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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Success Stories

Community services impart growth and positive change in famlies and individuals. Here we'll be sharing the stories of people who have experienced success as a result of utilizing our programs.

Everyone who shares their experience is a source of hope and inspiration for others. So we would love to hear from more of you out there who have used our services, whether it was a year ago, or 10 years ago. Tell us where you are now, how we were able to help you, and what you would like others to know about taking those first steps to a new direction in your life.


Below: Success on the Line 2010

This video, hosted through YouTube, is from our spring "Success on the Line" event where we highlighted a series of clients. It's 5min. 40 seconds and presents the experiences of 3 different clients. Many thanks to them for sharing!



Other Success Story Submissions

From the 70's

I just wanted to thank the John Howard Society for being there for me when I was paroled in or around 1977.

Special thanks to a Sylvia Robillard in which her kind down to earth ways and helpfull advice I will never forget. A special thanks to Bill Fry as well.

The first JHS office then was on the second floor at King & Simcoe Streets.
Then they moved to Bruce Street.

A few times I set up a 24 foot ladder on the sidewalk, climbed up and cleaned Bill & Sylvias office windows. Part of my parole conditions was to report in every week to Sylvia at the John Howard Society office. The visits with me on the ladder at the window was chalked up as an official visit by Sylvia.

The John Howard Society was great.
They helped me adjust and went out of their way to do so.
I do hope Bill & Sylvia are doing well and please send my best wishes to them both.

Gary B.