Salvation Army Barrie

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Community and Family Services

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 Laura Brown, Community & Family Services Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 227; Email:
Alternate Contact Amy Short, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 259; Email:
Primary Executive Captain Stephanie Watkinson, Executive Director; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 223; Email:
Alternate Executive Dwayne O'Connor, Director of Programs; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 222; Email:
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
All programs and services have been suspended * free daily bread and emergency items available as listed below
* drop-in Mon and Wed (ID clinic, vouchers) - suspended 
* Tax Clinic - suspended 
* Community Laundry and Shower - suspended 
* free daily bread available at the door as long as donations received 
* emergency items e.g. baby items, call into the office at 705-728-3737 to see what arrangements can be made 
* Aug 17, 2020 - Back to School Backpack Campaign is not currently running, this may change in the next couple of weeks if approval to run is received 
Regular Services 
Provides emergency assistance to families in need of food, clothing and household items, counselling also provided * accepts donations of non-perishable food items, baby formula, diapers, baby food and usable work boots 
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 low income individuals in obtaining an Ontario Birth Certificate by appointment only 
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 
Fresh Air Camp and Mom and Tots Camp 
Christmas Assistance 
See separate record
Hours COVID-19 Response Office closed 
Regular Hours 
Office: Mon-Fri: 9 am-12 noon, 12:30 pm- 4 pm
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 
ID Clinic: low income 
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 
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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