John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area

JHS Hamilton News

Save the date for our annual Prisoner Justice Day event.
Wednesday August 10th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
JHS Hamilton Outdoor Garden Space
654 Barton Street East (enter from Kinrade Avenue)
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Sesame Street is coming to Hamilton! Join Cookie Monster & Elmo at the Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd) between 2 and 4 pm for our Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Day!
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Please join us on Friday Feb 26 between 4 and 6 pm for a welcome celebration event for newcomers in the Beasley community!

Ticat Event

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The fall session of CAMP (Community Anger Management Program) is scheduled to begin on Tuesday September 15
The program is 10 weeks in duration and runs from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Tuesday evenings
Fee for the program is $325 – payment schedules can be arranged
For more information or to make a referral to CAMP, please contact Menelik at (905) 522 4446 ext 305 or mgirma@jhshamilton.on.ca

 

Many thanks toArcelorMittal Dofasco for their generous funding support of our BEST for Girls Program!!

Read more here:

http://blog.arcelormittal.com/canada/2015/08/19/arcelormittal-dofasco-invests-1-6-million-in-48-community-organizations/


 

Monday August 10 is Prisoner Justice Day.

Join the Hamilton Community Collaborative for Adult Justice for our 2015 Prisoner Justice Day event.

7:00 pm at New Vision United Church

85 Holton Street South, Hamilton

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HelpWanted

Our Transportation Program is in need of volunteer drivers…interested?? Click here for more information:

http://www.johnhoward.on.ca/hamilton/volunteers/


UPDATE – new date for Give Proof to Our Youth is Saturday August 22, 2015 – hope to see you there!

#teamJHS will be out in the community this weekend for this fantastic event! Join us won’t you?? #giveprooftoouryouth

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Calling all soccer fans! Register your team for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s Pan Am Street Soccer Tournament . A portion of the proceeds will support our organization.

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The JHS Hamilton team will be hosting Father’s Day bake sales on JUne 18 and 19 to benefit our agency campaign for the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton.

Did you know the United Way was our very first funder in 1949??

Here’s a recipe that will be featured at the bake sale tomorrow. We love these Mars bar squares because they are good for people with nut allergies (but always be sure to double check the ingredients you are using to be sure!!)

JHS Hamilton (almost) World Famous Mars Bar Squares

Ingredients:

Bars:

4 Mars bars (50 g each)

1/2 cup butter or margarine

4 cups Rice Krispies

Topping:

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup butter or margarine

Method:

Bars:

Melt Mars bars and butter / margarine in a large saucepan on low heat, stirring constantly until melted.  Remove from heat once melted and stir in Rice Krispies. Pack into greased 9×9 pan.

Topping:

Melt chocolate chips and butter / margarine in a small saucepan, stirring often until smooth. Spread evenly over bar mixture in pan. Let cool. Cut into squares.

If you try these and enjoy them, let us know on Twitter @jhshamilton

 


 

Thanks to Maddie Stam for creating this fantastic video of our 2015 Volunteer and Community Supporter Appreciation Event!


 

Exciting news!!! Tickets for the June 24 Rick Mercer show sold out so quickly we have been able to add a second show on June 25. Tickets are on sale NOW through Theatre Aquarius!! Act quickly, they won’t last long!!

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Tickets are now available for Sippin’ at the Dock of the Bay IV

The event will take place at Macassa Bay Yacht Club (80 Harbour Drive, Hamilton, Ontario)

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

BBQ – Live Auction – Silent Auction – Live Entertainment

(905) 522 4446 ext 221 or tlemma@jhshamilton.on.ca for more information

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Save the date!! Rick Mercer is coming to Hamilton on Wednesday June 24 for a special fundraising event to benefit the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area.


 

Staff and clients of JHS Hamilton are sending out a loud & grateful THANK YOU to Mohawk College Child & Youth Worker students Southea Moung, Ethan Henstra and Kaitlin Andal who have been hard at work collecting food to help our youth attain food sustainability!

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Check out the article in today’s Hamilton Spectator featuring two of our Liaison College Youth Success Fund participants and the Hamilton Lawyers’ Legacy Fund.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5523708-mahoney-young-people-turning-it-around-with-their-city-behind-them/#.VRLKYnZoSHg.facebook


JHS Hamilton staff Garth Bell wins prestigious John C. Holland Award

Congratulations Garth Bell!
Our agency had nominated Garth Bell for the prestigious John C. Holland Award in the Business/ Professional category. On Saturday evening as part of Black History Month their was a celebration for those nominated and I am very pleased to inform you that Garth  was the winner for the Business/Professional Award. Garth’s outstanding work with at risk youth in our community over many years  was recognized ……it was also acknowledged that Garth has been a trail blazer in the practise and teaching of Restorative Justice in our community. This is the first time in the 19 year history of these awards that a staff from our agency had been nominated for an Award ..never mind winning the Award. Garth’s mother, daughter and girlfriend  along with members of our staff team were present to watch Garth be recognized .  it was a very proud moment for all of us!
Congratulations again Garth… the Award was well deserved!
David Lane
Executive Director
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YARD Hamilton Outreach Worker, one of the #19facesJHSO

Meet Ivan, one of our YARD Hamilton Outreach Workers

 

 

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