John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton

Welcome to the John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton website.

Providing crime prevention services for over 40 years, the Society is a non-profit, multi service organization with offices located in Lindsay and Minden. Through prevention, education, and interventions JHSCKLH works with at risk youth and adults through a variety of programs and services.

We are here to help. 

COVID-19 Policy:

Our doors are open! We continue to recommend calling prior to attending, but not a requirement for service.

Crisis and harm reduction services are available through walk in from Monday to Thursday 11:00am to 7:00pm and Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm @ 22 Peel Street, Lindsay (back door).

We continue to follow all public health guidelines and screening regarding Covid-19. We are here to help – delivering services while supporting public health. We are in this together!

Please note we are closed on all statutory holidays.

If you would like to schedule an in-person appointment, please make arrangements with the relevant department below, or call our main line Monday to Friday during office hours at 705-328-0472 and our toll free number 1-877-328-3331 24/7.

● Whitney Town Centre – Youth Centre 705-341-9610
● 22 Peel Street – Adult Services 705-340-3121
● 22 Peel Street – Literacy and Skills Development 705-340-0228
Minden Office – 705-340-2986 or 705-879-1665
Agency Email –

Need help with Hydro and Electrical payments? We are here to support through our LEAP and OESP programs.
For more info please contact:

Haliburton and Minden: Kirstley Dams –
Lindsay: Brianne Rupay –
  or call our mainline at 705-328-0472

JHS Holiday Services