Description (Service) March 24, 2020 -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 705-721-9977 for support by phone 
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 Ext 228 
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, Ext 228
Service Details
Public Comments March 24, 2020 -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 705-721-9977 for support by phone
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
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
115 Edgehill Dr
Barrie, ON L4N 1L9
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
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
Social Media Facebook Facebook:!/pages/Women-Childrens-Shelter-of-Barrie/114293238626973
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Primary Contact Alison, Program Manager; Phone: 705-792-2189; Email:
Alternate Contact Kelly, Development Manager; Email:
Primary Executive Teresa MacLennan, Executive Director; Phone: 705-792-2186; Email:
Alternate Executive Tracy, Business Manager; Phone: 705-792-2185; Email:

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