John Howard Society of Durham Region

Women’s Drop-In Program

What you need to know about accessing Drop-In during the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • regular drop-in programming has been suspended until further notice to maintain distancing
  • if you would like support during this time, please reach out to the program staff

Contact Info:

maria.perrino@jhsd.ca or 905-579-8482 ext 260

beth.whalen@jhsd.ca or 905-579-8482 ext 253

Women’s Drop-In

This program is designed to support street involved women or those involved in sex trade work within the Durham Region.

This service provinces

  • Individual counselling & support
  • Advocacy with health providers, probation, police, Ontario Works, other
  • Community education to other community groups on the realities of sex work in Durham
  • Participates in the Sex Worker Support Circle committee to strategize on programming for sex workers
  • Engages the community to address the challenges of the sex trade in Durham
  • Referrals to other resources

This service also provides a weekly drop-in program in a safe, supportive environment. The drop-in offers nutritious meals, hygiene products, laundry, shower, counselling & support, safety planning and harm reduction supplies.

For more information contact:

Maria Perrino, 905-579-8482 x260

Beth Whalen, 905-579-8482 x253