Barrie Teen Celebrates Birthday with Donation to Youth Haven

Birthday celebrations and fundraisers go hand-in-hand for Kaitlyn McKnight. When she was a youngster, Kaitlyn’s birthday parties always included a fundraiser. As Kaitlyn grew older, she had fewer parties, but Learn More


  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Due to public health protocols during the COVID-19 Ontario lockdown, Youth Haven will be accepting monetary donations only. The ban on other donated items( food, hygiene products, Learn More

Boxes of coats for our youth

Stephen Fox, branch manager of FirstOnSite Restoration in Barrie, spent part of his Tuesday dropping off donated coats to various charities including Youth Haven. The firm held a coat drive Learn More

GREY ZONE LOCKDOWN INFORMATION: Shelter hours and donations

Southern Ontario will enter a lockdown effective Saturday, December 26 for a 28-day period. During this time, the shelter will be staffed on: Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to Learn More

The Hawerchuk Strong 12 Days of Giving

Hawerchuk Strong is a new initiative supporting important causes close to the heart of Dale and the Hawerchuk Family. Youth Haven is honoured to be selected as one of the Learn More

The power of giving from Peak Powersports!

Our friends at Peak Powersports & Indian Motorcycle of Barrie have once again stepped up for our youth who are experiencing homelessness in our community with a generation donation of Learn More

Coldest Night Of The Year 2021 has launched!

During these challenging times, having something to look forward to is so important. At Youth Haven, we can’t wait for Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) 2021 (#cnoy21) on February Learn More

Another wonderful donation to our shelter

Sylvia Grant and her two children, Judah and Elizabeth, dropped by the Youth Haven to drop off some wonderful donations! Sylvia is a part of The Garden – Outreach Initiatives, Learn More

Youth Haven Interview on CBC Radio 1 Fresh Air

Youth Haven’s Executive Director, Lucy Gowers, was interviewed on Sunday, November 15th by Jason D’Souza, interim host of CBC Radio 1 Fresh Air. The focus of the discussion was caring Learn More

Youth Haven launches Boxes Of Hope

Christmas is around the corner and Youth Haven is hoping the community will once again choose to #bethedifference in the lives of youth who are experiencing or at risk of Learn More