Women & Children's Shelter Barrie

VAW Emergency Shelter, Stand alone Transitional/ Second Stage Housing, Human trafficking services, Community-based advocacy services

Women & Children's Shelter Barrie provides a safe refuge for abused women and their children in our commitment to end violence against women. Our services aim to reduce barriers for women experiencing abuse and human trafficking to support their healing and journey to success.

Organization Information

Address: Barrie, Ontario

Phone Number: 705.728.6300

Crisis Line: 705.728.2544

Email: info@barrieshelter.com

Hours of operation: 24/7, Varies by program (contact organization to inquire)


Services Available:
VAW Shelter
VAW Counselling/Support Services
VAW Legal Support/Advocacy
VAW Housing Support/Advocacy/THSP
VAW Crisis Line Support
Transitional/Second Stage Housing Program
Sexual Assault Individual Counselling Services
Sexual Assault Group Counselling Services
Support/service for children/youth who have experienced violence/abuse
Support/service for children/youth who have witnessed violence/abuse
Education/Prevention Services for Children and Youth
Education/Prevention Services for Adults
Legal Services/Advocacy
Accountability and/or justice focused programming
Community-based advocacy services
Survivor engagement groups
Immigration and refugee supports
Survivor Specific employment, training and education supports

Organization Located In: Urban (population 100,000 and over)


Languages Available: English, French, Spanish

Translation Services: Yes

Initial Contact: Text, Web-based chat, Phone

Ongoing Service Delivery: In-person, Text, Phone virtual sessions

Accessibility: Partially

Gender-neutral Bathrooms: Yes

Childcare Services: No

Specialized/targeted Programming:
Children and Youth
Survivors of Exploitation and Human Trafficking

Inclusivity Policies: Trauma-Informed Service Framework, Service Trans and Non-Binary (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Trauma-Informed - Policy Includes Training, Informed-Consent Framework, Feminist Intersectional Framework (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Informed-Consent (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Sex-Work Positive – Policy Includes Complaint Procedure, Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Complaint Procedure), Harm Reduction (Policy Includes Training), Service Trans and Non-Binary (Policy Includes Training), Trauma-Informed - Policy Includes Complaint Procedure, Feminist Intersectional Framework (Policy Includes Training), Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Framework, Informed-Consent (Policy Includes Training), Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression (Policy Includes Training), Sex-Work Positive – Policy Includes Training, Sex-Work Positive Framework, Harm Reduction Framework, Feminist Intersectional Framework, Organization-wide capacity to provide responsive service to trans and non-binary individuals and communities

Transportation Costs Provided For: Emergency Transportation (to shelter), Public Transportation for programming/appointments

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Provincial Gender Based Violence Associations

Aboriginal Shelters of OntarioOntario Coalition of Rape Crisis CentresOntario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centresaction ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes LogoFamily Service OntarioOntario Network of Victim Service Providers