“Even if everybody around you doubts your strength, you owe it to yourself to keep fighting.
You deserve to live a happy life.” – YWCA Client

“You are worthy of love and respect. Abuse is insidious and robs us of our dignity.
You can become whole and strong, and the YWCA can help.” – YWCA Client

“What helped most was telling my family doctor, who immediately put me on the phone with the YWCA. I went to the START program and found the resources, the understanding and the help that I needed.” – YWCA Client

“Leaving is so hard but you will create new strength for yourself that you didn’t even think was there.
Taking back your life is worth it.” – YWCA Client

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Upcoming Events

Empty Bowls

February 24, 2017

Starts: 11:00 AM Ends: 1:00 PM

Enjoy a delicious lunch, donated by local Peterborough restaurants, and receive an original hand-crafted bowl created by a local artisan – all while supporting YWCA Food Programs! This year’s event offers two ways to take part. Visit ywcagifts.com/empty-bowls for complete event details.

Tag Days in Haliburton County

March 11, 2017

Starts: 10:00 AM Ends: 1:00 PM

Help local women and children fleeing abuse by making a cash donation to the YWCA when you see our volunteers at local businesses. Every dollar collected during Tag Days in Haliburton County directly supports programs and services that help women and children escape violence and rebuild their lives. To join us for the day as…read more

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Read our Fall 2016 Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter is all about gratitude – and we’re giving thanks for 125 years of support and partnerships that have helped women and children thrive! Learn about how it all began, where we’re headed next and how local supporters are helping to double the difference a monthly donation to the YWCA can make. You’ll also…read more

Annual Impact Report

Your support over the past year has helped local women and children achieve some truly incredible things. In fact, many are building lives they once only dreamed of because you helped put an end to their nightmare. Read all about the meaningful ways your support has helped make a difference for local women and children…read more

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Take-out option for this year’s Empty Bowls benefit for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Peterborough Examiner – February 9, 2017 – by Jessica Nyznik A fundraising lunch supporting the YWCA has added a take-out option this year, so community members can join in without having to dine out. Empty Bowls is happening on Feb. 24. It’s a fundraiser for the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s food programs that includes lunch and a…read more

Haliburton couple donates $10K to YWCA

Haliburton Highlander – February 9, 2017 by Lisa Gervais A bathroom stall at the Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSAD) has contributed to a local woman and her husband donating $10,000 in matching funds to the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Susan Hay explains that when she was doing a course at the college, she noticed…read more

Double love this year for Empty Bowls YWCA on Friday, February 24th

KawarthaNow – February 7, 2017 by Jeannine Taylor – I’ve always loved the idea of this event: attend, eat great food, and take a local hand-crafted bowl home with you! Oh, and did I mention you’re supporting the YWCA too? Well, this year they tugged even further on my hearstrings when they announced that their new…read more

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