Hart House

John Howard Society Saint John Branch

120 Carleton Street
Saint John New Brunswick
E2L 2Z7

  • Email
  • Phone (506) 643-2013
  • Fax (506) 643-2017


  • Name Ron Hines
  • Position Centre Director
  • Phone (506) 643-2000
  • Email

Main Contact

  • Name Ron Hines
  • Position Executive Director
  • Phone (506) 643-2000
  • Email

Ron Hines has been working with the John Howard Society in Saint John since 1987 and is currently occupying the position of director and manager of Hart House, a position he has held since 1991. Starting as a worker in young offender group homes he soon became manager of two homes in 1990 and now he is also a senior manager responsible for fiscal management with the John Howard Society.

Ron holds a bachelor of Arts.

Programs & Services


Institution Visits

Case Planning

After care help from the John Howard Society



Community Maintenance Program
National Substance Abuse Program

Social Worker referral

Community Reintegration Program


Community Academic Learning Program (GED readiness)

Community Chaplaincy Program

YMCA subsidized membership referrals

Budgeting assistance

12 STEPs

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Ridgewood Addiction Services


Employment assistance

Transportation Assistance (bus passes etc)

Skills Link Individual and Group Base Employment Program


Urine analysis testing

Visitor log for resident and staff safety

Alarm system

After hour management and phone security system

Hart House


Opening in 1978, Hart House is a residential centre that offers counselling, guidance, encouragement, support and cognitive/behavioural programming to those individuals who have come into conflict with the law and who seek to change their life in a pro-social direction.

John Howard Society provides a variety of cognitive/behavioural programming addressing the criminogenic needs of its residents. As well Hart House is a referral source for the residents to other relevant programming offered in the community, addressing re-integration issues.

In an effort to ensure public safety and help reduce the risk of criminal relapse, Hart House exercises close, 24-hour supervision and engages in frequent case monitoring among our professional staff, parole officers, community agencies and residents.

  • Beds 20 (15 CSC)
  • Population Male only
  • Age 18 Years and up
  • Sources Correctional Service of Canada
  • Criteria Risk of the Offender to reoffend is manageable in the community. Assess the needs of the applicant to determine whether a placement in the facility can benefit the applicant.

Application Process

CAT Process

Community Involvement

Member of Community Agency Board(s):
Gentle Path Counselling
Coverdale Community Center
Community Chaplaincy
Provincial Caring Partnership
Youth Action Network
Dress for Success
AIDS Saint John
Common Front

Committee members:
Alternative Measures
United Way
Making Waves
Vibrant Communities
Restorative Justice
Homelessness Community Committee
AIDS Saint John
Endowed Chair in Criminology
Canadian Red Cross

Volunteer Work:
Making Waves

Local Parole Office

Saint John Area Parole Office
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  • Phone (506) 636- 4795