Members

Howard House

John Howard Society of Newfoundland & Labrador Inc.

7 Garrison Hill
St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 3Y7

Director

  • Name Rod Harris
  • Position Director
  • Phone rodharris@jhsnl.ca
  • Email rodharris@jhsnl.ca

Main Contact

  • Name Rod Harris
Bio:

Rod Harris has been working with the John Howard Society of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2006 occupying the position of Director of Howard House CRF. Rod started his career with the St. Francis Foundation as a Youth Care Counselor then moved to Employment Counselor with the Cognitive Skills Training and Employment Preparation Program with JHSNL.

Programs & Services

CASE MANAGEMENT

  • Individual Counselling
  • Release planning
  • Referrals to other specialized services

CORE PROGRAMMING

  • Moderate Intensity Management of Offender Substance Abuse (MIMOSA)
  • Access to employment, educational and financial counselling
  • Literacy and academic upgrading

Moderate Intensity Management of Offender Substance Abuse (MIMOSA)

This program was developed to provide substance abuse intervention through a variety of treatment modalities that will assist offenders in making informed lifestyle changes conducive to wellness and pro-social behavior.

The group consists of twenty-one sessions over a seven week period. As well as three individual sessions.

Admission Criteria:

  • Individuals with addictive behavior issues
  • Moderate or higher level of dependence
  • Those with psychosocial problems related to drinking or other drug use
  • Screened by ADS / DAST with scores moderate or higher prior addictions intervention preferred but not mandatory
Howard House

Description

Howard House provides a variety of supportive services to 16 male residents, including parolees, probationers and those eligible for temporary absence from penal institutions.

Residents accepted to the program are accorded individual case plans which are developed in consultation with the resident, the house counsellor and the referring agency.

  • Beds 16 (15 CSC)
  • Population Male
  • Age 18+
  • Sources Parole, Corrections and Community Services (Adult Corrections)
  • Exclusions The admissions committee will consider all applicants.
  • Criteria Each case is reviewed by the admissions committee to determine if the risk is manageable and the offender has an attainable release plan.

Community Involvement

Howard House offers volunteer opportunities to people who have a commitment to the rehabilitation of offenders, who are at least nineteen years of age and are able to make a commitment of at least four hours per week for four months. All volunteers must be able to provide a letter of conduct. Volunteers provide a pro-social support network for the residents by assisting staff with: supervision, meal preparation, tutoring, resume preparation, fund-raising, clerical/administrative duties, recreation program and helping organize the annual John Howard Society Children’s Christmas party for clients.

Local Parole Office

Correctional Service of Canada
  • Web http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/
  • Phone (709) 772-5359