Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments The John Howard Society of London and District is still operating but is offering services and intakes by phone and the offices are closed to the public * individuals are able to contact the Society for service and collect calls are still being accepted * please contact the Society directly for program specific modifications
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-438-4168
Fax 519-438-7670
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Not-for-profit, charitable organization providing a broad range of evidence-based and outcome-driven community services in London and District * organization has a strong history of helping individuals and families who are at risk of, or who have come into conflict with the law * provides services on a continuum from preventing involvement with the law, to arrest and detention, to successful reintegration back into the community.
The John Howard Society of London and District provides:
  • information, advocacy and referrals
  • vouchers for clothing and household items
  • walk-in crisis assistance
  • one-on-one and family counselling available

Boullee, Huron and Kipps Lane Program - Offers counselling, advocacy, and referrals to other community agencies for youth and families who reside in the three subsidized housing projects * identifies high risk behaviours and develops an effective intervention plan to ensure that youth are able to complete school successfully and graduate to an apprenticeship, college, university or employment * offers school-based counselling services to youth attending Montcalm Secondary School

Children's Groups - Offers a group for girls and a group for boys (5 to 12 years old) in the Huron, Boullee and Kipps Lane communities * children explore other cultures, racism, discrimination, bullying, healthy relationships, family violence, safety planning, making positive choices and building self-esteem

Direct Accountability Program - Alternative to prosecution for eligible individuals over the age of 18 who have been charged with minor criminal offences * program involves accused persons being held accountable by community-based actions 

Indigenous Services Program - Delivers culturally relevant probation and parole for Indigenous adults and youth

Supported Housing of Perth Program (SHOPP) - Highly collaborative Housing First program serving the City of Stratford, Perth County, and St. Marys * program provides housing assistance and wrap around support services to people who are experiencing homelessness

Women's Group - Weekly support group for women who have a loved one involved in the criminal justice system

Services and Programs:
  • Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP) - Indigenous Bail Program
  • Anger Management Program
  • Community Education
  • Counselling Services
  • County Youth Outreach Program
  • Huron County - Partner Assault Response Program
  • Institutional Services
  • Kingston Trips
  • Navigating Relationships Program
  • Record Suspension
  • Volunteer Services
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30am-4:30pm * Fri 8:30am-3pm
Closed 12noon-1pm daily
Areas Served Elgin County ; London ; Middlesex County ; Oxford County ; Perth County
Boundaries London and District
Eligibility Persons involved in the criminal justice system, persons at risk of becoming involved in the justice system, their families
Application Call or visit
Languages English
Fees Free for most services
Agency Information
Primary Executive Taghrid Hussain, Executive Director; Email:
Funding Donations ; Private ; Provincial - MCYS ; United Way
Agency Services
Site Information
Site Location London (Central)
Located In Community London
Address & Map
601 Queens Ave
London, ON N6B 1Y9
Intersection Adelaide St and Queens Ave
Physical Access Not Accessible

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