Boxes of Hope aims to help homeless youth celebrate Christmas

While many kids look forward to running down the stairs on Dec. 25 to see what Santa left under the tree, Christmas morning is typically far from festive for Barrie’s homeless youth.’s Learn More

Barrie Colts are champs for Youth Haven

A heartfelt thank you to the Barrie Colts Foundation (BCF) for their donation of $5,000. The BCF was established to support local charities and organizations and to contribute to the Learn More

Youth Haven Gets Its Pride On

Youth Haven was thrilled to participate in the Barrie Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11, 2022. A number of our youth joined in the celebration. Thank you to Barrie Pride Learn More

Incredible donation from Nouvelle-Alliance students

Students from ÉSC Nouvelle-Alliance, dropped off an enormous donation of food and other essentials to Youth Haven on May 27th.   Youth Haven executive director, Lucy Gowers, asked one of Learn More

Local Home Depot stores kicks off #OrangeDoorProject campaign in support of Youth Haven

The Home Depot Canada’s #OrangeDoorProject is an incredible opportunity to support youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness within our community. This campaign takes place now until June 26th. Learn More

Nearly $57K raised for Youth Haven’s Boxes of Hope campaign

The holidays have come and gone. And although Christmas looked a little different this year, our youth were still able to open presents and enjoy delicious food and treats made Learn More


Dr. Nancy Trimble

Since approximately 2013, a team of residents from the Family Medicine Teaching Unit (FMTU) at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Team RVH in Barrie have been assisting Youth Haven to Learn More

Youth Haven is Home Sweet Home

A message from Youth Haven executive director Lucy Gowers: This week (October 5), we celebrated a big success as we made the move back to our emergency shelter. Due to Learn More

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today is the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. As an organization entrusted in Learn More


Mike Rudkins probably drives one of the most recognizable trucks in the Barrie area. Mike and his wife, Krista, are the owners of Mike The Mattress Guy, at 555 Mapleview Learn More