Salvation Army

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Family Services Ministry

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-728-3737
Fax 705-728-7101
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Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie Bayside Mission Centre
16 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON L4M 3A4
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Intersection Bayfield St and Dunlop St E
Contact Information
Primary Contact Tracy Calliste, Director of Program
Alternate Contact Meghann Blaney, Family Services Worker; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 227
Primary Executive Major Doug Lewis, Executive Director, Bayside Mission Centre
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides emergency assistance to families in need of food, clothing and household items, counselling also provided

Programs Include:

* Back to School Backpack Campaign
To donate, drop off a backpack/knapsack filled with school supplies, an empty backpack or school supplies at the Bayside Mission Centre * backpacks are distributed before school in August and September

* Back to Work Program
Provides new or gently used work boots to individuals who have legitimate work offers (boots and sizes as available), call for information * usable work boots can be dropped off at the Bayside Mission Centre at any time

* Coats for Kids and Folks Campaign
Annual Campaign takes place in November * the Salvation Army provides donated coats to the homeless and other individuals and families who do not have a warm coat for the winter * donated coats can be dropped off a at the Family Services office at the Salvation Army Bayside Mission Centre, 16 Bayfield St, Barrie * coats are distributed from the Family Services Ministry offices in November * after November vouchers for the Salvation Army Thrift store can be provided

* Baby's Closet
Provides emergency assistance to parents with young children * items such as diapers, formula, baby food and baby wipes are available

* ID Clinic
Assists individuals in obtaining an Ontario Birth Certificate, Ontario Health Card and Ontario Photo Card * also assist with Immigration and Citizenship papers

* Year Round Income Tax Clinic
Up to 10 years of back income taxes can be filed

* Internet Café
Provides access to internet and word processing for the purposes of job searching and connecting with family

* Family Tracing Service
Provides forms for persons wishing to trace missing relatives, the individual must send the form to Salvation Army Family Tracings Service in Toronto

*Cooking and Baking Classes
Call main office for scheduled classes

* Community Kitchen Programs

* Community laundry and shower

* sends children to Fresh Air Camp and also has a Mom and Tots Camp

* Christmas Assistance, see separate record

Accepts donations of non-perishable food items, baby formula, diapers, baby food and usable work boots
Hours Mon-Fri: 9am- 11:45 am, 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Dates Back to School Backpack Campaign: donations of backpacks and/or school supplies accepted all year * distribution occurs the week before school starts in Sep 
Coats for Kids and Folks: donations of coats accepted all year * distribution from Bayside Mission during the month of Nov, after Nov vouchers for Salvation Army Thrift store provided
Areas Served Angus ; Barrie ; Beeton ; Belle Ewart ; Bradford ; Churchill ; Cookstown ; Gilford ; Innisfil ; Lefroy ; Loretto ; Midhurst ; Minesing ; Oro-Medonte ; Thornton
Eligibility Back to School Backpack Campaign: income criteria assessed during interview 
Coats for Kids and Folks: no restrictions 
Income Tax Clinic: no restrictions, up to 10 years of back income taxes can be filed 
ID Clinic: no restrictions 
Emergency Food: no restrictions
Application Back to School Backpack Campaign: call to arrange an interview to register for program 
Coats for Kids and Folks: drop-in to Bayside Mission during month of Nov to obtain coat 
Income Tax Clinic: call for an appointment 
ID Clinic: call for an appointment 
Emergency food and baby supplies: call for appointment, to obtain a one time only issue of emergency food an application form must be completed
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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