“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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Publications

Fall 2017 Newsletter

We truly appreciate your continued commitment to women and children in our community and hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the latest YWCA initiatives (including what’s new at Crossroads Shelter!) and how women describe the positive effect your support has had in their lives in our Fall 2017 Newsletter. Lives are saved and forever changed…read more

2017 Impact Report

We think it’s incredibly special when someone who used our services lets us know how it all turned out. Because while we work with thousands of women and children each year, that work typically remains quiet and confidential. Often, even our front-line staff don’t know how life changed for the women they’ve supported. This year, our…read more

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News

New program to assist abused women created in honour of Peterborough dentist

Global News – November 20, 2017 The late Dr. Judith Buys was a longtime supporter of the YWCA of Peterborough-Haliburton and its programs for abused women. She had always wanted to assist in a hands-on way, using her skills as a dentist to repair a woman’s smile and restore her confidence. Dr. James McGorman —…read more

Peterborough support is available for victims of elder abuse

The Peterborough Examiner – June 17, 2017 Who would think that someone would assault or harm an aging parent or loved one? Unfortunately, the abuse of older adults continues and is often at the hands of a spouse or family member, leaving the senior to live in fear, suffering silently behind closed doors. Domestic violence…read more

Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough announces $130K in grants to 26 groups for projects

The Peterborough Examiner – June 7, 2017 – by Clifford Skarstedt The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough announced $130,000 in grants to 26 local charities on Tuesday at St. John’s Anglican Church Guild Hall. The grants will support projects that encourage participation in activities and events to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. The recipients…read more

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