Is  your church group or civic club in need of a dynamic speaker for your next conference or convention? Doug Tjapkes, President of HFP, is available to speak on such subjects as:

  •  Prison Overpopulation
  •  Wrongful Convictions
  •  Prisoner Abuse
  •  Mentally Ill Prisoners
  •  Prison Healthcare

No props necessary, no Powerpoint needed!

Contact HFP for more details at 616.935.0075 or

To see a past HFP presentation, click HERE

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Fr. Greg Boyle

​October 12, 2017

7 p.m.

Lakeshore Middle School

900 Taylor, Grand Hvaen.

Fr. Greg Boyle, author of TATOOS ON THE HEART, will

make a public appearance in Grand Haven on October

12 in a fund-raising event for HFP.  Watch for further


Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, who started a social enterprise

in Los Angeles to help young people avert a life of

gangs, drug abuse and street violence, recently received

the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal,

according to Catholic News Service.  Father Boyle, 62, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, was honored during commencement ceremonies at the university May 21.

“For nearly 30 years, Father Boyle has served men and women who have been incarcerated and involved with gangs, and, in doing so, has helped them to discover the strength and hope necessary to transform their lives,” Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, university president, said in a statement.

“Father Boyle’s solidarity with our sisters and brothers at the margins of society offers an inspiring model of faith in action. We are grateful for the witness of his life and honored to bestow this award on him,” Father Jenkins added.

To see Fr. Boyle’s acceptance speech, visit


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