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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Residential Program

A safe, structured, supportive environment for both male and female youth (primarily but not exclusively) in the Durham Region.

About the Program

The John Howard Society's Residence Programs are designed to assist participants in learning the skills necessary to live independently in the community. This includes key areas of self-sufficiency such as:

The programs also take into account the individual needs of the clients by providing counselling in areas such as anger management, substance abuse, family and relationship problems, and taking responsibility for their own lives.

To arrange for an intake interview for either residence, please contact the Transitional Worker at 905-718-1256.


The Whitby Residence

The Whitby Residence opened in October 1985 to provide a structured environment to male youth aged 15 to 18 years, who are motivated to make constructive changes in their lives. The house is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff teach daily living skills, and provide the on-going support which will enable clients to eventually live successfully and independently in the community.

Program fees, which include food, laundry facilities and support counselling, are $355 per month.

Phone: 905-668-4614
Fax: 905-668-0009

The Oshawa Residence

The Oshawa Residence opened in June of 1990 to provide a semi-independent living environment for male and female youth who are 16 years of age to 20. The program is staffed seven days a week, including overnights. Staff provide support and assistance to those who have attained a degree of self-sufficiency, but who could still benefit from the support and structure provided.

Program fees, which include food, laundry facilities and support counselling, are $380 per month.

Phone: 905-434-5388
Fax: 905-434-1941