Salvation Army

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Family Services Ministry

Description (Service) 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 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 CafĂ© 
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
Service Details
Public Comments Internet cafe provides access to internet and word processing for the purposes of job searching and connecting with family 
Year round Income Tax Clinic: call for an appointment with a Family Services Worker * up to 10 years of back income taxes can be filed 
Weekly cooking/baking classes, please call office for dates and times
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
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie Bayside Mission Centre
16 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON L4M 3A4
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Intersection Bayfield St and Dunlop St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-728-3737
Fax 705-728-7101
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Primary Contact Tracy Calliste, Director of Programs; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 222; Email:
Alternate Contact Ana Przybylski, Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 259; Email:
Primary Executive Captain Stephanie Watkinson, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Executive Ann Moreau, Community and Family Services Worker; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 227; Email:

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