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Empower Simcoe

Site: Barrie Head Office - 39 Fraser Crt

Service: Family Home Program for Adults and Children

Record #: BAR0652
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 14 Feb 2023


Office Phone 705-726-9082
Fax 705-726-6875
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Primary Contact Michele Kapteyn, Supports and Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 2377; Email:
Alternate Contact Jamie Hall, Marketing and Communications Manager; Phone: 705-726-9082 ext 5280; Email:


Address & Map
39 Fraser Court
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5J5
Intersection Morrow Rd and Patterson Rd
Mailing Address 39 Fraser Court 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 5J5
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Residential option for children and adults with developmental and possibly physical disabilities who for a variety of reasons cannot or choose not to live with their families in the community.
  • program is designed to enable the individual to live as an integral part of an alternative family setting
  • wherever possible, the individual's relationship with his/her natural family is encouraged and supported and regular visitation takes place
  • children attend neighbourhood schools and adults can participate in employment/volunteer/day program options according to their choosing
  • all placements are monitored and supervised by a social worker
  • the family home provider receives ongoing training, support meetings with other home providers and relief
  • program is licensed under the Child and Family Services Act and meets the standards and guidelines set forth by the Ministry of Community and Social Services

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Program: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Children: living in Simcoe County with a developmental disability and/or intellectual disability
Adults: living in Barrie and Orillia and surrounding areas with a developmental disability and /or intellectual disability
Application Children: apply with Empower Simcoe - Request for Service
Adults: apply with Developmental Services Ontario, call for more information about application process
Languages English
Fees None

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