John Howard Society of Thunder BayJohn Howard Society
315 Syndicate Avenue S.
Thunder Bay Ontario
- Web www.johnhowardtbay.on.ca
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 807 623 5355
- Fax 807 623 4191
- Name Liisa Leskowski
- Position Executive Director
- Phone 807 623 5355
- Email email@example.com
- Name Colleen Peters
- Position CRF Manager/Residential Services Manager
- Phone 807 623 5355
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Programs & Services
Meals are provided three times daily with the option of requesting access to the kitchen for individual meal preparation. Residents who are not working may be given a day parolee allowance of $4.30 per day. Offenders who reside at the CRF are not eligible for social assistance. If working or in receipt of a pension, an offender is not entitled to the day parolee allowance.
Rooms are independent accommodations, which include a private bathroom with a toilet and sink. Showers however are communal with each floor of the residence having two stalls each. There is no smoking in the bedrooms, general living and administrative areas; the designated smoking area 3 meters away from the building.
Failure to abide by the house rules may result in administrative consequences such as reduced curfews, withdrawal of weekend passes or the suspension of day parole release. The offender will be placed on a graduated curfew and during the first five (5) days, he will be expected to return to the facility at 17:00 hrs. After this period of time, the curfew will be re-assessed and adjusted to reflect his risk to the community and general compliance to the correctional plan.
Overnight leave privileges will be recommended by the Supervising Parole Officer. A positive community assessment must be completed on any supports that the offender identifies for the purpose of weekend passes.
In this case, should Day Parole and leave privileges be granted, the following leave privileges are recommended. One weekend during the first month in residence, two weekends during the second month, three weekends during the third and then four weekends during the fourth month. During subsequent months in residence all weekends can be spent at appropriate destinations.
Services available at the JHS include: Food/Meal provision; Laundry services; Hygiene Kit provision; Clothing availability; and programming (Community Maintenance Programming, Anger Management Programming, and Life Skills Workshops). Although transportation (bus tickets) isn’t a necessary guarantee, tickets are at times provided to clients to make required appointments. Adult Education Services are closely located to the CRF and can be accessed without cost. Health care and mental health services can be accessed on-site as requested.
The John Howard Society residence has 47 rooms; 9 of the rooms are located in a dorm and allocated for women. The residence is attached directly to the office (main floor, residence 2nd and 3rd floor).
Rooms are independent accommodations, which include a private bathroom with a toilet and sink. Showers however are communal with each floor of the residence having two stalls each (6 total).
The John Howard Society offers transitional and supportive housing to individuals that are at risk or currently involved in the criminal just system, and those who are at risk or experiencing homelessness. We offer a variety of programs and different services that assist individuals re-integrate back into the community.
JHS offers the Community Maintenance Program for men on parole living in the community of Thunder Bay, as well as other programs such as Life Skills and Anger Management.
Through partnerships in the community, easy access to education and employment programs are available, as well are health and support services.
The John Howard Society residence has 47 rooms; 9 of the rooms are located in a dorm and allocated for women. The residence is attached directly to the office (main floor, residence 2nd and 3rd floor); and security services are provided after hours. Crisis services are also available 24/7.
Once individuals are ready to leave the residence, JHS offers additional services to assist with finding community housing in Thunder Bay. Other housing supports are also available.
- Beds 10
- Population Men and Women
- Age 18 years+
- Sources CSC,United Way and rental Income from other residents. Most are on Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.
- Criteria Men and Women 18 years+
Contact the Parole Supervisor, Kathy Banks: 807 683 4493; email@example.com
Contact CRF Manager, Colleen Peters, for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council
The Urban Aboriginal Strategy
Thunder Bay Youth Strategy
Community Coalition for Youth Housing
Thunder Bay Housing and Homelessness Coalition
Thunder Bay Anti-Poverty Strategy
Violence Against Women committee
Community Coalition for the Protection of Children and Youth
United Way Quality of Life Network
Human Services Justice Coordinating Committee
Diversity Thunder Bay
The Inter-Agency Addictions Committee
The Sex-Trade Worker Action Network
Local Parole OfficeThunder Bay Parole Office
- Email email@example.com
- Phone 807 683 4490
- Fax 807 345 4557