John Howard Society of Durham Region
Mission: To reduce the impact of crime and its causes by providing a spectrum of effective prevention and intervention programs.
Main office: 905-579-8482, 75 Richmond Street West, Oshawa, Ontario, L1G 1E3

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Dads Aiming for Direction and Support:


A group for men in transition

Are you experiencing any of the following associated with separation and divorce?

This is a 10-week program, about 2.5hrs/week, and costs $160. Like our other group programs, you first would do a 1 to 1 intake meeting with one of our counselling staff in order to sign-up for group.

If you are a dad who is depressed, frustrated, lonely, confused, angry, or just need someone to talk with, this support group is for you. DADS is a group for fathers who believe that children have the right to have loving, nurturing relationship with both parents and their extended families. Group members offer one another support and encouragement. A professional facilitator runs the weekly workshops on a variety of topics.

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A happy family.We believe that a child deserves to have a relationship with both of their parents. We offer a dynamic weekly cognitive skills based support group structured to meet the specific needs of fathers experiencing trauma, loss, and change associated with separation and divorce.


Call today for an intake.

905-427-8165 (Ajax)

905-579-8482 (Oshawa)