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Youth Haven

Site: Barrie

Service: Youth Haven Emergency Shelter, Barrie

Record #: BAR0386
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 09 Feb 2023


Office Phone 705-739-7616, Barrie - accept collect calls
Fax 705-739-7329
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Primary Contact Nicole Barkley, Director of Services; Email:
Alternate Contact Natalie Baan, Case Manager; Email:


Address & Map
22 Wellington St E
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 2B8
Physical Access Not Accessible


Description (Service)

At this time, shelter is open for youth that are currently living there.
Crisis care facility offering:

  • emergency care housing, food and clothing
  • 19 beds
  • support in life skills development (dress, hygiene, cooking and budgeting)
  • short or long term stay, length of stay determined by person's need and rate of progress
  • long term stays require carrying out a plan (continuing education, work, or job search)
  • in-house and mobile outreach counselling services for individuals and families
  • information and referral

Health Care Clinic
Held weekly for any youth residing at Youth Haven who would like to see a doctor on a drop-in basis, services include:

  • full exams
  • medication dispensing and monitoring
  • advice and information about personal care
  • referrals for more complicated physical needs

Youth Hub

  • second and fourth Tue of the month (except Jul-Aug) at Downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library
  • Staff are available to answer any health and wellness questions, activities and snacks also available
  • Partnership between Youth Haven, the Barrie Community Health Centre and Canadian Mental Heath Association

Boxes of Hope Fundraising Campaign

  • Purchase a box for $50, contains scarves, gloves, tuques, toiletries, hygiene products, gift cards, bus tokens and more
  • Campaign runs until Christmas
  • Donors can be eligible to win prizes

Accept donations of:

  • Food staples: drop off Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm at 22 Wellington St E
  • donations of store purchased food, clothing and house/cleaning supplies are being accepted, cannot accept homemade meals at this time
  • Christmas gifts, winter clothing, socks, hygiene and beauty supplies, school supplies, baked goods, youth-geared Gift Cards (movies, restaurants etc.), bus tickets/passes
  • if you have something to donate, call 705-739-7616 to let them know when you will be coming to the house
Volunteer Description Volunteers: 20 years and over, various duties. Police records check required. Volunteer application required.

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
  • Shelter Intake: Mon-Sun 24 hours
  • Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
  • Health Care Clinic: Thu 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Youth and young adults experiencing homelessness 16-24 yrs old.
Application Call, email or drop-in
Languages English
Fees None

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