John Howard Society of Durham Region

Women’s Drop-In Program

The Women’s Drop-In Program is open and running every Friday from 1:00-4:00 PM.

Contact Info:

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 provides:

  • Individual counselling & support
  • Advocacy with health providers, probation, police, Ontario Works, and others
  • Community education to other community groups on the realities of sex work in Durham
  • Participates in the Sex Trade 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:

Beth Whalen, 905-579-8482 x 253