This week, John Howard Societies across Canada are celebrating John Howard Society Week. It’s a chance to let people know a bit more about us and what we are all about. We are a national organization, but run independent branches across the country with a unified vision. Today, we want to take a moment to recognize our incredible volunteers, donors, and everyone who supports us. They are the heartbeat which allow us to do what we do!

Since we’ve opened Lulu’s Lodge, our LGBTQ2S+ transitional shelter for youth, people from the community have donated more than $25,000! This has helped us build and grow this program. The Sweetnsticky show hosts regular fundraisers to support this vision, and we are so grateful for this regular support. 100 Men Who Give A Damn – Saskatoon, a group of guys in the city who care and want to support local charities, came together and donated $6,000 to support our programming! There are countless others who have given whatever they can because they believe in the vision of a just society.

We have volunteers who help us with programs, and people who donate winter clothing and household items. They give us time and the literal clothes in their closets to ensure our clients have the support they need, and that our programs can run effectively. Volunteers in Moose Jaw work with our mediation program to provide healing and closure for victims of crime. Even those who cannot donate or volunteer show their support by advocating with us and supporting the mission and vision of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan.

We are so grateful to everyone across Saskatchewan who supports the mission and vision of the John Howard Society of Saskatchewan.