WE’RE BRINGING SOLUTIONS
The David Busby Centre is a solutions-focused social service organization that facilitates meaningful support and programming, while working with collaborative partners to enhance accessible multi-disciplinary supports for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Over the last 20+ years the David Busby Centre and the Barrie Out of the Cold program have seen change happening in the lives of many people in our inner city daily. Thousands of people have walked through the doors of these organizations to find refuge from the elements, specifically from the harsh winters via the Barrie Out of the Cold program.
Some individuals and families come to us seeking a nutritious meal, shelter, a shower, fresh clothing and non-judgmental support. Others have nowhere to rest their weathered and beaten body, mind and spirit.
Some struggle with illness, disability, addictions, or feelings of rejection and loneliness. Everyone is looking for a compassionate hand up or a listening ear. Many are seeking a second, third or fourth chance.
When a friend or family member in our personal lives is going through hard times we invite them over to provide friendship and kindness. We pull an extra chair up to the dinner table. If they need to stay over we find space for them to rest in order to face a new day with support and unconditional love.
Our organization strives to make each guest’s experience similarly welcoming and dignifying.