Description (Service) A shelter for women experiencing homelessness as well as a half-way house for women under supervision by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Correctional Services Canada * provides 27 safe beds for women over the age of 18 years * rules include: No Male Visitors, No Weapons, and No Drugs or Alcohol * residents can access any service or program available at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County free of charge, including the Building on Women's Strengths (BOWS) Program
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * House: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Women eligible to stay at Joyce Kope House include: 
* Women released from correctional institutions on parole, temporary absence passes, bail, probation, or on a conditional sentence 
* Women experiencing homelessness, those being released from mental health facilities, going to and from treatment centres, released from detoxification centres, and/or fleeing abusive situations 
Women can self-refer if they are experiencing homelessness
Application Referral - self * Referral - Correctional Institutions, Mental Health Facilities, Shelters, Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation Centres
Languages English
Fees None - For community women: first 30 days are funded through the County of Simcoe, extensions may be available upon request
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
102 Maple Ave
Barrie, ON L4N 1S4
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Intersection Maple Ave and Sophia St W
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-725-0613
Toll Free Phone 1-866-249-8047
After Hours Phone 705-725-0613 Ext 0
Crisis Phone 705-725-0613
Fax 705-725-0636
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Primary Contact Meaghan Chambers, Residential Director; Phone: 705-725-0613 ext 241; Email:
Alternate Contact Shawna McNally, Senior Case Manager; Phone: 705-725-0613 ext 241; Email:
Primary Executive Joy Thompson, Executive Director; Phone: 705-725-0613 ext 227; Email:

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