Welcome to the John Howard Society of the Thompson Region

We are a registered not for profit charity in Kamloops providing assistance with housing, health, life-skills, and community-based support.

What does JHS do?

  • JHS builds safe and healthy communities by assisting vulnerable people achieve greater independence and become changemakers in their own lives.

Who does JHS serve?

  • JHS provides programs and services for individuals living with developmental disabilities, physical and mental health issues, addictions and homelessness as well as those who have been involved with the criminal justice and health systems. JHS provides services and supports that span all demographics working with children, youth, men, women, families and seniors. Our organization employs operations and practices that are culturally responsive to the diverse population within our communities.

How does JHS do it?

  • JHS provides support services to vulnerable people through housing, life skills, health education and programs and advocacy.

  • Helping individuals with acute or chronic physical and/or mental health issues achieve greater independence and health in their lives by providing case management and coordination, health education and programs, life skills, and social support services.

  • Helping individuals successfully re-enter society by providing pre-release planning, housing, counselling, forensic outreach, job training and employment services.

  • Helping individuals by providing restorative justice, domestic violence counselling and one on one and/or family counselling services.

  • Helping individuals living with alcohol and drug addiction by providing health, housing, rehabilitation, and educational services.

  • Helping individuals living with homelessness by providing temporary housing, assistance obtaining permanent housing and homelessness prevention services.

  • Research partnerships with post-secondary institutions.


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