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 30 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:   

We are Open and seeing clients by appointment only. We continue to complete intakes for programming  through remote access.  This includes, telephone, text, email and the online platform Zoom.

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.

Our toll free number is 1-877-328-3331.

We will be pre-screening all visitors to our offices before their appointment and upon arrival.  

When you enter our offices, we ask the following: 

  • Please only bring necessary items in with you – such as keys 
  • Please arrive alone and avoid bringing anyone unnecessary into the offices 
  • Please note that we will be asking all visitors to wear a mask; one will be provided if you do not have your own 
  • We will be asking all visitors to adhere to Social Distancing guidelines, and sanitize their hands upon arrival  

We look forward to once again serving our community within our offices once it is safe to do so. 

Whitney Town Centre – Youth Centre 705-341-9610

22 Peel Street – Adult Services 705-340-3121

22 Peel Street – Skills Development 705-340-0228

Minden Office – 705-340-2986 or 705-879-1665


If you need assistance, have questions or need to update your information please contact us.

  • > CALL  705-328-0472 for our confidential voice mail
    • > Email
  • > For PAR referrals, please call 705-879-1370 or email Brooke Jewell, PAR Facilitator, at
    • > YOUTH services call or text Carla Cooper, Manager of Youth Services, at 705-341-9610
    • SKILLS DEVELOPMENT and/or Minden Office call or text Bob Gaudette, Manager of Skills Development, at 705-340-2886 or email
  • > Contact Robbin Savage, Director of Risk Management, at
  • > Call or text Lois Powers, Executive Director, at 647-882-8429 or email at