“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

Tag Days

December 1, 2018

Starts: 9:00 AM Ends: 3:00 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 directly supports programs and services that help women and children escape violence and rebuild their lives. To join us for the day as a volunteer, please…read more

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Publications

Fall 2018 Newsletter

We simply can’t thank our supporters enough for all they do to help local women and children! Take a peek at our Fall Newsletter to see what they’ve been up to lately and what their compassion and hard work truly mean for families in our community.

Summer 2018 Newsletter

From new YWCA faces and initiatives, to heartfelt words of appreciation from women whose lives have been touched by the generosity of our amazing supporters, our Summer Newsletter will keep you in the know about all that’s new here at the YWCA.

2018 Gratitude Report

In Peterborough and Haliburton County, the YWCA is where a woman turns when she has questions about her relationship. Questions like, “Will anyone understand?“, “Am I safe?“, and thanks to the generous support of people like you, “What’s possible?“. Our 2018 Gratitude Report offers a snapshot of the complex questions women face when fleeing violence and…read more

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News

Lynn Zimmer Talks Woman Abuse Prevention Month

November 15, 2018 – The Morning Show on CHEX Watch the video here

Purple scarves to support Woman Abuse Prevention Month

November 13, 2018 – Global News, by Mark Giunta November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The provincial Wrapped in Courage Campaign is now underway to support woman’s services and shelters including YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Now in its sixth year, the campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support for ending violence against women by wearing…read more

Peterborough YWCA helped me build a better life: Single mom

October 18, 2018 – Peterborough Examiner, by Jessica Nyznik When Carissa McIntyre was in a bad relationship and had nowhere to turn with four kids, she called Crossroads women’s shelter. Staff took her and the children in that night, offering them adjoining rooms and toys for the kids to call their own. It wasn’t at…read more

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