Connecting individuals with the tools and resources they need to achieve their goals

The Adult & Youth Support Services programs provide free service to our participants which address reducing barriers, one-one support while empowering them to reach their individual goals.


Adult Support Services:

Provides free one-on-one support to individuals 16+ on a first come, first served basis who require support for obtaining and retaining employment. Adult Support Services is the bridge for our participants to access resources and information, while empowering them to reach their individual goals.

  • Employment support (job boards, resume building, employment prep programming)
  • Connections and referrals to appropriate resources
  • Record Suspension information & resources
  • Release planning

Building Foundations Courses:

Building foundations self study workbooks for Anger Management, Employment Preparation and Financial Literacy to individuals 16+.  The workbooks provide program participants with skills and knowledge in these areas to assist them in achieving their individual goals.

Edmonton Remand Centre Programming

Creating Awareness provides free workshops to participants who are incarcerated at the Edmonton Remand Centre. The workshops include: Communication, Financial Literacy, Employment Preparation, Stress Management, and Pre-Release Planning. These workshops provide program participants with skills and knowledge in these areas to prepare them for their release back into the community. Facilitator also responds to inquiries about various resources and services that may be available to inmates during and after their incarceration.

Gang Exit and Community Outreach Services

A province wide project with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General to address participant needs in the areas of education, employment, financial support, treatment, housing and prosocial supports.

WrapED

WrapEd is collaboration between the Edmonton John Howard Society, Edmonton Police Services, Multi-cultural Health Brokers, Native Counselling Services of Alberta, REACH Edmonton, and YOUCAN Youth Services. WrapEd works with youth ages 16-24. While in the program youth are connected with youth workers and/or a wraparound facilitator who can support the youth in making positive changes in all aspects of their lives.


Connect to Adult Support Services:

More information: 780.428.7590

Adult Support Services Brochure

Adult Support Services

Our Goal…

To create a safe and supportive environment for our participants as they begin to make changes in their lives. Adult & Youth Support Services is the bridge for our participants to access resources and information, while empowering them to reach their individual goals. Self referrals or referrals from friends, family professionals.


Adult & Youth Support Services:

  • Is open to participants 16 years of age and older.
  • Can be accessed by individuals with or without justice status.
  • Offers long term and short term one on one support.
  • Operates on a voluntary basis.
  • Provides knowledge of community resources such as; basic needs, housing, legal services, community meals, education, employment preparation and counselling services.
  • Helps participants to complete applications (employment, education, identification, funding etc).
  • Assists with resume writing, job search, interviewing techniques and follow up practices.
  • Support with job maintenance and resolve workplace conflicts.
  • Provide information on Record Suspensions and assist with the application process
  • Assists with pre and post release planning for those transitioning from Federal or Provincial prison systems into the community.
  • Provides pre-release planning packages and community resources.
  • Provides institutional supports to incarcerated persons (via telephone).
  • Provide supports to friends and family members who have loved ones incarcerated or involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledgeable in community resources such as, basic needs, housing, legal services, community meals, education, employment programs and counselling services.
  • Assists with appropriate community referrals.
  • Encourages and teaches participants to advocate for themselves.

Hours of Operation…

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

Wednesday
Open- 8:30am – 11:30am

Building Foundations Self Study Workbooks:

Building foundations self study booklets for Anger Management, Employment Preparation and Financial Literacy to individuals 16+.  The workbooks provide program participants with skills and knowledge in these areas to assist them in achieving their individual goals. Certificate of completion provided for completed self-study workbooks.

Hours of Operation…

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

Wednesday
Open- 8:30am – 11:30am

Edmonton Remand Centre Programming:

Creating Awareness provides free workshops to participants who are incarcerated at the Edmonton Remand Centre. The workshops include: Communication, Financial Literacy, Employment Preparation, Stress Management, and Pre-Release Planning. These workshops provide program participants with skills and knowledge in these areas to prepare them for their release back into the community. Facilitator also responds to inquiries about various resources and services that may be available to inmates during and after their incarceration.

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
9:00am – 11:00am and 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Wednesday
9:00am – 11:00am

Gang Exit and Community Outreach Services

The Edmonton John Howard Society (EJHS), John Howard Society of Grande Prairie (JHSGP), Red Deer John Howard Society (RDJH) and The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS), have teamed up to provide Gang Exit and Community Outreach Services (GECOS) to participants that are incarcerated or residing in the community and are voluntarily interested in exiting gangs in the North Region. While all ages of participants will be served, the primary target population will be men and women of all ethnic origins between the ages of 16-35. These individuals (Participant) will be at high-risk of reoffending and will require support accessing community opportunities and services including employment, basic needs, education, housing, mental health, and addictions.

Hours of Operation…

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

Wednesday
Open- 8:30am – 11:30am

WrapED

WrapEd is collaboration between the Edmonton John Howard Society, Edmonton Police Services, Multi-cultural Health Brokers, Native Counselling Services of Alberta, REACH Edmonton, and YOUCAN Youth Services. WrapEd works with youth ages 16-24. While in the program youth are connected with youth workers and/or a wraparound facilitator who can support the youth in making positive changes in all aspects of their lives.

To support prevention and intervention programs in the community that target youth and their families by:

  • Using a strength-based approach.
  • Addressing root causes of social disorder.
  • Preventing youth involvement in gangs.

Hours of Operation…

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

Wednesday
Open- 8:30am – 11:30am