The Grande Prairie John Howard Society provides the following services:
- Client Services – Providing information and referral services to the general public, assistance with pardon applications, and community research projects.
- Parenting After Separation & Focus On Communication In Separation Seminars – A program for separating or divorcing parents who have issues with child custody, access, or child support. The focus is on communication, general legal information, and mediation.
- Nexus Program – Nexus is a program that encourages women to take responsibility for their actions and teaches alternatives to angry and controlling behavior. The program allows for opportunities to increase knowledge, seek information, gain skills, and share experiences in a group setting.
- Couples Enrichment Program – A follow-up program for Renaissance and Nexus participants. The focus of the program is on assisting couples in building positive relationships through learning skills in self assessment and communication. The program also encourages partners to examine and modify their current communication and interaction patterns.
- Criminal Justice Education – A program which promotes criminal justice education by providing in-person presentations to city and rural schools and communities.
- Stoplift Program – A program designed to assist youth in understanding the consequences of theft and make reparations for the harm done to victims and to the community.
- Renaissance Program – A program which offers alternatives to men who are abusive in intimate relationships. The goal of this therapy group is to help men decrease abusive and controlling behavior and to help men accept responsibility for their actions.
- N’Compass Program – A program targeted at youth ages 12-17 who are experiencing problems at school, home, and in the community due to inappropriate anger and aggression. The program focuses on teaching youth alternatives to violence by increasing skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and anger management.
- Eureka Program – A two-day alternatives to violence workshop aimed at grade 7 students. The workshop focuses on character building, community building, and conflict resolution.
- Tabono Centre – A strength based learning centre designed to assist at-risk youth in identifying, and developing their strengths by using the community as the classroom. All youth are given the ability to succeed through programming that includes: arts and culture, health and recreation, work skills, personal development, academic support and credit and family support.
More information about the Grande Prairie John Howard Society will be available soon on our website:
Penny Mickanuck, Executive Director
Grande Prairie John Howard Society
# 200 – 10135 – 101 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0Y4
Telephone: (780) 532-0373
Fax: (780) 538-4931