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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

November is Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

Help Us End Violence Against  Women

November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser. However, the courage of the woman is not enough. It takes the support of an entire community to end violence against women.

Throughout the month of November, we ask Ontarian’s to wear a Purple Scarf and Tie to show support for survivors who’ve had to endure gender-based violence in their homes, communities and workplaces.

The purple scarf is a symbol of the courage it takes to seek support and safety from violence.

 

 

Visit Shop Shelter to purchase and to browse colours and patterns. 

 

16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
                                                                                                                                                                      It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
                                                                                                                                                                   Learn how you can TAKE ACTION!

Hope for the Holiday's

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.

    NOS COORDONNÉES

    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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