Welcome to Edmonton John Howard Society | Supportive Housing in Edmonton

Who we are

Edmonton John Howard Society is more than a service provider. To our clients, we are the family many of them never had. People come to us when the world doesn’t seem to welcome them or when the path forward is hidden by fear, self-doubt and closed doors. Our door is always open. Just like a family, we provide a home to some and safe shelter to all. We listen, we care, we reach out and we support. We celebrate with our clients when they succeed and we welcome them back when they stumble.

Who we serve

At Edmonton John Howard Society, we serve young people without support systems, people impacted by family violence, and men and women at risk or involved with the justice system. All find a warm welcome and the help they need to discover hope in their lives. We also work to build understanding about the causes and consequences of crime and to prevent crime in our communities through public education.

What we offer

At Edmonton John Howard Society, we offer hope and opportunities through a variety of practical services and innovative programs:

  • Housing and help finding housing
  • Help finding employment
  • Help finding other community services
  • Supportive services
  • Anger management courses
  • Public Legal Education programs for schools and community groups
  • Financial Literacy Courses at the New Edmonton Remand Centre
  • Housing for youth experiencing homelessness
  • Services for individuals involved in domestic violence
How we work

We are here to help. Call us, email us or drop by our office to get started. Our door is open, Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4:30 (closed from noon – 1:00 p.m. daily), and email and phone messages are returned as soon as possible. Our friendly staff and volunteers are waiting to welcome you.  

Call us today for information or help.

Recent Announcements 

Big Brag Bonspiel

Forty staff, family and friends representing Edmonton John Howard Society and Correctional Services Canada competed in the 2nd Annual BIG BRAG BONSPIEL at Ottewell on February 28, 2014.The costume theme for the bonspiel was Heroes and Villans.  Correctional Services Canada was victorious, winning a shiny trophy and bragging rights for the next year.



Baskets of Love

On February 13, the EJHS CARE Committee celebrated Valentine's Day by creating Baskets of Love for clients in our six residential programs. Each client received a goody bag filled with treats. 

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    The staff helped with resources on how to get me to my job interview and now I have a full time job.

    Adult Support Services – client

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    This program is very good.  Thank you so much for helping me out with my furniture.  I really appreciate it.

    New Home New Hope -  client

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    It is a very important service for women who are in a family violence situation.  The staff helped me to focus on myself a little lessened feelings of depression that I was feeeling.

    Family Violence Prevention Centre - client

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    It was beautiful to have someone listen and understand my situation.

    Victims' Assistance Program - client


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    Students will have a greater awareness of their rights and possible consequences of their misconduct.

    Public Education - teacher

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