David Busby Centre

Site: Barrie - Temporary Shelter

Description (Service) Emergency Shelter 
  • Overnight Shelter operations have temporarily moved into a local hotel 
  • limited shelter beds may be available at 88 Mulcaster St  
  • Shelter Intake Hours are 24/7, call 705-790-7028 
  • staff are providing 24/7 support at the motel
Outreach Services 
Outreach Van  
  • available seven days per week, call 705-790-5654 for: 
    • basic needs  
    • blankets and clothing  
    • tents and tarps 
    • access to showers 
    • harm reduction supplies  
    • brief crisis counselling  
    • advocacy support  
    • community referrals
Walking Street Outreach 
  • available 5-6 days per week, hours vary, call 705-627-7086 for: 
    • basic needs 
    • access to showers 
    • conversation 
    • minor first aid attention 
    • harm reduction 
    • referral to other programs and community resources
Services at 88 Mulcaster Street HUB 
  • staff available Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm to assist with: 
    • Health Cards and other paper work 
    • transportation needs  
    • referral to other programs and community resources 
    • no appointment needed but due to COVID-19 safety precautions, staff may limit the number of people inside at any one time and it may be necessary to wait outside for service 
  • Donations of breakfast and lunch items for shelter guests as well as donations of survival gear, toiletries and cleaning supplies are needed
  • if you have donations, do not go to 88 Mulcaster without first calling 705-739-6916 or emailing getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Service Details
Public Comments Due to COVID-19, shelter operations have moved and some services are currently not available
Hours Central Intake for Emergency Group Lodging: Mon-Sun 24 hrs  
Outreach Van: Mon-Sun 1 pm-8:30 pm 
Walking Street Outreach: 5-6 days per week 6:30 am-3:30 pm, hours and days vary 
Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm, but hours can vary
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions, anyone impacted by homelessness
Application Call or email
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Physical Access Unknown
Contact Information
Office Phone Central Intake for Temporary Shelter: 705-790-7028 
Outreach Van: 705-790-5654  
Walking Outreach: 705-627-7086 
Office: 705-739-6916
Fax 705-739-9543
E-Mail getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Website www.busbycentre.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/DavidBusbyCentre
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/BusbyCentre
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCJad6X-OxBbAYeEOcwCzJMA
Primary Executive Sara Peddle, Executive Director; Phone: 705-794-7499
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON L4M 5E1

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