Joanne’s House Frequently Asked Questions

Are meals provided?

Yup, 3 every day, plus snacks

Are there laundry facilities?

Absolutely….soap too.

Are there rules?

You bet. But they are fair like a weekend curfew of midnight and no smoking in the house

Can I get there on public transit?

Durham Region Transit bus # 218 Beach route stops only a few doors from Joanne’s House.

Do youth need to call first?

It’s better to call to make sure we have a bed, but not absolutely necessary.
905-239-9477

How many beds are there?

13 beds – available on a first come-first served basis

Who can stay at the shelter?

Youth, both girls and guys, between the ages of 16 -24 who need a safe place to stay.

Will each person get their own room?

Probably not. Rooms will be shared, but there will be a safe place to lock up belongings.

How to get hooked up?

We have developed partnerships with several community agencies to help with stuff like drug use, drinking, getting back to school, finding a job, seeing a doctor etc.
But only if you want to.

We even have a high school, in the house.

What about rules? Do you have them?

You bet. But they are fair like a weekend curfew of midnight and no smoking in the house.

What if I am Pregnant?

We can help there too. We have contacts with other providers to help get what is needed for you and baby.

What if I have kids?

We’re not set up for little ones, but don’t let that stop you. We can point you in the right direction.

Who are we helping?

Durham Youth Housing and Support Services aims to provide housing and support services designed to meet the specific needs of youth.