Walkers greet frigid Coldest Night of the Year for Youth Haven

Youth Haven’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser got no break from the weather Saturday, but that didn’t keep 300-plus people from walking downtown Barrie. Jim (not his real name) Learn More

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. BarrieToday.com’s Learn More


Students at Portage View Public School in the city’s Letitia Heights neighbourhood have been participating in an annual Gift Gala for the past decade, an event that this year raised Learn More

Coldest Night of the Year event organizers set $60K fundraising goal

On Saturday, Feb. 26, Youth Haven is hosting its eighth annual Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) event, a family-friendly fundraising walk supporting the local shelter, which provides programs and services for youth 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

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

Lowe’s Heroes Spruce Up Youth Haven Front Yard

Aren’t we pretty? The slogan on the shirts of Lowe’s employees that visited Youth Haven to spruce up our front yard says it all “Hands On.  Hearts In.” The team Learn More

Putting a Fresh Face to Youth Homelessness

“When I first got to Barrie and people would ask where I live, I would just give a general location. I didn’t want to feel worthless.” – Blake Laface We Learn More

Barrie Today #ColdestNight Interview with Nicole

BarrieToday.com’s Shawn Gibson recently sat down with our Director of Services, Nicole Barkley, to discuss Coldest Night of the Year 2019. The Coldest Night of the Year takes place Saturday, Learn More

BarrieToday and snapd Barrie coverage of Jump For Justin

Thank you to Barrie Today and snapd Barrie for their amazing coverage of this past weekend’s Jump for Justin Fundraiser. snapd Barrie has a full gallery of photos online at Learn More