John Howard Society of Durham Region


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The John Howard Society of Durham Region (JHS) is a non-profit, social service agency in Ontario Canada. We are dedicated to serving men and women, individuals and families, youth and adults with programs in areas such as counselling, employment, literacy, housing, parenting, addictions, and more.  Most of our services are free.

For those which do have a fee, here is our Agency fee schedule 2016 (PDF).


Latest JHS Durham News:

  • Our offices will be closed December 26, 27 and January 2nd.
  • Regular office hours Dec 19-22nd, but closing at 2:30pm on Dec 23rd
  • Office hours of 8am-4pm Dec 27, 28, 29


Latest JHS Ontario News

Editorial: Provincial government makes the right move on bail reform – Ottawa Citizen
January 3, 2017 - By the end of January there should be some marked improvements to the overcrowding at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. By no means will all the problems be fixed, but new provincial funding means the bail supervision program in Ottawa will have the capacity to serve 200 more people, meaning they can get bail instead of jail, alleviating some pressure on the overcrowded institution.…Read More
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