Shelters ramp up efforts amidst extreme cold temperatures

Across the region, shelters are packed, with some overcapacity as an extreme cold warnings effect Simcoe County. Check out this story by CTV News Barrie, including a great comment from Learn More

Youth Haven Represented at Lions Club of Barrie Open House

The Youth Haven team was thrilled to be part of last week’s Lions Club of Barrie Open House. The Lions Club hosted the event to help make the public aware Learn More

Baseball and BBQ

A shout out to the Ontario Provincial Police and Barrie Police, current and past, for organizing a baseball game and bbq for our youth.  An opportunity to build understanding.

Ontario announces $1.5 million in funding to Barrie for affordable housing

Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth announced on Friday that Ontario is providing more than a $1 million in funding for Barrie’s rental housing market. Hoggarth says the rebates are just one Learn More

Simcoe.com’s Chris Simon reports on the soaring costs faced by Youth Haven

Chris Simon of Simcoe.com recently stopped by Youth Haven to speak to one of our residents and learn more about the significant increase in guests that we experienced this year. Learn More

Check out this powerful editorial about Homelessness from Simcoe.com

As Canadians, we like to take pride in our universal health-care system, in our social safety net. We like to believe that we’ve evolved into a democracy that does not Learn More

CBC’s Haydn Watters looks at the homelessness crisis in Barrie

Haydn Watters of CBC News recently investigated the unprecedented demand on local homeless shelters this winter.  He stopped by Youth Haven to discuss the impact on homeless youth with our Learn More

Lucy challenges City Hall to walk on the Coldest Night of the Year

Youth Haven Executive Director Lucy Gowers dropped by Barrie City Hall yesterday with a special delivery – and challenge – for Mayor Jeff Lehman and the 10 City Councillors.  Lucy Learn More

BarrieToday.com Supports 2018 Coldest Night of the Year

Youth Haven Barrie is pleased to announce that BarrieToday.com has come onboard as a media sponsor of the 2018 Coldest Night of the Year. The Coldest Night of the Year is Learn More

Youth Haven’s Lucy Gowers to Rock the Airwaves on BIG FM’s Off The Record!

Breaking news!  Tune into Barrie’s BIG FM this Wednesday, February 7th at 5:20 PM to hear Youth Haven Executive Director Lucy Gowers ROCK THE AIRWAVES!  Lucy will be a guest on Learn More