BarrieToday Partnership

BarrieToday is proud to support Youth Haven as a media partner. As a go-to source of news in our community, BarrieToday is very familiar with the challenges that vulnerable youth Learn More

Trio of Barrie teens nervous, excited for hike to Mount Everest

Elias and Claire Coleshill, along with their mother, Deb Bobechko, will join Sophie and Bernard Firanski later this month to hike 165 kilometres over the course of about 12 days Learn More


Brittany Friesen is the owner of Knits By Brit. She creates beautiful knitted mittens, scarves, toques and more. Twice a year she subtracts a portion of her proceeds and donates Learn More


Thank you to everyone who decided to #bethedifference in the lives of youth over the holidays. Donations, through Boxes of Hope or private, from individuals, businesses, churches, schools and community Learn More

A Team Effort: Overcoming Trauma and Unlocking Opportunity

Leslie Varsava

Leslie Varsava is a Youth Haven Board member, volunteer, monthly donor, and fundraiser. This is my story of how I came to be involved with Youth Haven. While I haven’t Learn More


Once again, people from all walks of life decided during the holiday season to “be the difference” in the lives of youth who are experiencing homelessness or who are at 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

Innisfil school chooses to be the difference for our youth

Youth Haven is grateful for the holiday donations received from the students, staff, and the Kempenfelt Bay School community. Thank you for thinking of our youth during the holiday season.