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The David Busby Centre has relocated to the 88 Mulcaster St location * Barrie Out of The Cold program has merged with the Busby Centre

Organization: David Busby Centre - Barrie  
Phone Numbers: 705-739-6916
Toll-Free: Outreach van 1-877-845-0840
Fax: 705-739-9543
PO Box 1055
Barrie, ON
L4M 5E1
Street Address:
88 Mulcaster St, Lower Level
Intersection: Mulcaster St and McDonald St
Location: Enter Street Centre off of McDonald St
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Busby Centre: General drop in 8 am-12 noon

Breakfast Program: Mon-Fri 8 am-9:30 am

Housing Support Services: Drop in 1 pm-4 pm or call to to meet with a support worker

Central Intake for Emergency Group Lodg
Dates Available: Central Intake for Overnight Shelter: Nov 16, 2018- Apr 30, 2019

Executives: Sara Peddle - Executive Director
Public Contacts: Housing Support
Service Description: Provides the following services in a safe and inclusive environment:
  • Individual counseling
  • Housing support services
  • Case Management
  • Practical and basic needs
  • Shower facilities
  • Administrative support (assistance with form filling, obtaining ID, etc)
  • phone and mail services (can use phone number and address of David Busby Centre as a contact point for people with no permanent address or phone)
  • Addiction support
  • Infant/Baby needs and supplies (diapers, formula and food, depending on donations)
  • Health care services
  • Mental health services
  • Harm reduction program
  • Referral services
  • Mobile Outreach Service

Housing Support Services:
Housing Access Worker available to help people find permanent housing by:
  • assisting with accessing funding for utility and rent related expenses
  • assisting with accessing funding for support services needed for individuals with a disability or mental illness who are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support
  • providing landlord/tenant mediation
  • providing referrals to community resources
  • maintaining a landlord registry
  • maintaining a housing registry of houses, townhouses, apartments, rooms and shared accommodation

Rapid Hep C testing Wednesdays 1 pm-3 pm

Christmas Luncheon: provides annual December luncheon(s) for all members of the community * frequency and date depend on number of volunteers and donations * all held during centre hours Mon-Fri * 2018 dinner will be held December 18th 11 am-12 noon at Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St

Central Intake for Overnight Shelter: provides Central Intake for overnight shelter from mid November - end of April each year

Breakfast Program: Mon-Fri, oatmeal, cereal, toast, fruit, juice served, all welcome, no restrictions

See website for list of donations accepted (Wish List)

Have volunteer and placement program

Fees: None
Application: Street Centre: Drop or call central intake number
Christmas Luncheon: drop-in, no registration required
Eligibility / Target Population: No restrictions * especially those impacted by homelessness
Languages: English
Area Served:
See Also: Hepatitis
Hospitality Meals
Housing Referral and Rights
Shelters and Drop-in Centres for Adults
Street Outreach

This information was last completely updated on December 24, 2018

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