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

Youth Haven OPP Barrie Police Baseball

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

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

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Chris Simon of 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


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

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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

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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 Supports 2018 Coldest Night of the Year

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Youth Haven Barrie is pleased to announce that 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!

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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

Coldest Night of the Year is Less than 40 days away!

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Our CNOY walk is on Feb. 24th!! Huge thank you to the 16 teams, 39 walkers and 8 volunteers already signed up! This event is awesome because of the people Learn More