John Howard Society of Ottawa

Adult Residential Programs

ENHANCED SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Applying Housing First and Harm Reduction Principles, John Howard Society of Ottawa’s’ Enhanced Supportive Housing programs provide individuals an opportunity to access safe accommodation and utilize intensive on-site supports to assist with their life goals and betterment of their health and general well-being.

This program strives to contribute to a reduction in the number of individuals using homeless shelters or living on the street.

Rita Thompson Residence  

This Enhanced Supportive Housing program is located in the community of Vanier. It is a 34 unit apartment building for men who have been chronically homeless for an extended period of time. The program provides semi-independent accommodation and intensive supports to men, ages 18 and up. Funded by the City of Ottawa, The John Howard Society of Ottawa manages the site with support from two main health partners; Ottawa Inner City Health and the Royal Ottawa.

Carruthers Residence (Under CONSTRUCTION)

This site is the next iteration of John Howard Society of Ottawa’s Enhanced Supportive Housing program. Located in the community of Mechanicsville, it will be a 36 unit apartment building for individuals who have been chronically homeless for an extended period of time. The program will provide semi-independent accommodation and intensive supports to individuals of any gender, ages 18 and up.  

Estimated completion: January 2018 

Contact: Darren Graham, Residential Coordinator

Phone: 613-421-6446 Ext. 5
Email: dgraham@jhsottawa.ca

Tina Matchett-Bianco, Director of Adult Justice Services

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 242
Email: tina@jhsottawa.ca

 

Kirkpatrick House

Kirkpatrick House is a community residential facility located in Centertown Ottawa, that provides a home for clients released on day parole, full parole, statutory release, and escorted and unescorted temporary absence passes. There are 22 beds (8 double rooms and 6 single rooms). The single rooms are, assigned by seniority based on the date of admission. The house is located close to major bus routes, to universities, colleges, adult high school and employment centres.

Residents must adhere to the house rules and regulations, complete assigned chores, and abide by their designated curfew, which is based on a graduated curfew system. Proper and pro-social household behaviour is a very important component of a successful Kirkpatrick House residency.

Programming

The Kirkpatrick House program focuses on employment and/or education. Residents are expected to maintain employment and/or follow an academic program. Kirkpatrick House caseworkers provide one-to-one employment assistance and referrals are made to the John Howard Society Hire Power Employment Program, and the Ottawa Parole Office Employment Counsellor.

Case Management

Successful re-integration of offenders into the Ottawa community is the goal of the Kirkpatrick House program. Ongoing assessment and case planning provides the tools for case managers to help residences reach their personal and professional goals provide current reports on each participant, work collaboratively with the Ottawa Parole Office, the Ottawa Police Service, and other community service providers.

Eligibility

Kirkpatrick House admission criteria includes offenders released on day parole, full parole, (directed or with residency), statutory release (with residency or voluntary) and escorted and unescorted temporary absence passes. Acceptance to the CRF is subject to a positive community assessment team review.

Contact: Scott Hole, House Director

Phone: (613) 236-3077
Email: scotth@jhsottawa.ca

Tina Matchett-Bianco, Director of Adult Justice Services

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 242
Email: tina@jhsottawa.ca

Funding: This program is funded through a fee for service agreement with Correctional Service of Canada.

 

Ste. Anne Residence

This residential program provides twenty-five, self-contained bachelor apartments to federal offenders who require a supportive living environment while they transition from incarceration to independent, pro-social, community living.

Programming

The Ste. Anne Street program focuses on community re-integration, employment and/or education, and community treatment. Residents are expected to maintain employment and/or follow an academic program or participate in a treatment plan. Supports for residents include case-management planning, crisis, motivational and supportive counselling; literacy and academic upgrading; pre-employment and employment supports, and daily living and life skills programming, including financial guidance and maintaining pro-social attitudes and behaviour change.

Case Management

Successful re-integration of offenders into the Ottawa community is the goal of the Ste. Anne’s Residence. Ongoing assessment and case planning provides the tools for case managers to help residences reach their personal and professional goals provide current reports on each participant, work collaboratively with the Ottawa Parole Office, the Ottawa Police Service, and other community service providers.

Eligibility

Ste. Anne’s admission criterion accepts offenders who are statutory release with a residency condition or are LTSO/DO status. Acceptance to the CRF is subject to a positive community assessment team review.

Contact: Eric Corneau, Residential Coordinator

Phone: (613) 749-7047
Email: ecorneau@jhsottawa.ca

Tina Matchett-Bianco, Director of Adult Justice Services

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 242
Email: tina@jhsottawa.ca

Funding: This program is funded through a fee-for-service agreement with Correctional Service of Canada

 

Tom Lamothe Residence

Located in the Centre Town area of Ottawa, this Community Residential Facility provides thirteen, self-contained bachelor apartments to federal offenders who require a supportive living environment while they transition from incarceration to independent, pro-social, community living.

Programming

The Tom Lamothe program focuses on community re-integration, employment and/or education, and community treatment. Residents are expected to maintain employment and/or follow an academic program or participate in a treatment plan. Supports for residents include case-management planning, crisis, motivational and supportive counselling; literacy and academic upgrading; pre-employment and employment supports, and daily living and life skills programming, including financial guidance and maintaining pro-social attitudes and behaviour change.

Case Management

Successful reintegration of offenders into the Ottawa community is the goal of the Tom Lamothe Residence. Ongoing assessment and case planning provides the tools for case managers to help residents reach their personal and professional goals, provide current reports on each participant, work collaboratively with the Ottawa Parole Office, the Ottawa Probation Office, the Ottawa Police Service, and other community service providers.

Eligibility: The Tom Lamothe admission criterion includes offenders released on Day Parole, Full Parole, Statutory Release (Voluntary & Conditional Residency), and Long-Term Supervision Orders (with Conditional Residency). Acceptance to the CRF is subject to a positive community assessment team review.

Contact: Kevin Dolan, Residential Coordinator

Phone: (613) 565-1739
Email: kevind@jhsottawa.ca

Tina Matchett-Bianco, Director of Adult Justice Services

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 242
Email: tina@jhsottawa.ca

Funding: This program is funded through a fee-for-service agreement with Correctional Service of Canada.

 

Transitional Rehabilitative Housing Program

Contact: Jeff Hickman, Residential Coordinator

Phone: (613) 564-0511
Email: jhickman@jhsottawa.ca

Tina Matchett-Bianco, Director of Adult Justice Services

Phone: (613) 789-7418 ext. 242
Email: tina@jhsottawa.ca