Barrie Trojan Swim Club Raises Money for Youth Haven

Youth Haven Executive Director, Lucy Gowers, recently attended a fundraiser for Youth Haven. The Barrie Trojan Swim Club, a non-profit organization that has been operating in Barrie since 1983 held Learn More

Local Politicians Support Youth Haven’s Boxes of Hope Campaign

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, councillors Sergio Morales(Ward 9) and Natalie Harris (Ward 6), as well as former councillor Arif Khan dropped by Youth Haven to support to the Boxes of Learn More

Boxes of Hope Extended Until Christmas…and 5 year Old Loretta is One of the Reasons Why!

When we launched our #BoxesOfHope2018, our plans were to wrap up the campaign on Giving Tuesday…so we did!  A funny thing happened the next day – we received a couple Learn More

Lice Squad.com’s “Ravin’ For Youth Haven” raises $1,300

Thank you so much to the incredible team at Lice Squad.com for their donation of $1,300 to Youth Haven!  Lice Squad.com raised the money through customer appreciation events and donations.  We 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

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

Kool FM’s Brett Glover Visits Youth Haven

107.5 Kool FM and Rock 95 listeners heard a powerful story from reporter Brett Glover yesterday about his recent visit to Youth Haven. Glover was struck by how much the home Learn More

Coldest Night of the Year Raises Almost $40,000 for Youth Haven

The 2018 Coldest Night of the Year took place in Barrie on Saturday, February 24th.  221 walkers (and 72 dedicated volunteers) walked the streets of Downtown Barrie, raising an incredible 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

Deb James interview with Executive Director Lucy Gowers and Board Member Ian MacLennan

Youth Haven Executive Director Lucy Gowers and Board Member Ian MacLennan recently sat down with the amazing Deb James to discuss February 24th’s Coldest Night of the Year (#CNOY) even. They Learn More