Meridian Creates an Opportunity to #BeTheDifference

At Meridian, we believe our greatest opportunity is to create opportunity. A meaningful way to fulfill this purpose is through thoughtful collaboration with organizations within our community. This holiday season, Learn More

INFO Simcoe | Youth Haven – Boxes of Hope

Youth Haven in Barrie inspires vulnerable youth to reach their full potential with the support of our community. Executive Director, Lucy Gowers, recently visited Rogers TV’s INFO Simcoe to discuss 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.’s Learn More


The May Court Club of Barrie has stepped up to the plate for Youth Haven with a $15,000 donation (plus $5,000 for appliances) for our organization’s capital campaign. The fundraising Learn More


A dunk and sunk Saturday, July 8 at the Barrie Farmers’ Market (BFM). It was Community Services Day and the BFM hosted a dunk tank and fundraiser for Youth Haven, as local 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

National Volunteer Week is April 24-30

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Ghandi The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteer is Empathy in Action, affirms 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 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

Reminder – Youth Haven AGM on September 15th

Our Annual General Meeting on September 15th starting at 5:30 pm.  It will be held via Zoom. Please contact Lucy Gowers for the link and a copy of our 2020 Learn More