Salvation Army

Site: Barrie - Bayfield St

Service: Family Services Ministry

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-728-3737, Ext 222
Fax 705-728-7101
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Located In Community Barrie
Address Barrie Bayside Mission Centre
16 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON L4M 3A4
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Intersection Bayfield St and Dunlop St E
Contact Information
Primary Contact Tracy Calliste, Community and Family Services Director
Alternate Contact Julie Sterne, Family Services Worker; Phone: 705-728-3737 ext 227
Primary Executive Major Sandra Foster, Executive Director, Bayside Mission Centre
Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides emergency assistance to families in need of food, clothing and household items, counselling also provided * programs include Back to School Backpack Campaign, Back to Work Program, Coats for Kids and Folks Drive, Baby's Closet, ID Clinic, Christmas Assistance, Community Kitchen Programs * Year Round Income Tax Clinic * Internet Café provides access to internet and word processing for the purposes of job searching and connecting with family * sends children to Fresh Air Camp and also has a Mom and Tots Camp * provides forms for persons wishing to trace missing relatives, the individual must send the form to Salvation Army Family Tracings Service in Toronto * a nonprofit registered charitable organization

Back to School Backpack Campaign

To donate, drop off a backpack/knapsack filled with school supplies, an empty backpack or school supplies at the Bayside Mission Centre * backpacks are distributed before school in August and September * to obtain a backpack call the Bayside Mission Centre to set up an appointment and to register

Back to Work Program

Provides new or gently used work boots to individuals who have legitimate work offers (boots and sizes as available), call for information * usable work boots can be dropped off at the Bayside Mission Centre at any time

Coats for Kids and Folks Campaign

Annual Campaign takes place in November * the Salvation Army provides donated coats to the homeless and other individuals and families who do not have a warm coat for the winter * donated coats can be dropped off at West 49 in the Georgian Mall and at the Family Services office at the Salvation Army Bayside Mission Centre, 16 Bayfield St, Barrie * coats are distributed from the Family Services Ministry offices in November * after November vouchers for the Salvation Army Thrift store can be provided

Baby's Closet

Provides emergency assistance to parents with young children * items such as diapers, formula, baby food and baby wipes are available

ID Clinic

Assists individuals in obtaining an Ontario Birth Certificate, Ontario Health Card and Ontario Photo Card * also assist with Immigration and Citizenship papers

Accepts donations of non-perishable food items, baby formula, diapers, baby food and usable work boots
Hours Mon-Fri: 9am- 11:45 am, 1 pm - 3:45 pm
Dates Back to School Backpack Campaign: donations of backpacks and/or school supplies accepted all year * distribution occurs the week before school starts in Sep

Coats for Kids and Folks: donations of coats accepted all year * distribution from Bayside Mission during the month of Nov, after Nov vouchers for Salvation Army Thrift store provided

Areas Served Barrie ; Beeton ; Belle Ewart ; Bradford ; Churchill ; Cookstown ; Gilford ; Innisfil ; Lefroy ; Loretto ; Midhurst ; Minesing ; Oro-Medonte ; Thornton
Eligibility Back to School Backpack Campaign: income criteria assessed during interview 
Coats for Kids and Folks: no restrictions 
Income Tax Clinic: no restrictions, up to 10 years of back income taxes can be filed 
ID Clinic: no restrictions 
Emergency Food: no restrictions
Application Back to School Backpack Campaign: call to arrange an interview to register for program 
Coats for Kids and Folks: drop-in to Bayside Mission during month of Nov to obtain coat 
Income Tax Clinic and ID Clinic: call for an appointment 
Emergency food and baby supplies: drop-in, to obtain a one time only issue of emergency food an application form must be completed
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Accessibility Fully Accessible