Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
  • For women in need of support call Crisis Line at 705-728-2544 or 1-800-461-1716
  • For Outreach Services, call Crisis Line 705-728-2544 for support by phone, no in-person appointments
Regular Service
Emergency residence with 27 beds for women and their children who are experiencing abuse in their significant relationships, residential services include:
  • Safe, temporary accommodation
  • Crisis telephone and on site counselling
  • Children's services for residents
  • Legal and court support
  • Information and referral
  • Education, advocacy and assistance with social services including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Program and Social Housing
  • Emergency transportation if required
  • Emergency Residential support for women experiencing human trafficking
Outreach services include legal advocacy and court support, individual counselling, groups, information and referral, education, advocacy,assistance with social services and community services including Barrie Food Bank

Donations of food, new household items and clothing accepted by appointment, call for information at 705-728-6300

Family Court Support Worker Program
  • Information on the family court process
  • Assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid)
  • Referral to specialized services and supports in the community
  • Safety planning
  • Court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate
Winter Sponsorship Program
  • Matches families staying at the shelter and those families that access outreach services with individuals or businesses, who would like to adopt a family in need and provide a Christmas of gifts, gift cards and food gift certificate/food items
  • To sponsor a family, contact the Shelter at 705-728-6300
Service Details
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Barrie ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Shelter
  • Age Requirment: 16 yrs and up
  • Women experiencing abuse in their relationship and their children

Family Court Support worker Program --victims of intimate partner violence involved in the family court process

  • Pre-intake assessment both via telephone and on site
  • Winter Sponsorship Program: Call 705-728-6300, ext 228
Languages English - Interpreters can be arranged when needed
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-728-2544, Shelter / Administration: 705-728-6300
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-1716, Crisis
Crisis Phone 705-728-2544
Fax 705-728-1364
Social Media Facebook Facebook:!/pages/Women-Childrens-Shelter-of-Barrie/114293238626973
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Primary Contact Alison, Program Manager; Phone: 705-792-2189; Email:
Alternate Contact Katie, Development Manager; Phone: 705-792-2185; Email:

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