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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.
Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, Executive Director
Shelter Me Second Stage Housing
The Shelter Me Campaign is an ongoing project for local families who are in urgent need of Second Stage Housing.
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 1,500 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.
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.
International Women’s Day
Honour and celebrate the woman you are or demonstrate your appreciation for a woman in your workplace, family or circle of friends with offering to treat them. Enjoy a special presentation with our Keynote Speaker, Brandi Ferenc, a delicious catered lunch and a complimentary gift bag filled with local goodies with each ticket purchased.