Bringing Christmas to Struggling Teens

Barrie Advance reporter, Janis Ramsay, visited Youth Haven, and talked with our Executive Director, Lucy Gowers, to discuss our Boxes of Hope fundraiser. Money raised through Boxes of Hope helps Learn More

Discussion of sex trafficking in Simcoe County

Sex trafficking is the latest scourge in our community.  Youth Haven is on the forefront, working with others, to combat this growing problem. One of our social workers shares her Learn More

Generous Donation from Students at Twin Lakes School in Orillia

A Grade 9 Family Studies class at Twin Lakes Secondary School in Orillia is helping bring awareness to bullying in various ways throughout their school.  Last week, they hosted a “Haters Learn More

Youth Haven is transforming thousands of lives for youth in need.

Ian McInroy of BarrieToday.com has a great article about the impact of Youth Haven creating positive futures for youth experiencing homelessness. https://www.barrietoday.com/rooted/youth-haven-is-much-more-than-a-shelter-for-young-people-1846897

Youth Haven and YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka forge partnership.

Youth Haven and YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka forge partnership.

Youth Haven is excited to be partnering with the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka as part of the 100 Reasons Y capital campaign to build a new Barrie Y facility downtown. When completed in Learn More

Art Therapy for Youth

Did you know Youth Haven has outreach programs across Simcoe County, including in Orillia? Our staff offer an art therapy workshop for youth. In a recent class,  12 people attended.  Learn More

Youth Haven at Walmart

What a fantastic weekend (October 5/6) at the south end Walmart in Barrie! We met so many wonderful people, those who made donations both financial and/or food,  and donations of clothing including Learn More

YMCA regional hub in partnership with Youth Haven receives funding commitment from the County of Simcoe.

Jessica Owen of BarrieToday.com has an update on the regional hub project slated to be built on the former Barrie Central Collegiate site in downtown Barrie. https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/ymca-wins-25m-commitment-from-county-to-build-regional-hub-downtown-1713204 The new building, Learn More

Car Wash for Youth Haven

Give your vehicle a wash and shine on Saturday, September 21 (last weekend of summer), while choosing to #BeTheDifference for #YouthHaven! Thank you Klassic Car Wash, the Barrie Police Association, andMoffatt’s Learn More

Youth Haven is looking for new Board Members

Community Leaders Needed! 2-5 hours per month Board Responsibility: Establishing strategic and policy direction Commitment to the strategic plan, vision, mission, and values of Youth Haven Providing for excellent governance Learn More