John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Community Services Program

Individual Counselling:

Provides short-term individual counselling and crisis support to individuals experiencing employment, housing, financial, mental health, addiction, relationship, parenting or self-management problems.

• This may occur via short-term or long-term case management.
• Assistance to obtain basic needs, identification, documentation, etc.
• Assistance through direct service, advocacy and/or referral to appropriate service providers
• Available to males and females, youth or adults and includes both voluntary and mandated clients

Institutional Services:

Working one-to-one with inmates and families to prepare for successful release and reintegration to their community. Available in-person at Maplehurst Correctional Complex and Ontario Correctional Institute. Via phone with all Federal and Provincial Institutions across Canada.

• Promotes a just, humane and effective prison system through community education and identification of individual and system abuses that lessen the opportunity for prisoner progress.
• Working to ensure humane and lawful treatment of prisoners by Canadian standards and International standards prescribed by United Nations conventions.
• Post release supports are also available.

Life Skills Workshop:

Our Life Skills services focuses on the skills needed to successfully manage all aspects of life: self, family, community, career, and leisure.

• Typical topics include: problem solving, communication skills, goal setting, conflict resolution, managing change, self-esteem, healthy relationships, and managing stress.
• Experiential learning techniques such as role-playing, structured exercises and small group discussions are used to facilitate learning and behaviour change.

Resolve Anger and Emotion Management Group:

A 12 week program teaching participants self-monitoring and self-management skills that allow them to reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of their anger and emotional episodes. *Fee for service/sliding scale optional.

• Available to voluntary and mandated female/male adults and male youth.
• An assessment is required to determine eligibility for participation.

Home for Good

A multi-agency collaborative approach to supported housing using a Housing First Model. The goal of the program is to support individuals who have a history of extended and repeated homelessness to find and maintain a home.

Healthy Partner Relationship Program

A 10 week therapeutic group program designed to reduce the risk of relationship violence. The goal is to improve the ability to regulate emotion and resolve conflict in a respectful manner. *Fee for service/sliding scale optional.

• Men who engage in or are at risk of engaging in Domestic Violence are eligible for this program.
• Learn to identify controlling behaviour.
• Teach the impact of controlling behaviours on partners and families.

The Halton Branch is currently accepting registrations for our Healthy Partner Relationship Program. This program is clinically approved and the agency’s group leaders are experienced counsellors and group facilitators.