Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Record #: BAR3372
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 04 Dec 2023


Office Phone 705-728-6300
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-1716, Crisis
Crisis Phone 705-728-2544, Mon-Sun 24 hours
Fax 705-728-1364
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Primary Contact Alison, Program Manager; Phone: 705-792-2189; Email:
Alternate Contact Teresa MacLennan, Executive Director; Email:


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Barrie, ON
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service)

Emergency residence with 27 beds for women and their children who are experiencing abuse in their significant relationships, residential services include:

  • Safe, temporary accommodation
  • Crisis telephone and on site counselling
  • Children's services for residents
  • Legal and court support
  • Information and referral
  • Education, advocacy and assistance with social services including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Program and Social Housing
  • Emergency transportation if required
  • Emergency Residential support for women experiencing human trafficking

Outreach services include legal advocacy and court support, individual counselling, groups, information and referral, education, advocacy, assistance with social services and community services including Barrie Food Bank.

Donations of food and new household items accepted by appointment, call for information at 705-728-6300. To shop for charitable merchandise, click here.

Family Court Support Worker Program
Facilitates a victim's understanding of and passage through the family court system. Support provided includes:

  • information on the family court process
  • assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid)
  • debriefing with clients following family court appearances
  • referral to specialized services and supports in the community
  • safety planning
  • court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Have created a Violence Prevention video series, designed for youth, but accessible to all on a variety of topics related to healthy relationships. Visit: to view the five videos. Check back as additional videos will be added soon.

Winter Sponsorship Program

  • Matches families staying at the shelter and those families that access outreach services with individuals or businesses, who would like to "adopt" a family in need and provide a Christmas of gifts, gift cards and food gift certificate/food items
  • To sponsor a family, contact the Shelter at 705-728-6300

Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Shelter
  • Age Requirement: 16 yrs and up
  • Women experiencing abuse in their relationship and their children
Family Court Support worker Program --victims of intimate partner violence involved in the family court process
  • Pre-intake assessment both via telephone and on site
  • Winter Sponsorship Program: Call 705-728-6300, ext 228
  • Family Court Support Worker Program - Visit website to learn more about the program and how to access it.
  • Languages English - Interpreters can be arranged when needed
    Fees None

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