Try to imagine being 16 and homeless. Now imagine your son or daughter sleeping under a bridge during the winter, simply trying to survive in a world that has abandoned them.
Youth Haven Canada is, to our knowledge, the only safe place that offers refuge to young adults who are experiencing the worst possible situation. Imagine a reality wherein it is safer and better for a young woman or man to be on the streets than at home. It does not matter if they are facing physical or sexual abuse, or if they are being abused because of who they are. Sometimes 'families' are not what they are supposed to be, and usually it is the smallest and most vulnerable who pay the highest cost.
This coming Saturday, February 22nd, is the Coldest Night of the Year Barrie and we are calling out all parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, siblings, and others to come out and support Youth Haven Canada.
We would like to thank the following sponsors of the City of Barrie Network. These businesses show they care about our shared community by helping us to provide a locally-focused truly local voice to you and your neighbours. They also enable our crew to be able to continue providing donated services to promote local benevolent community groups and charities based in The City of Barrie, the Town of Innisfil, and the Township of Oro-Medonte.
Assisting You Social - Social Media Management
Backcountry K9 Kennel - Day Care, Overnight, and Grooming
BarterPay Simcoe County - Business Promotion
Beauty & Babes - Hair Salon
Checkered Door - Transition to Adult ASD
Enterprise Mechanical Inc. - Heating and Air Conditioning
Family TLC - Family Counselling and Therapy
Fionn MacCool's Barrie - Pub
Growing Minds Learning Centre - Daycare Centre
Jack’s Urban Jungle - Indoor Adventure Park
Latchman Insurance Brokers Limited - Providing All Types
LiceSquad.com Barrie South Simcoe - Lice Removal
Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual
Simcoe County Clean - Commercial and Residential
Still Moving Osteopathy - People and Pets
Theatre By The Bay - Live Performances
3B Solutions - Video and Media
For more information about how your business can benefit from membership in the City of Barrie Network, please visit www.cityofbarrie.net
Videography and Post-Production by John Ironside and Tiffany Scott