The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland promotes a safe and peaceful community through effective and humane criminal and social justice programs.
All people have the right to safe and affordable housing.
Every person has intrinsic worth and must be treated with dignity, equity, fairness and compassion before the law.
All people have the potential to become responsible citizens.
Every person has the right and the responsibility to be informed about, and involved in, the criminal justice process.
Justice is best served through measures that impose humane consequences, resolve conflicts, repair harm, and restore peaceful relations in society.
Independent, non-profit, non-government organizations have a vital role in the criminal justice process.
Founded in 1929, The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland is a well-established and highly reputable agency promoting community safety by supporting persons involved with, or at risk of being impacted by, the criminal justice system. Although our traditional client base is those persons who are in conflict with the law, we have developed an expertise in supporting persons with complex needs facing multiple barriers or who are considered hard to house.
Our services include operating a spectrum of housing options under contract with the CSC, with Community Living British Columbia, or operated by the Society. We support clients in a number of areas including providing and assisting with finding housing; support with anger management; addiction, mental illness, and developmental disabilities, assistance with reintegration and with learning how to be responsible for themselves.