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A Message to Our Donors

 Due to the lock-down commencing on December 24, 2020 we will no longer be accepting in-kind donations until the lock-down is over. 

Due to COVID-19, as women and the public are being told to self-isolate we anticipate an increase in calls to our 24-hour crisis line and expect our support service numbers to rise in the months to come. Isolation at home, combined with the stress of uncertainty and possible financial instability can create a dangerous environment for women in abusive relationships.

We are doing our best to support women, but we need your help.

To minimize the risk to you, our staff, and clients, we are asking for community members to refrain from dropping off donations to our location. We would like to encourage you to make an online donation or connect with us at donations@barrieshelter.com to coordinate a contribution. These funds will go towards purchasing the essentials for our clients and help us keep the lights on during this crisis.

We want to thank all of those individuals and businesses that have and continue to support us through these uncertain times. We are truly grateful for all of the contributions we have received that allow us to continue helping women in need.

Thank you once again for your support, and please stay safe.

Teresa MacLennan
Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, Executive Director

About Us

The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie has been providing shelter and support services to abused women and children since 1981. The agency consists of a 27 bed crisis shelter along with Outreach services onsite. Approximately 1,000 women and children are assisted by the agency annually. In addition to shelter, staff provide individual and group counselling, legal information and support, court support, information about violence against women, referrals to other community and social services, and public education in the community.

Our Mission

The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie provides a safe refuge and emergency support services for abused women and their children in its commitment to end the cycle of violence.

UPCOMING

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ESSENTIALS

This year, give your friends and family the gift of supporting women in our community. All proceeds from purchasing these items will go directly back to the shelter. We offer many different services for the women and children that stay with us! Your money will help support the purchase of groceries and every day items, therapeutic and legal support for women and their children, and much more. Our goal is not only to provide a safe environment, but one of support, care, and development of growth. Show your support today by purchasing any or all of our wonderful items! 

Contact: madeleine@barrieshelter.com for more information   

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The Violence Prevention Program is a community based outreach and awareness initiative supporting youth ages 12-18 years old in the Barrie and surrounding area.

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