David Busby Centre

Site: Collingwood

Service: Out of The Cold Homeless Services

Description (Service) COVID-19 Response  
  • During the pandemic, Out of The Cold has temporarily moved into a local hotel 
  • Limited shelter beds may be available 
  • Staff are providing 24/7 support at the hotel (health and safety monitoring, connections to housing, health services and community supports, and daily food and meals) 
  • Eligibility determined through pre-screening over the phone 8 am-6 pm 
  • DETOUR outreach team in Collingwood area on Sunday from 9am-1pm to support people experiencing homelessness and living rough 
  • Outreach team can be reached 7 days a week by emailing getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Regular Service: 
  • Provides overnight shelter during winter months Nov-Apr, evening meal and food cards 
  • Provides accommodation for families experiencing homelessness, connections to housing and community supports, food and meals 
  • Donations: 
Service Details
Public Comments Individuals and Families - intake is only by phone Mon-Sun 24 hours

Women - first call My Friend's House women's shelter (705-444-2511) to see if there is any availability
Hours Pre-Screening via Telephone: Mon-Sun 24 hours

Shelter Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Collingwood - and surrounding areas ; Nottawa ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach ; South Georgian Bay
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Youth (16 years and older), couples, individuals and families
  • Pre-screening by phone Mon-Sun 24 hours, call Central Intake for Temporary Shelter 705-606-6589
  • Families should identify themselves as such, as family accommodations are also available
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Confidential
Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
Collingwood, ON
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Physical Access Unknown
Contact Information
Office Phone Central Intake for Temporary Shelter: 705-606-6589 
Office: 705-739-6916
E-Mail getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Website https://outofthecoldcollingwood.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/OutoftheColdCollingwood
Volunteer Coordinator Candace Gordon, Food and Donations Resource Coordinator; Phone: 705-739-6916; Email: candace@busbycentre.ca
Primary Executive Sara Peddle, Executive Director; Phone: 705-794-7499; Email: sara@busbycentre.ca
Alternate Executive Jen Fleury, General Manager; Phone: 705-791-4819; Email: jen@busbycentre.ca
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5E1

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