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) Helps individuals and families and youth improve life skills and quality of life

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)

Project X Needle 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 * PLEASE NOTE this program is NOT available on weekends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Income Tax help for low-income persons * available only in March and April
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 Adolescent/Youth Counselling ; Anger Management ; Drop In Centres ~ Adolescents ; Ex-Offender Reentry Programs ~ Families/Friends of Inmates/Ex-Offenders ; Family Counselling ; Family Prison Visitation Support ; General Addictions/Substance Use Disorder Support Groups ; Housing Search and Information ; Juvenile Diversion ~ Young Offenders ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Parenting Skills Classes ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Fathers ; Record Suspension Assistance ; Relapse Prevention Programs ; Relapse Prevention Programs ~ Young Adults ; Stress Management ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Anger/Violence Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Youth Issues ; Substance Use Disorder Counselling ; Teen Expectant/New Parent Assistance ; Youth Violence Prevention

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