Staff in our Barrie Office have recently completed a fundraising campaign, with the Branch Office donating the equivalent to what was raised by staff, for the David Busby Centre / Out of the Cold Program ( https://www.busbycentre.ca ).
During the winter months between November and May, the David Busby Centre runs several different groups which include:
- Central Intake for all emergency shelter referrals, which accommodates over-flow from full emergency shelters in Barrie.
- The ‘Housing First’ program that assists chronically and episodically homeless individuals and families in securing and maintaining housing.
- A weekday / weeknight drop-in program that provides services such as a healthy breakfast, a warming / cooling Centre, brief services and support, community referrals and basic needs (hot shower, clothing, toiletries, healthy food & snacks, etc.).
- A Mobile Outreach Van that is on the road seven days a week distributing food, water, clothing and other supplies for up to 140 people a night.
Thank you to everyone that participated in helping support our community and this great cause. The $380 raised will be put to good use.