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Organization: Women and Children's Shelter of Barrie  
Phone Numbers: Shelter: 705-728-2544 * Office: 705-728-6300 * Outreach Services: 705-721-9977
Toll-Free: Crisis 1-800-461-1716
Teletype: 705-728-7215
Crisis: 705-728-2544
Fax: 705-728-1364
Unpublished Location
Barrie, ON
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Executives: Teresa MacLennan - Executive Director
705-792-2186 *
Tracy - Business Manager
705-792-2185 *
Contacts: Alison - Program Manager
705-792-2189 *
Kelly - Development Manager
Service Description: Emergency residence with 27 beds for women and their children who are experiencing abuse in their significant relationships * residential services include safe, temporary accommodation, crisis telephone counselling, on site counselling, children's services for residents, legal and court support, information and referral, education, advocacy, assistance with social services including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Program and social housing

Outreach services include legal advocacy and court support, individual counselling, groups, information and referral, education, advocacy,assistance with social services and community services including Barrie Food Bank

Will provide emergency transportation if required * donations of food accepted * new household items and clothing accepted by appointment * call for information at 705-728-6300 Ext 228

Family Court Support Worker Program -- information on the family court process * assistance in preparing for family court proceedings (documenting history of abuse, accessing Legal Aid) * referral to specialized services and supports in the community * safety planning * court accompaniment to proceedings when appropriate

Winter Sponsorship Program matches families staying at the shelter and those families that access outreach services with individuals or businesses, who would like to "adopt" a family in need and provide a Christmas of gifts, gift cards and food gift certificate/food items * to sponsor a family, contact the Shelter at 705-728-6300, Ext 228

Fees: None
Application: Pre-intake assessment both via telephone and on site * Winter Sponsorship Program: Call 705-728-6300, ext 228
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Women experiencing abuse in their relationship and their children * Family Court Support worker Program --victims of domestic violence involved in the family court process
Languages: English
Language Note: Interpreters can be arranged when needed
Area(s) Served:
Simcoe County ; Barrie  
See Also: Crisis Intervention
Crisis Lines
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Shelters, Transitional Housing and Drop-in Centres for Women

This information was last completely updated on December 29, 2017

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