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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 Development Manager, Kelly Letourneau at 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.


Date:    Thursday May 21st, 2020

Venue: The comfort of you own home

Event Time: 7:30pm

Join us from the comfort of you own home on Thursday May 21 at 7:30pm for this virtual spring fashion show!

Featuring some of our most beloved local shops, we are excited to bring happiness and fun to the Barrie community, in support of the Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie.


ENTER TO WIN! For every $25 donated, you will gain an entry into our draw, including many prizes from some of our favourite businesses!!!

Brabary Fine Lingerie
Helen’s Bridal
Liz Beckley Bags (Lizbeckleybags
Modo Yoga Barrie
The Red Tuliplip
ZuZu Fashion Boutique

Katie Williams Design Co.
Magic Cut Media & Promotion
Pie Media Group
Ripple of Kindness – Founding Chapter – Barrie

This unique experience will showcase fashion & style in a way that can be enjoyed safely from home – feel free to get dressed up to get in the mood, or enjoy in your pjs because *shhhh* no one will know! 🙂

Let’s come together, in the name of community, to support those that need it most!

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