Youth Programs | Helping at Risk Youth in Edmonton

REE*START (Youth Program)

Phone: 780.428.7590

(Resources, Education, Employment, Support, Teaching, Advocacy, Respect, Transition)

A support and life skills program for youth, 15-22 years of age, who are self referred or referred by a family member of service agency.(click here for more information)

• Walk in during office hours.
• Call for more information, 780.428.7590

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 
8:30am - 11:30am and 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Open- 8:30am - 11:30am
Closed-12:00pm - 4:30pm

Drop-In Single Session Counselling

Phone: 780.423.1635

Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last appointment at 3:00 p.m.)

For life's challenges, our NO-COST drop-in counselling services are in your community. With you, our Intern Therapists will focus on your strengths and abilities to help you create a plan for the change you most want in your life. Our single-session therapy is here when you are ready.

We offer individual, couple and family therapy. Our services include referrals to additional services that will support the change you desire.

Our drop-in counselling service is provided by Intern Therapists who are completing their Masters or PhD in therapy or other counselling areas. In addition to the extensive individual and group supervision they receive, we also use a team approach so that you can benefit from many perspectives to help you make the change you desire.

We support you, drawing upon your own strengths and abilities along with providing information that will help you create a plan for the change you most want in your life. If you wish to know about other services in our community we will provide these as well.

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WrapED (Wrap = wraparound, ED = Edmonton) is a collaboration between The Africa Centre, Edmonton John Howard Society, Edmonton Police Services, Native Counselling Services of Alberta and YOUCAN Youth Services. This project is partially funded through the Government of Canada's National Crime Prevention Strategy and will use the collective expertise of core and supporting organizations in the city to tackle the complexities of youth gangs using the Wraparound Approach. For more information visit the REACH Edmonton website.

The LOFT (Life Opportunities for Transition)

Phone: 780.486.7590  Fax: 780.486.7549

A community based residence and independent living experience for males between the ages of 16-24.
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The Bridges Treatment Program at Howard House

Phone: 780.420.1497  Fax: 780.426.0403

An 8 bed community-based treatment residence for young males with status under the Youth Criminal Justice Act who are serving custodial sentences.
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Phone: 780.477.0104   Fax: 780.477.0928

A home for homeless young people who need a safe place to live as they develop the skills to make positive lifestyle choices and to live independent and productive lives in the community. (click here for more information)



















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Contact the Edmonton
John Howard Society

#401, 10010 105 St.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1C4

Tel: 780.428.7590
Fax: 780.425.1699

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