Facilitating transition between secure hospitalization and community living

Journey Home is an 6 bed community based long-term housing outpatient facility for adult males under the authority of the Alberta Review Board and Forensic Assessment Community Services Not Criminally Responsible Outpatient Team.

Areas of Support

Journey Home provides the following support to individuals under an Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) disposition:

  • Skilled Caseworkers
  • Community Liaison and Recreational Worker
  • Onsite Teacher
  • Case management plan in collaboration with Alberta Health Services supports
  • Behavior cycle development

Connect to Journey Home:

More information: 780.784.4769 | email: cjohnson@johnhoward.org | referrals: Accepted from Alberta Health Services coordinated access

Our Goal...

To aid in the transition between secure hospitalization and community living. We assist clients with their reintegration and preparation for independent living by providing a safe, supportive, and structured environment.

Our Program...

  • Provides service to adult males on release in the community under authority of the Alberta Review Board and Forensic Assessment Community Services (FACS) Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) Outpatient Team.
  • Offers a 6-bed, community based, long-term housing, out-patient facility.
  • Serves individuals who have been diagnosed with various psychiatric diagnosis, physical disabilities and brain injuries, and are currently under an NCR disposition.
  • Works in collaboration with the FACS NCR Outpatient Treatment Team to develop and implement a case management plan by reviewing the client’s attitude, strengths, completed programming, and a risk/needs assessment.
  • Completes behaviour cycle development with all clients.
  • Serves the community by providing supervision and support to individuals who have been authorized by Alberta Hospital Services to reside at an approved accommodation.

Our Services...

Staff work with the clients in order to help facilitate a successful transition from secure hospitalization into the community.

We offer:

  • Shelter and food to all clients;
  • Skilled caseworkers;
  • Community Liaison and Recreational Worker;
  • Teacher;
  • Coordinated delivery of services with AHS and Edmonton John Howard Society
  • Referrals to Edmonton John Howard Society's intake and employment services.


All clients have been assessed through the Alberta Health Services coordinated access single point of entry process. A formal file review will also be conducted, which determines the applicant's suitability for residency.

Residency is determined by following factors:

  • Clients must be 18 years of age or older and identify as male.
  • The client has adequate independent living skills to function at the minimum level required (ambulatory).
  • The client does not pose an undue risk to staff or clients. While many of the clients have committed acts of violence,  they will need to have demonstrated a suitable level of stability via their institutional performance and completed treatment.
  • The client has been stable for a period of time in hospital.
  • The client agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the program and facility.
  • The client must not have a history of sexual deviancies.