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Organization: John Howard Society of Toronto  
Phone Numbers: 416-925-4386
Toll-Free: Available from federal prisons in the Kingston area and all provincial jails in Ontario 1-866-265-4434
Fax: 416-925-9112
1669 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON
M6E 2H4
Intersection: Dufferin St and Eglinton Ave W
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Sonya Spencer - Executive Director
Service Description: Counselling, institution and community services * Does not provide three way calling assistance

Counselling -- individual, group and family counselling * aboriginal outreach * anger management groups and workshops * drug and alcohol counselling * family violence program including counselling groups for men and their partners * financial management * life skills * pre-employment programs * referrals

Partner Assault Response program -- 12 week group education and counselling program on domestic violence and non-abusive ways of resolving conflict * victims/partners of the offender provided with support including safety planning, referrals to community resources, and information on offender's progress

Institution services -- visiting * correspondence * counselling and referrals * drug awareness groups * pre-release planning

Community services -- advocacy * community and public education * Community Justice (formerly diversion) at 1000 Finch Ave W and Metro West courts * family support services * information on legal system and services * pardon kits and information about pardons for criminal convictions including eligibility assessment, and help with application preparation and ordering court documents * volunteer opportunities * housing assistance -- see separate entries

Fees: Free intake and counselling services * sliding scale for most group programs
Application: Call or drop in during intake hours -- Mon, Wed 9 am-11 am * allow one hour for intake assessment * Partner Assault Response program -- call to schedule intake/assessment meeting
Eligibility / Target Population: Adult men 18 years and older involved with the criminal justice system * Pardon program open to men and women

Partner Assault Response program -- for men 18 and older, ordered by the court to attend the program in response to a criminal charge involving domestic violence
Languages: English
Area Served:
Durham West, East York, Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, Malton, West Woodbridge, North York, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Etobicoke, Toronto, York - Toronto  
See Also: Anger Management
Counselling - Family, Couple, Individual
Criminal Justice Outreach
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Intimate Partner Violence Counselling

This information was last completely updated on September 7, 2018

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