Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 905-579-8482 ext 261 * leave message
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) COVID19 -- offices closed to the public until further notice * clients continue to be supported by phone and email, call 905-926-7929 * Oshawa and Whitby Residential services and Harm Reduction Programs continue to operate, although differently to ensure the health and safety of clients and staff * Project X-Change Outreach, text or call Outreach at 905-440-5410

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

Employment Services to assist any job seeker with their resume, cover letter, job search, skills upgrading and more. Ask about our Ready to Go program for youth up to age 30 which has pre-employment training and certifications followed by a paid job trial

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

Clarington Youth Centres (Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle) teen drop-in program in Bowmanville * youth up to the age of 18, 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. Continuous intake except in July/August

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 Return persons from Durham nearing release may request assistance for planning their return to Durham

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 COVID-19 - Harm Reduction Services are being offered at all of the JHS offices 
Oshawa – Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm 
Whitby – Mon, Thu 10 am-12 noon 
Bowmanville – Mon, Thu 1 pm-4 pm 
Evening Harm Outreach continues 6 pm-11 pm by phone
Areas Served Durham Region
Eligibility Depends upon program
Application Each program has own intake process * group counselling call office and press zero for intake * employment services call or drop in to office * housing help in Oshawa is a first come/first served walk-in service * housing help in Bowmanville and Whitby appointments are recommended
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 ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Opioid Antidote Distribution Programs ; Parent Support Groups ; Parenting Skills Classes ~ Fathers ; Public Showers/Baths ; 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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