John Howard Society of Toronto

Post Incarceration and Housing Services

*** Our Housing Office has Moved to 924 Danforth a 2 minute walk from our previous location. Closer to Donlands station.***

The Housing team provide pre-release counselling and information in reference housing access and supports. We provide this services to individuals upon release as well with a goal of assisting individuals to obtain and maintain permanent housing. Individuals can access this service during incarceration by putting in request to meet with a John Howard Society Housing representative through a Correctional Officer. Upon release this program can be accessed by calling our Housing office at 416-925-4387.


Toronto Drug Treatment Court Residences

Our agency works in partnership with the Toronto Drug Treatment Court – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to provide housing to 8 men attending this program. Individuals are provided with daily supports from our team at these residential locations. This program can only be accessed through Toronto Drug Treatment Court. This program is based on harm reduction practices. Those interested are advised to speak with their legal representative and CAMH team to explore a referral.


First Things First – Addiction Housing Services

This is a harm reduction service provided to men who require these supports in order to maintain their housing. Men in this program are assessed by our Addiction Counsellor to develop an individual plan of care for each participant. Weekly Relapse Prevention groups are provided. To access this service individuals can contact:

Peter Markwell
t: 416-925-4386 ext. 226


Crossroads Program

Walter Huculak House – known as the Crossroads Program, is a community residential facility for federally sentenced adult males on a supervised release from a federal institution. The paramount goal of this program is to increase public safety by assisting with the successful reintegration of these clients.

Crossroads’ staff works in collaboration with Correctional Services Canada (CSC) to effectively manage risk by addressing “need areas” that assist clients stabilize in the community and lead productive pro-social lives. The following program areas are provided to all clients;

Individual Counselling
Graduated Leave System
Employment/ Vocational/ Educational Programs
Financial Program
Leisure/Recreational/Social Programs
Substance Abuse Programs
Community Involvement Program

Scott Leone
Director of Residential Services
t: 416-469-8312

Crossroads Day Reporting Centre (CDRC)

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and St. Leonard’s Society of Toronto have a partnership through the development of the Crossroads Day Reporting Centre (CDRC). The CDRC represents a critical component in the continuum of care within the context of community based corrections consistent with objectives related to a safer community and enhanced offender reintegration.

The CDRC targets higher risk/need offenders in the community by delivering a program that is proactive and integrates evidence-based components resulting from up to date research in community corrections and offenders rehabilitation.

The primary objective of the CDRC is to work within the guideline of CSC, the National Parole Board, and its parole offices, while honoring the needs of the local community. We contribute to enhanced community safety and decreased victimization through the facilitation of the higher risk offender’s successful reintegration. The CDRC can help meet the challenges of community supervision (i.e. parole) by accepting high risk offenders, utilizing the most updated evidence-based risk/need assessment instruments and developing and implementing an individualized case management plan that targets services and community resources to offenders’ needs. Counseling is done one-to-one and the frequency of reporting as well as the types of needs addressed vary for each offender.

Scott Leone
Director of Residential Services
t: 416-469-8312