Facilitating in a Prison or Jail

The idea of going into a prison or jail can frighten some people, however, we have found that Houses of Healing prison volunteer facilitators love the experience and find it profoundly rewarding. Volunteers tell us that their involvement with Houses of Healing has been as illuminating for them as for those who participate in their programs.  They often facilitate Houses of Healing for many years.

The centerpiece of the program, the book Houses of Healing: A Prisoner’s Guide to Inner Power and Freedom, has had a profound impact on thousands of incarcerated men and women across the country. The Houses of Healing Facilitator’s Manual offers facilitators detailed guidance throughout the 13-session program.  Participating in the free online training will introduce you to the core concepts of Houses of Healing.

The questions below respond to frequently asked questions from potential volunteers who are interested in facilitating the Houses of Healing Program within a prison or jail.  If you have further questions feel free to email us at questions@lionheart.org

We hope you will join us in offering this life changing program.

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Frequently asked questions.
Do you help volunteers establish a course in a particular prison or jail?
Is prior experience with group facilitation necessary before facilitating the Houses of Healing Program within a prison or jail?
Are the Houses of Healing Videos necessary for facilitating in prison?
Should I conduct a Correspondence Course before facilitating a HOH Course in a prison?
The Correspondence Course requires that volunteers and prisoners participants sign an agreement. Are Houses of Healing volunteers who facilitate in a prison or jail required to sign an agreement?