Through effective and adaptive service delivery, we assist vulnerable people to become empowered in their own lives as they work to meet their self-determined needs and goals.

Using a person-centered approach, we provide practical support to people with complex needs facing multiple barriers, including those who may be involved in the criminal justice system, have developmental disabilities, or experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental health challenges, or problematic substance use. Through our over 90 years of service delivery, we have demonstrated expertise and leadership in the social and criminal justice sector.

JHS Pacific has a long history and deep roots serving vulnerable people in BC, and in 2020 were honoured to expand our services to support people and communities in the Yukon. Through our continuum of programs, we provide support with employment services, job training, homelessness prevention, transitional and supportive housing, addiction and mental health services, life-skills, outreach, and community-based services with the goal of creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all. 

We are a registered non-profit charitable organization, which operates independently with no legal affiliation to other John Howard Societies. Although we operate independently, we work in close collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders, including other regional John Howard Societies, with the goal of enhancing the quality and range of services that we collectively provide to people across BC and the Yukon. Our independent structure, coupled with our commitment to working together allows us to be agile and responsive to the evolving needs of the people and communities we serve.

Our Vision

A safe, healthy, and inclusive community for all.

Our Mission

We strengthen communities by supporting people experiencing barriers so they can achieve greater independence.

Our Values

Board of Directors


Get to Know Us

Who was John Howard?

One question that we often get asked about our organization is where we got our name from. Who was John Howard and why are over 60 organizations in Canada named after him? Put simply, John Howard was an 18th century prison reformer that dedicated his life to advocating for the rights of prisoners and other marginalized individuals.

To learn more about our namesake, read our Who was John Howard? blog post, linked here

CARF Accreditation

Our CARF accreditation demonstrates our dedication and commitment to continuously improving the quality of our services for the people that we serve.


We receive funding and grants from community members, government, and private sector partners in addition to other sources. For more details on the funding that we receive, please refer to our financial statement or contact us.

Get in touch with us to learn more about JHS services available in your community