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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.


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

Shelter Me Second Stage Housing

The Shelter Me Campaign is a $500,000 project that will help purchase urgently needed Second Stage Housing.

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 Events

Embrace Hope


The colour purple signifies the immense courage it takes a woman to leave her abuser.
However, courage is not enough...

The Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie plays a vital role for survivors in providing refuge and is calling on its community to support the Embrace Hope Campaign this fall.
Send a message of hope and show your commitment to helping end violence against women by wearing your purple scarf, tie and * new this year*, purple socks and accessories!

The purchase of every scarf, tie and socks helps to ensure that women and children at the shelter are safe, supported and have the chance to imagine life without violence.

Visit Shop Shelter for items and purchase information

November Flag Raising

November 27th


Join us and raise the flag in honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women taking place on Monday, November 27th, 2023.


City Hall Courtyard, Downtown Barrie @ Noon

December 6th Vigil

Join us for our annual December 6th Vigil, National Day of Remembrance & Action On Violence Against Women taking place on
Wednesday, December 6th, 2023.


City Hall Rotunda, Downtown Barrie 
Doors Open 5:45pm


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.


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

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