfield for facilitating! WeHARRP strong!
October 6th, 2014. Teaming up with the Oregon Islamic Chaplains Organization, HARRP sponsored a training for the five mentor organizations of the Mercy Corps Northwest SCA Consortium. We looked at how faith-based mentoring, while not requiring mentees to profess any particular faith, is based on foundational ethics common to mentoring anywhere.