by Ontario Communications

The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission opens Day Program Centre

On September 30th, 2014, The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Day Program Centre.  Built to better meet the needs of a growing community, the Day Program Centre will offer programs, resources and refuge to those in need to complement the existing social and community services provided by the Bayside Mission.

The Day Program Centre will be home to new and enhanced foundational programming and services to help break the cycle of poverty. The Centre features a computer lab for job searches and resume writing, a teaching kitchen, laundry facilities, public washroom/showers and a meeting space for seminars on anger management, financial management and more.

“The Barrie Bayside Mission has been providing direct, compassionate, hands-on service to the people of Barrie for the past 38 years. We are proud to open the doors of our Day Program Centre and are excited for the many ways this new space will allow us to better serve the community and be involved with its members. We cherish being a part of this community and aim to give hope and support to those in need.” says Jeffrey P Robertson, Salvation Army Spokesperson.

Photo:  Ted Handy, architect, Major Sandra Foster, ED, Lt.-Colonel Sandra Rice, DC, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of Barrie