Welcome to the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC

We assist people impacted by criminal justice so that they can reclaim their lives, making everyone safer.

We also offer support and housing to individuals with developmental disabilities who are at risk of homelessness or involvement in the criminal justice system, and who may have concurrent issues of mental health or addictions.

We are a non-profit charitable organization in Vancouver providing assistance with housing, life-skills, and community-based support with the goal of getting individuals to achieve greater independence and value their positive contributions to society. We advocate for just and humane punishment for crime and educate on the social, economic and personal costs of crime.

JHSLM Audited Financial Statements 2013-14

[ Download JHSLM 2014 Financial Statements PDF ]


The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC and the John Howard Society of the Fraser Valley are excited to announce that they have teamed up to provide services! We will continue to provide the same range of services, as well as a number of new programs and initiatives.

Abbotsford Community Service Office

The Abbotsford Community Service office is continuing to provide information, advocacy, support and referrals to individuals in the community, and to individuals in federal correctional institutions through our 1-800 inmate line.

For more information or to request assistance, contact Abbotsford Community Services:

#1 – 1653 Salton Rd.
Abbotsford, BC

Tel: 604-852-1226
Fax: 604-746-2212
Email: connie.vince@jhslmbc.ca
1-800 Line: 1-877-640-1122

Elliott House Community Residential Facility

Opened in Abbotsford December 2, 2013

Through a partnership with the Correctional Service of Canada, the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland has opened our newest Community Residential Facility, Elliott House.

For more information, or to contact Elliott House:

Tel: 604-859-9266
Fax: 604-859-9586
Email: ryan.jamieson@jhslmbc.ca

Youth Gang Prevention Initiative

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland is working in partnership with Abbotsford Community Services, Abbotsford Police Department and other criminal justice partners to implement effective youth gang reduction strategies in the Abbotsford community.