Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Record #: BAR0399
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2024


Office Phone 705-725-0613
Fax 705-725-0636
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Primary Contact Ashley Smit, Residential Director; Phone: 705-790-6361; Email:
Alternate Contact Victoria Muchmaker, Residential Manager; Phone: 705-727-7058; Email:


Address & Map
102 Maple Ave
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 1S4
Intersection Maple Ave and Sophia St W
Mailing Address 102 Maple Ave 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 1S4
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service)
  • An emergency shelter for women and gender diverse individuals experiencing homelessness and half-way house for women and gender diverse individuals under supervision of Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services Canada or on bail
  • Joyce Kope House provides 25 safe beds for women over the age of 18 years
  • Rules include: No violence, nightly curfew
  • Shelter Participants at Joyce Kope House are assigned a Case Worker to assist with goal setting and housing resources

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up

Women eligible to stay at Joyce Kope House include:
  • Women and gender diverse individuals released from correctional institutions on parole, temporary absence passes, bail, probation, or on a conditional sentence
  • Women and gender diverse individuals experiencing homelessness, those being released from mental health facilities, going to and from treatment centres, released from detoxification centres, and/or fleeing domestic violence

Women can self-refer if they are experiencing homelessness. Same sex partner/spouse accepted.
Application Referrals - self, correctional institutions, mental health facilities, shelters, alcohol & drug rehabilitation centres, hospitals, community agencies etc.
Languages English
Fees None

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