Description (Service) Provides the following services in a safe and inclusive environment:
* Individual counseling
* Housing support services
* Case Management
* Practical and basic needs
* Shower facilities
* Administrative support (assistance with form filling, obtaining ID, etc)
* phone and mail services (can use phone number and address of David Busby Centre as a contact point for people with no permanent address or phone)
* Addiction support
* Infant/Baby needs and supplies (diapers, formula and food, depending on donations)
* Health care services
* Mental health services
* Harm reduction program
* Referral services
* Mobile Outreach Service

Housing Support Services:
Housing Access Worker available to help people find permanent housing by:
* assisting with accessing funding for utility and rent related expenses
* assisting with accessing funding for support services needed for individuals with a disability or mental illness who are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support
* providing landlord/tenant mediation
* providing referrals to community resources
* maintaining a landlord registry
* maintaining a housing registry of houses, townhouses, apartments, rooms and shared accommodation

Rapid Hep C testing Wednesdays 1 pm-3 pm

Christmas Luncheon: provides annual December luncheon(s) for all members of the community * frequency and date depend on number of volunteers and donations * all held during centre hours Mon-Fri * 2018 dinner will be held December 18th 11 am-12 noon at Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St

Central Intake for Overnight Shelter: provides Central Intake for overnight shelter from mid November - end of April each year

Breakfast Program: Mon-Fri, oatmeal, cereal, toast, fruit, juice served, all welcome, no restrictions

See website for list of donations accepted (Wish List)

Have volunteer and placement program
Service Details
Public Comments The David Busby Centre has relocated to the 88 Mulcaster St location * Barrie Out of The Cold program has merged with the Busby Centre
Hours Busby Centre: General drop in 8 am-12 noon
Breakfast Program: Mon-Fri 8 am-9:30 am
Housing Support Services: Drop in 1 pm-4 pm or call to to meet with a support worker
Central Intake for Emergency Group Lodging: 4 pm-10 pm
Rapid Hep C testing: Wednesdays 1 pm-3 pm
Outreach Van: Mon-Fri 3:30 pm-9:30 pm, Sat-Sun 8 am-2 pm
Office: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Christmas Luncheon 2018: Dec 18, 11 am-12 noon
Dates Central Intake for Overnight Shelter: Nov 16, 2018- Apr 30, 2019

Areas Served Barrie - and surrounding area
Eligibility No restrictions * especially those impacted by homelessness
Application Street Centre: Drop or call central intake number 
Christmas Luncheon: drop-in, no registration required
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Site Location Enter Street Centre off of McDonald St
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
88 Mulcaster St, Lower Level
Barrie, ON L4M 3M5
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Intersection Mulcaster St and McDonald St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-739-6916
Toll Free Phone Outreach van 1-877-845-0840
Fax 705-739-9543
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Primary Contact Housing Support; Phone: 705-739-6916
Primary Executive Sara Peddle, Executive Director; Phone: 705-794-7499
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON L4M 5E1

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