1.888.285.6958 crisis@ghws.ca

Programs and Services

Green Haven Shelter is a safe alternative to an abusive home.

Trained staff are available to you 24/7. Your safety and confidentiality are key priorities.

Information on options, your rights, resources, and referrals to services that best meet your needs are provided. These could include legal, financial, housing and employment issues.

Concerns about the impact of exposure to violence on your children and the effect of trauma on you can also be explored.

24 Hour Crisis Line

  • Immediate telephone support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Phone us at 1.888.285.6958
  • Local: 705-327-7319
  • Text us: 705-345-1302
  • Email us at crisis@ghws.ca

The Residential Shelter Program

  • Safe, secure refuge 24 hour / 7 days a week
  • Informal, confidential support and crisis counselling
  • Financial, legal and housing information and referrals
  • Information on community resources and referrals
  • Emergency transportation
  • Safety planning

The Community Outreach Program

  • An alternative to the Residential Shelter Program
  • Court/legal support
  • Confidential individual and/or group counselling by appointment
  • Local: 705-329-2806

Transitional Housing Support Services

  • Housing alternatives for women in residence or from the community
  • Employment and education opportunities
  • Applications to subsidized housing programs
  • Income support and budgeting, financial resources and options
  • Information and support regarding legal aid
  • Parenting support resources

Child and Youth Services

  • Individual and group counselling
  • Recreational and play activities, including arts and crafts
  • School support while residing at the shelter
  • Parenting support for mothers

Green Again...for New Beginnings

  • Gently Used Clothing and Housewares Store
  • Women and children staying at the shelter receive free access to clothing and housewares to assist them in establishing new lives
  • For further information on the store, please visit our Shop page

Green Haven Shelter is a safe alternative to an abusive home.

Trained staff are available to you 24/7. Your safety and confidentiality are key priorities.

Information on options, your rights, resources, and referrals to services that best meet your needs are provided. These could include legal, financial, housing and employment issues.

Concerns about the impact of exposure to violence on your children and the effect of trauma on you can also be explored.

24 Hour Crisis Line

  • Immediate telephone support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Phone us at 1.888.285.6958
  • Local: 705-327-7319
  • Text us: 705-345-1302
  • Email us at crisis@ghws.ca

The Residential Shelter Program

  • Safe, secure refuge 24 hour / 7 days a week
  • Informal, confidential support and crisis counselling
  • Financial, legal and housing information and referrals
  • Information on community resources and referrals
  • Emergency transportation
  • Safety planning

The Community Outreach Program

  • An alternative to the Residential Shelter Program
  • Court/legal support
  • Confidential individual and/or group counselling by appointment
  • Local: 705-329-2806

Transitional Housing Support Services

  • Housing alternatives for women in residence or from the community
  • Employment and education opportunities
  • Applications to subsidized housing programs
  • Income support and budgeting, financial resources and options
  • Information and support regarding legal aid
  • Parenting support resources

Child and Youth Services

  • Individual and group counselling
  • Recreational and play activities, including arts and crafts
  • School support while residing at the shelter
  • Parenting support for mothers

Green Again...for New Beginnings

  • Gently Used Clothing and Housewares Store
  • Women and children staying at the shelter receive free access to clothing and housewares to assist them in establishing new lives
  • For further information on the store, please visit our Shop page

Des Services en Français

Centre Colibri offre un endroit sécuritaire aux femmes d’expression française victimes de violence conjugale pour recevoir un service d’information juridique pertinente dans leur langue, disponibles à Barrie et dans le comté de Simcoe.

Femaide Logo 1-877-336-2433
ATS 1-866-860-7082

Fem’aide offre aux femmes d’expression française aux prises avec la violence sexiste, du soutien, des renseignements et de l’aiguillage vers les services appropriés dans leur collectivité 24 heures par jour, sept jours par semaine. Fem’aide peut également répondre aux demandes de renseignements faites par les proches des femmes victimes de violence.

Fem’aide concentre son intervention auprès des femmes ayant subi de la violence dans une relation intime ou encore de l’agression à caractère sexuel.