Offered at the Monroe County Jail, Houses of Healing focuses on inmate
self-awareness and emotional healing to understand “How did I get here?” and “Where do I really want to go?”
Each program at the jail is guided by one or two volunteers and involves a two-hour session held weekly for eight weeks. Inmates voluntarily participate and can join during any session of a scheduled series.
The program is built on the book Houses of Healing, A Prisoner’s Guide to Inner Power and Freedom by Robin Casarjian M.A., educator, consultant and writer, based on courses she taught for seven years in prisons in Massachusetts. The book is designed as a resource to help incarcerated men and women interrupt lifetime patterns of violence and addiction so they can lead more productive lives.