Samaritan House Community Ministries Simcoe County

Description (Service) Affordable and secure housing and support services for women, children and families who have been affected by domestic violence or poverty * support and educational programs for women, children and families * ecumenical ministry which receives support from the Barrie Community, County of Simcoe, FaithWorks community churches, organizations and private donors 
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING AND PROGRAMS for women and children recovering from abusive relationships * separate, fully furnished apartments, providing long term, affordable housing, (up to one year) with support services for both adults and children 
CHILDREN'S SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM for children * assistance with social, recreational and health needs 
RESOURCE CENTRE SERVICES include free clothing and household items * accepts donations of clothing, household items, educational supplies as well as financial donations 
OUR CHOICES FOR CHANGE LIFE SKILLS DROP-IN * drop-in outreach program * topics include how to find a doctor or dentist, how to use the food bank, how to use public transportation, tenant education, food preparation skills/ nutrition education and money management 
CHRISTMAS SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM for children or for a family * provide gifts or gift cards for child/children or for all members of a family * accept financial donations as well
Service Details
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm, by appointment only Resource Centre Drop-in: Mon-Wed 1 pm-3 pm * closed school holidays and snow days Donation Drop-offs: Mon-Wed 1 pm-3 pm * closed school holidays and snow days Our Choices for Change Life Skills Drop-in: Tue 1 pm-2:30 pm * closed school holidays and snow days Children's Literacy Program at Andrew Hunter School: Tue 3:30 pm-5 pm

* closed school holidays and snow days
Dates Sep-Jun
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Children's Literacy Program: Children in Grades 1 -6 at Andrew Hunter School * Other programs: no restrictions
Application Individuals can apply directly * call or email for information
Languages English
Fees None - for programs
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Burton Avenue United Church- Lower Level
37 Burton Ave
Barrie, ON L4N 2R3
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Intersection Burton Ave and Essa Rd
Mailing Address c/o Samaritan House Community Ministries - Simcoe County 
65 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 254 
Barrie, ON L4N 9R3
Physical Access Not Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-791-7731
Primary Contact Kerry Ploughman, Executive Director