Huronia Transition Homes

Site: Barrie

Service: Athena's Sexual Assault Counselling & Advocacy Centre

Contact Information
Office Phone 705-737-2884
Toll Free Phone 1-800-987-0799
Crisis Phone 24hr: 705-737-2008 * 1-800-987-0799
Fax 705-737-4071
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Primary Contact Caroline Chasse, Program Supervisor; Phone: ext 2221; Email:
Alternate Contact Lyndsay Gray, Community Development Coordinator; Phone: ext 2230; Email:
Site Information
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
80 Bradford St, Unit 143
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
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Mailing Address c/o Huronia Transition Homes 
PO Box 54 
Midland, ON L4R 4K6
Physical Access Fully Accessible - at main offices ; Unknown - access varies for satellite service locations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response
Beginning July 4, 2022, in-person and virtual/phone counselling will be offered to current clients. Groups and workshops will work within the “hybrid model” and be available in-person and virtually, based on registration. Drop-In groups will be virtual in July and begin in-person in August.

Beginning September 6, 2022, 100% of counselling sessions to be actively offered in-person. Virtual/phone appointments still accepted based on client’s needs. Groups and workshops will continue with a hybrid model, based on registration. Drop-In group will continue to be 100% in-person.

People visiting the space are currently required to wear a mask, and if not, to maintain social distancing. All staff are required to wear a mask when they are in common areas. All women entering the space will be asked to complete COVID-19 screening questions. Visitors to the space who are displaying two of any of the prominent COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted.

Regular Service
Provides free and confidential services for women 16 years of age and older, throughout Simcoe County, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. 

Services include:
  • a 24 hour telephone crisis line 
  • individual counselling and support groups 
  • court and hospital accompaniment 
  • legal support, advocacy, information, and referrals 
  • public education to end violence against women in our community  
Partner Abuse Program
  • Information, support, and individual and group counselling for women who have experienced abuse in a partner relationship
  • program helps women plan for safety, decrease isolation and increase self-confidence and assertiveness
  • program is offered in various locations throughout Simcoe County, call for information  
Presentations are done in person or virtually on consent, healthy relationships, digital abuse, gender, and self-esteem, and 
‘rape culture’.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am- 5 pm
Areas Served Alliston ; Barrie ; Collingwood ; Midland ; Orillia ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Women who have experience sexual violence. 
PAP Eligibility: 16 years and up. Women who have experienced abuse in a partner relationship.
Application Call for an appointment
Languages English ; French - Reception, Programs, on request ; Interpretive Services - Will source if needed
Fees None
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Choices for Children ; CV19 ; HT1 ; PAP ; Rape Crisis Centre ; SAC ; Sexual Assault Centre
Former Name Women's Resources of Simcoe County/Ressources Des Femmes Du Comte De Simcoe (March 2007)
Agency Information
Parent Agency Name Huronia Transition Homes
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial - MCSS
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Crime Victim Accompaniment Services ; Sexual Assault Counselling ; Sexual Assault Hotlines ; Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counselling