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Welcome to The Women & Children’s Shelter Barrie Website

We hope you find support, encouragement, resources and community in our pages. Women in the community who need help and support can find what they need here. Donors and financial supporters can find meaningful ways to help our work and support women who use our services. Volunteers can be connected and give back to women and children by lending their time and energy. For whatever your reasons, we are grateful and glad you found us. You are taking a proactive step to being involved.

We can work together to better the lives of abused women and their children by creating a community and services that care. Together we are making a difference and the success of women who are creating new and thriving lives is the outcome. We welcome your feedback and hope you find what you need. If you are a woman looking for support, please contact our crisis line at 705.728.2544. We are waiting for your call.

Sincerely,

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.

Domestic Abuse Through The Eyes of 6 Survivors

Through the eyes of 6 survivors we learn complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Their experiences provide a lens into a world that is largely invisible; a world we have have ignored and locked behind closed doors with our silence – until today.

Women’s Advocacy Council

The Women’s Advocacy Council’s long-term vision is to eliminate the gender gap in public and private spheres.

Violence Prevention Program

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.

Upcoming Events

Walk A Mile

You have the power to save the day and bring awareness to the serious causes, effects, and remediation of gender-based violence. The 2021 Walk A Mile, is a fun, friendly and inclusive afternoon where individuals, families, colleagues and community groups come together for fresh-air, exercise, and most essential, fundraise. Join in on this year's theme and dress up as your favourite superhero, put on a cape, or come as you are!

Venue: Mapleview Community Church, 300 Mapleview Dr W., Barrie
Starting pledge
: $25
Date: Saturday, September 11th
Registration Begins: 11:00am

40th Anniversary Annual General Meeting

Join The Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie for our 2021 40th Anniversary Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 
Time
: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: 300 Mapleview Drive W. located upstairs in the Summit Room
This event is free to attend.

We are looking forward to highlighting the successes of the past fiscal year with you, as well as celebrating The Women & Children's Shelter’s 40th anniversary.

 If you have any questions, please reach out to Kaity Fotherby at kaity@barrieshelter.com or 705-728-6300 ext. 228.

Le Colibri est un organisme sans but lucratif offrant des services aux femmes francophones qui ont vécu ou vivent de la violence conjugale et/ou sexuelle.

La raison d’être du Colibri est de soutenir et d’accompagner les femmes, dans le respect de leurs propres choix, afin de leur permettre de déployer leurs ailes librement.

Pour ce faire, le Colibri offre divers programmes éducatifs et de sensibilisation de même que des services tels :

  • le counseling
  • le soutien à la cour familiale
  • l’appui transitoire et le soutien au logement
  • la représentation et l’accompagnement
  • l’aiguillage vers d’autres services

Tous les services et programmes du Colibri sont gratuits et confidentiels.

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    80, rue Bradford, bureau 340 Barrie (ON) L4N 6S7
    Téléphone : 705-797-2060
    Sans frais : 1-877-797-2060
    Télécopieur : 705 797-2050
    info@centrecolibri.ca

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