Community-Based Residential Facilities


Our Community-Based Residential Facilities operate under contract with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). Guy Richmond Place, Hobden House, and Elliott House provide housing to persons on conditional release under the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

Individuals residing at our facilities are subject to general conditions of release stipulated in the Corrections and Conditional Release Regulations and special conditions imposed by the Parole Board of Canada. Residents are supervised by Community Parole Officers, and our facilities have awake staff on site 24 hours a day to provide structure, monitoring, and support.

JHSLM Community-Based Residential Facility Program Goals

  • To assist and support men on federal and provincial release to reintegrate into the community
  • To bridge the gap from the institution to the community
  • To keep the community safe by monitoring resident’s whereabouts and reporting any concerns to CSC
  • To act as an advocate, support person, role model, coach/mentor, and mediate problems or conflict situations experienced by the residents as they make efforts to affect positive changes in their lives

Admission Criteria

JHSLM Community-Based Residential Facility residents must:

  • Be on conditional release from a federal or provincial correctional institution
  • Be accepted by the Residence Manager or Director of Justice Services upon review of pertinent correctional file information in accordance with our admission criteria
  • Be able to live in a group setting
  • Have made some progress in addressing the criminogenic factors that precipitated the offence for which they were incarcerated and accept responsibility for their circumstances

JHSLM Community-Based Residential Facilities are not appropriate placements for those who are:

  • Physically challenges by the layout of the houses, which are currently not wheelchair accessible
  • Participating in significant and untreated substance misuse
  • Refusing treatment for mental health issues
  • Refusing treatment for sexual and violent offending issues

Guy Richmond Place

Guy Richmond Place (GRP) is a home in the community of Vancouver, BC, which promotes community safety and successful reintegration of men on conditional release from both federal and provincial correctional institutions. GRP is an 18-bed facility contracted by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), and provides a stable home environment with added structure for individuals transitioning from the criminal justice system.

GRP staff continuously offer support, advocacy, and information on community resources to assist residents in their reintegration to the community. This includes information on housing, employment, personal identification, medical coverage, banking services, and recreational passes, along with anything else that better connects individuals with their community. With the assistance of our 24 hour awake staff, practicum students and volunteers, GRP residents are able to meet their own needs and prepare for independent living after a successful period of residency.

For more information on Guy Richmond Place, please contact:

grplace@jhslmbc.ca or call 604-872-5651 ext. 310

Hobden House

Hobden House is a 17-bed Community-Based Residential Facility contracted by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) to provide a stable home environment with added structure for men on conditional release from both federal and provincial correctional institutions. Located in the city of Surrey, Hobden House provides basic supports including food, shelter, and access to amenities, as well as residential staff to assist in every aspect of our resident’s reintegration efforts such as sobriety, mental health, employment, and educational goals.

Residents are assisted in the development of personal plans which create a foundation for change. Staff advocate for clients, and provide them a fair opportunity to learn and grow as individuals. The safe and supportive environment of Hobden House is designed to help clients prepare for more independent living and to meet their own needs as contributing members of the community. The safety of our community is ensured with 24 hour awake staff which monitor and support Hobden House residents.

For more information on Hobden House, please contact:

hobden@jhslmbc.ca or call 604-872-5651 ext. 310

Elliott House

Elliott House is a 20-bed Community-Based Residential Facility located in Abbotsford, BC, contracted by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) to provide a stable home environment with added structure for men on conditional release from both federal and provincial correctional institutions. Elliott House commemorates the legacy of Dr. Elizabeth Elliott, who was a leading proponent in the restorative justice movement in Canada and worldwide. The JHSLM chose to name Elliott House in recognition of Liz, so that her legacy would continue to live on in the lives of the courageous people who are involved in this program.

Elliott House staff provide continuous support and advocacy to residents, along with assistance in establishing positive community connections. Residents are supported in accessing community resources which may assist individuals as they reintegrate into the community and work towards independence. Support may include information on obtaining housing, employment, personal identification, medical coverage, banking services, and recreational opportunities. With the support and assistance of staff, practicum students, and volunteers, Elliott House residents are able to meet their own needs and learn greater independence.

For more information on Elliott House, please contact:

elliotthouse@jhslmbc.ca or call 604-872-5651 ext. 310




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