John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka
A park gazebo overlooking a river and a large grassy area


Our offices are currently open to the public, with drop-in hours from 9:30-4:30, Monday to Friday. All case managers will also continue to be available by telephone or email. 

Drop-in support for the Digital Access to Court Support Program continues Monday and Wednesday in our Barrie office, from 9:30-4:30, and on Tuesday from 9-4:30 in our Orillia office.  

The CMHA Crisis Line remains operational for immediate mental health support: 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333. If you are looking for community support and are unable to connect with a case manager, please call 211 for their support.

The John Howard Society of Simcoe & Muskoka is a not-for-profit, charitable organization providing a broad range of evidence-based and outcome-driven community services in Simcoe & Muskoka, with offices in Barrie and Orillia. Our organization has a strong history of helping individuals and families who are at risk of, or who have come into conflict with the law. Our work includes the provision of prevention and intervention services as well as advocacy, public education, and community partnerships.

Our diverse client group includes youth and adults, males and females, from a wide cross-section of social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds represented in our community.