Youth Haven

Site: Barrie

Service: Youth Haven Emergency Shelter

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
  • Shelter is open for youth that are currently living there
  • all in person meetings and counselling sessions are occurring via phone and Skype, call for information
  • effective immediately, donations of pre-packaged food and house/cleaning supplies are being accepted, cannot accept clothing or homemade meals at this time
  • if you have something to donate, leave the items on the porch and knock on the door or call 705-739-7616 to let them know when you will be coming to the house
Regular Service
Crisis care facility offering:
  • emergency care housing, food and clothing
  • 10 beds for those identifying as young men and 6 beds for those identifying as young women
  • support in life skills development (dress, hygiene, cooking and budgeting)
  • short or long term stay, length of stay determined by person's need and rate of progress
  • long term stays require carrying out a plan (continuing education, work, or job search)
  • in-house and mobile outreach counselling services for individuals and families
  • information and referral
Health Care Clinic
Held weekly for any youth experiencing homelessness who would like to see a doctor on a drop-in basis, services include:
  • full exams
  • medication dispensing and monitoring
  • advice and information about personal care
  • referrals for more complicated physical needs
Youth Hub
  • second and fourth Tue of the month (except Jul-Aug) at Downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library
  • Staff are available to answer any health and wellness questions, activities and snacks also available
  • Partnership between Youth Haven, the Barrie Community Health Centre and Canadian Mental Heath Association
Boxes of Hope Fundraising Campaign
  • Purchase a box for $50, contains scarves, gloves, tuques, toiletries, hygiene products, gift cards, bus tokens and more
  • Campaign runs until Christmas
  • Donors can be eligible to win prizes
Accept donations of:
  • Food staples: drop off Mon-Fri 24 hours at 22 Wellington St E
  • Christmas gifts, winter clothing, socks, hygiene and beauty supplies, school supplies, baked goods, youth-geared Gift Cards (movies, restaurants etc.), bus tickets/passes
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 Response 
  • Shelter is open for youth that are currently living there 
  • no in-person services for people not living at shelter
Regular Hours 
  • Shelter: Mon-Sun 24 hours 
  • Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 
  • Health Care Clinic: Thu 9 am-12 noon
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
Youth and young adults experiencing homelessness
Application Call, email or drop-in
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
22 Wellington St E
Barrie, ON L4M 2B8
Intersection Bayfield St and Wellington St E
Physical Access Not Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-739-7616, accept collect calls
Fax 705-739-7329
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Primary Contact Nicole Barkley, Director of Services; Email:
Alternate Contact Natalie Baan, Case Manager
Primary Executive Lucy Gowers, Executive Director; Phone: 705-795-7423; Email:

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