Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-579-8482
Fax 905-435-0352
E-Mail jhsd@jhsd.ca
Website www.jhsd.ca
Located In Community Oshawa
Address 75 Richmond St W
Oshawa, ON L1G 1E3
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Intersection One block north of Centre St and Bond St, downtown Oshawa
Contact Information
Primary Contact Paul Dobbs, Manager, Technology & Community Development; Email: paul.dobbs@jhsd.ca
Alternate Contact Dianna Eastwood, Executive Director; Email: dianna.eastwood@jhsd.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Joelle Morey, Director, Finance & Administration; Email: joelle.morey@jhsd.ca
Description & Services
Description (Service) Variety of programs and services that help individuals, families and youth

Active Parenting Program a video based program guided by a JHS facilitator helps parents of 5-12, and teens, break down communication barriers and enhance the quality of family life * programs available between September and April

Extrajudicial Measures Program community partnership to assist in the delivery of the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Firehouse Youth Centre teen drop-in program in Bowmanville * youth to the age of 17 after school recreation space, skills development, community volunteer hours opportunities

Group Counselling Anger Management for adults and young adults * Dads Aiming for Direction and Support (D.A.D.S.) helps fathers gain skills they need to nurture their children * Active Parenting groups for parents of children 5-12 and teens, Cooperative Parenting and Divorce. Groups start each year in late January, April and September

Housing work with clients to find permanent, adequate and affordable housing * eviction prevention, landlord and tenant education * maintains a registry of landlords with rental space available * assistance with personal identification (ID)

ID Clinic Identification replacement clinic, applications for birth certificates for all parts of Canada

Income Tax help for low-income persons * available only in March and April

Inmate Counselling inmates from Durham nearing release may request assistance from this program

Learning Alternatives Non-credit upgrading program for adults who wish to improve reading, writing, math and computer skills in preparation for employment, apprenticeship, secondary, post-secondary or independence goals * one-to-one instruction is provided in a small group setting * offer flexible schedules and provide year round intake and assessment

Project X Change needle exchange program for intravenous drug users * old needles can be handed in for safe disposal * condom and safe sex information available * connections to rehab programs and counselling * Naloxone kits and nasal spray refills are now available for opioid overdose * PLEASE NOTE this program is NOT available on weekends

Public Speaking Presentations available to present to community groups, agencies, schools, media, service clubs, churches etc * topics include drugs and alcohol, suicide, sexual abuse, the prison system, violence, employment, housing issues * able to speak about any program the JHS delivers

Record Suspension assistance with process formerly known as a 'Pardon' available at Whitby, Oshawa and Bowmanville locations

Residential Program designed to develop independent living skills in person aged 15 and over * participants share in the responsibility for meal planning, grocery shopping and other life skills needed for a home

Womens Drop-In Program drop-in program for persons involved in the sex trade providing access to support, information, laundry/showering facilities, and community referrals

Hours Oshawa Mon, Tue, Thu 8 am-5 pm * Wed 8 am-7 pm * Fri 8 am-4 pm 
Clarington Resource Centre Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Fri 8am-4 pm  
Whitby Resource Centre Mon, Wed, Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue 8:30 am-7 pm * Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Depends upon program
Application Call for information * Group Counselling Intakes begin in December, March and August, call office number and press 0 to speak to intake worker
Languages English
Fees Most services are free * those programs with a cost recovery rate operate on a sliding fee scale * No one denied service
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ; Anger Management ; Co-Parenting Workshops ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Sex Trade Workers ; Eviction Prevention Legal Assistance ; Family Counselling ; Family Life Education ; Home Rental Listings ; Housing Search Assistance ; Identification Clinics ; Inmate Pre-Release Programs ; Juvenile Diversion ; Laundry Facilities ~ Sex Trade Workers ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Opioid Antidote Distribution Programs ; Parent Support Groups ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Fathers ; Public Showers/Baths ~ Sex Trade Workers ; Record Suspension Assistance ; Separation/Divorce Support Groups ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Anger/Violence Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Youth Issues ; Tax Preparation Assistance ; Tenant Readiness Education Programs ; Transitional Housing/Shelter ~ Homeless Youth ; Youth Centres

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