Description (Service) COVID-19 Update
Joyce Kope House has temporarily moved to Travelodge, 300 Bayfield St, Barrie * call 705-715-1052 for shelter services
  • temporary shelter for women and gender diverse individuals exiting institutions or experiencing homelessness in Simcoe County
  • please consider supporting women at the shelter at this time with donations of personal hygiene items, sanitizers and disinfectants, masks and food

Due to COVID-19 concerns the following service is cancelled/postponed until further notice
  • Jail Visitation at Vanier Centre for Women and Grand Valley - Institute for Women
  • if you are in contact with a loved one who is incarcerated and needing service, direct them to call 705-725-0613, ext 0

Call or email your worker for more information or contact:
* Rhonda LeDuc, Director of Community Justice programs at 705-627-6034
* Tracy Wood, Director of Community Programs at 705-644-1393
* Meaghan Chambers, Executive Director at 705-818-2342

Regular Service
  • An emergency shelter for women and gender diverse individuals experiencing homelessness and half-way house for women and gender diverse individuals under supervision of Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services Canada or on bail
  • Joyce Kope House provides 25 safe beds for women over the age of 18 years
  • Rules include: No violence, nightly curfew
  • Shelter Participants at Joyce Kope House are assigned a Case Worker to assist with goal setting and housing resources
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 UpdateOffice closed * House: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Women eligible to stay at Joyce Kope House include:

  • Women and gender diverse individuals released from correctional institutions on parole, temporary absence passes, bail, probation, or on a conditional sentence
  • Women and gender diverse individuals experiencing homelessness, those being released from mental health facilities, going to and from treatment centres, released from detoxification centres, and/or fleeing domestic violence

Women can self-refer if they are experiencing homelessness.

Same sex partner/spouse accepted.
Application Referrals - self, correctional institutions, mental health facilities, shelters, alcohol & drug rehabilitation centres, hospitals, community agencies etc.
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
102 Maple Ave
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 1S4
Intersection Maple Ave and Sophia St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-725-0613 ext 0
Crisis Phone 705-725-0613, (Mon-Sun 24 hours)
Fax 705-725-0636
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Instagram Instagram:
Twitter Twitter:
Primary Contact Ashley Smit, Residential Director; Phone: 705-725-0613 ext 241 * 705-790-6361; Email:
Alternate Contact Hannah Legere, Senior Case Worker; Phone: 705-725-0613 ext 241 * 705-727-7058; Email:
Mailing Address 102 Maple Ave 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 1S4

Agency Overview

Locations for this Service