Praise


JHSTR Local, National and International Impact:

JHSTR has been recognized both provincially and internationally for the innovative and best practice approach's to providing support services in communities. Below are some of the highlights:

  1. 2004 – JHSTR received the John Howard Society National Jim McLatchie Award for creative and innovative approaches to service delivery
  2. 2008 – JHSTR was recognized by the Correctional Service of Canada as the Agency responsible for creating the “Community Alternative Housing and Supports Model” now used nationally by the Correctional Services of Canada
  3. 2009 – JHSTR was recognized by the City of Kamloops as the most influential agency in the affordable housing industry in the last 15 years.

JHSTR has presented at both National and International conferences including:                         

  1. Ghent Belgium – International Health and Mental Health Conference
  2. Quebec City – Community Corrections and Health Indicators Congress
  3. New York – Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – Bridging Corrections and Health
  4. St John’s Newfoundland – Canadian Housing and Residential Association

 

Testimonials:

“I’ve noticed my quality of life has improved greatly since the beginning of my tenancy here at Georgian Court. In this secure environment, I feel supported and safe. I also feel my addiction problems are deep in remission which frees me to improve and grow in other areas of my life. Still new to this through . . . . . thanks to everyone who has helped me!”

“Just a short note to say thank you to you and your magnificent staff for helping me when my life wasn’t worth 10₵. I didn’t even know what Christmas was until these terrific people showed me. You have a fantastic team.”

“I would like to thank you for the opportunity of living here, it was good and I wish all of you’re the best.”

“I love my apartment and I am grateful to live there.”

“Thanks for everything; it was a pleasure to live there.”

“I want to thank you for allowing me the time at Georgian Court to integrate back into a productive life. My stay here was amazing and I am so glad there are places like this in Kamloops.”




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