Transitional Housing

Jacky’s Place

Durham Youth Services operates Jacky’s Place, a transitional house for youth between the ages of 16 – 24. Jacky’s Place provides a supportive environment where youth learn the skills needed to transition to independent living.

Residents can live at Jacky’s Place for one year with the possibility of extension. Residents receive intensive case management and life skills training.

Jacky’s Place is semi-supported by staff and acts as shelter overflow during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please call/text the Case Manager for more information: 289-980-5557.

Resident Support Program

Our Resident Support Program is a three-year program funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation which runs from January 2018 to October 2021. The Resident Support Program operates from a housing-first philosophy and provides intensive case management to our most at-risk and high needs homeless youth.

The Resident Support Coordinator will work with youth for the length of the grant in order to assist them to move from a place of in-crisis to stability. Research has shown that similar programs have allowed many youth to break the cycle of poverty and learn how to be self-sufficient enough to live on their own.

Please call/text the Resident Support Coordinator for more information: 905-391–8990.

By January 2020, the RSC supported 111 clients and here are some of the successes the youth achieved…

  • 72% of youth moved from emergency shelter to more stable, permanent housing
  • 42% of youth increased their income security
  • 33% of youth connected with academic resources


Youth moved from emergency shelter to more stable, permanent housing


Youth increased their income security


Youth connected with academic resources

Numbers above based on Durham Youth Services administrative data for 2019
A quote from one of our clients…
“I thank Joanne’s House staff for all of their support and showing me that I can be more in life. I am now working fulltime, have been accepted to college and 7 months sober.”


A quote from one of our clients…
“Even though the staff members know about your problems, they do not act or treat you like you are nothing. They act as if you are another person, which is great when it comes to self-esteem.”


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