Counselling Services

Programs Offered at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary Seeking Safety Seeking Safety is a continuous intake program designed to substance abuse and trauma histories simultaneously. The goal is help people manage trauma symptoms, develop healthy coping strategies, prevent self-destructive acts, identify positive...


Annual Family Prison Visit

General Program Description Through financial support from Correctional Service of Canada and the co-ordinated efforts of the institutional staff, inmate committees, our staff and volunteers, the John Howard Society is able to provide transportation and accommodations for families of Newfoundland...


121 Prison Visitation Program

Eligibility Any prisoners at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP), especially those who do not have regular visits from family and friends, are eligible to participate. Referrals come from family, prisoners and HMP programs. General Program Description The purpose of the program is...


Prison Library Program

The library at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary is staffed and operated by John Howard Society volunteers.  Inmates have regular access to library resources and their feedback is most gratifying but not a day goes by without a few inmates saying “thanks...