- Healing the Sacred Hoop (Coffee Creek Correctional Facility only)
- Talking Circle (CCCF only)
- Re-entry and the Law (CCCF only)
- Positive Indian Parenting (CCCF only)
- Native American Religious Services
- Special Guests
- Coordination of annual Native Events (numerous Oregon prisons)
- Safe Pathways to Home Project (Coffee Creek Correctional Facility only)
- Case Management
- Securing Oregon ID
- Mentoring (active clients only)
- Resource Guide
- Referrals to Other Agencies
- Hygiene Items
- Assistance with Filling Out Forms
- Job Search (clients only)
- Legal Assistance (select cases only)
- Homes Not Beds Program (Multnomah County, limited services)
- Red Lodge Transition Center for Women (Clackamas County)
- Anger Management
- Medication Assessment
- Physical Assessment
- Domestic Violence
- Self Actualization
- Trauma Informed Tools
Assistance With Coordination of Transition Planning
- Emergency Clothing Upon Release
- Emergency Transportation From Correctional Facility to Public Transportation, Parole and Probation Office, or Transition Housing Facility.
If you are interested in the above services, services are dependent upon availability of volunteers within the area to which you will be released. Requests must be submitted in writing to Red Lodge Transition Services, be specific to individual need, and received two to six months prior to your release date.
Assistance in Filling Out Specific Forms
- Riding Public Transportation
- Answering Frequently Asked Questions Associated With Re-entry
- Navigating Through the Re-entry Process
- Living Clean and Sober
- Parenting Skills
- Role Modeling
- Strengthening Community Involvement
- Encouragement and Positive Motivation
- Constructive Behavior Practices
If you are interested in receiving mentoring support, services are dependent upon availability of volunteers within the area you are releasing to. Requests must be submitted in writing to Red Lodge Transition Services. Please be specific in regard to what you feel you will need assistance with upon release.
Native American Prison Art Project
This project was founded in 2007 as a unique opportunity for bridging prison with community. We asked Native men and women incarcerated in several Oregon prisons to donate their artwork for public display. Art allows people who are otherwise invisible to be seen and heard. This project has been very successful in helping us promote public awareness and education on incarceration and the barriers to re-entry.
Color Images of Almost All Forms of Art
Friends of Red Lodge
Native American Positive Indian Parenting (PIP)
Offered in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and Columbia River Correctional Institution
PIP is a culturally based parenting program, taught by National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) trainers, and revives traditional ways of thinking, imprints holistic values, and provides an opportunity for combining traditional and modern day parenting methods. The PIP course through Red Lodge is expanded to 10 to 12 weeks, which allows us to bring in special guest speakers, like: Ed Edmo, a traditional story teller who shares the importance of reading to our children and passing on culture through oral traditions; baby board makers and advocates; and speakers who discuss the Boarding School Era, which stripped us of our traditional teachings and values.
The class is Native preference. 20 to 25% of the class participants are not Native and seem to be searching for a more traditional approach to child rearing. Capacity for each class varies, depending on the institution served and available funding. The response to PIP has been extremely positive! It is uplifting to know that our mothers and fathers, coming out of institutions, will be equipped with new tools to help them be better parents, grandparents and community members.
Legal Services Program
The Legal Services Program is a one-year pilot project, which began in December 2013, and supports Red Lodge’s core programs and works to fill unmet legal needs of women incarcerated in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in order to reduce barriers to reentry and improve reentry planning. The program is implemented by the Legal Program Coordinator, Julia Yoshimoto, MSW, JD, an attorney licensed to practice in Oregon.
The program provides the following services to women in minimum security at CCCF:
Reentry & the Law Speaker Series: Community guests educate and facilitate discussions with incarcerated women about relevant laws, government procedures, and practical tips and recommendations regarding reentry issues, i.e. supervised release, employment, housing, sealing of criminal records, fines and fees, etc.
Individual Legal Assistance: Julia assists women in identifying legal issues that are, or may become, barriers to successful reentry. She then provide direct legal assistance to resolve legal issues and/or assist clients in planning around legal barriers. When appropriate, Julia will refer clients to cooperating pro bono attorneys for further advice and/or representation.