Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone Shelter: 705-728-2544 * Administration: 705-728-6300
Toll Free Phone Crisis 1-800-461-1716
Crisis Phone 705-728-2544
Fax 705-728-1364
E-Mail info@barrieshelter.com
Website www.barrieshelter.com
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Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie, ON
Contact Information
Primary Contact Alison, Program Manager; Phone: 705-792-2189; Email: alison@barrieshelter.com
Alternate Contact Katie, Development Manager; Email: katie@barrieshelter.com
Primary Executive Teresa MacLennan, Executive Director; Phone: 705-792-2186; Email: teresa@barrieshelter.com
Alternate Executive Tracy, Business Manager; Phone: 705-792-2185; Email: tracy@barrieshelter.com
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* For women in need of support call Crisis Line at 705-728-2544 or 1-800-461-1716  
* For Outreach Services, call Crisis Line 705-728-2544 for support by phone, no in-person appointments 
 
Regular 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 counselling, on site counselling, children's services for residents, legal and court support, information and referral, education, advocacy, assistance with social services including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Program and social housing * will provide emergency transportation if required * donations of food accepted * new household items and clothing accepted by appointment * call for information at 705-728-6300  
 
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 
 
Family Court Support Worker Program -- information on the family court process * assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid) * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate 
 
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
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Barrie ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) 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
Application Pre-intake assessment both via telephone and on site * Winter Sponsorship Program: Call 705-728-6300, ext 228
Languages English - Interpreters can be arranged when needed
Fees None
Other Details
Elections n/a
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Print Material Annual General Report produced yearly * monthly newsletter

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