Youth Haven

To support youth experiencing homelessness by providing safe shelter, programs and services, in an atmosphere of respect and dignity. Youth Haven began in 1987, when a group of concerned citizens realized there was nowhere in Barrie for a youth experiencing homelessness to go for shelter. They began taking kids into their homes, and quickly realized that the need required a better response.

In 1990, we were incorporated and received our charitable status, and opened our first location on Dunlop Street W. The first facility housed 6 youth, with almost all the food and items coming from donations.

We then moved to a house on Toronto Street, where we continued to grow and serve more youth, and provide more services.

In 2007 we celebrated our past, commemorating our 20 years of service with One Enchanted Evening, our masquerade gala.

2010 marked another milestone when we moved to our current home on Wellington Street East, where we offer 16 emergency care beds and 5 transitional beds.

Contact: 17057397616 or info@youthhaven.ca