“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

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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News

AON Inc. provides 100 Safe Night’s Sleep at YWCA Crossroads Shelter for local women and children fleeing abuse

A generous donation from AON Inc. has provided 100 Safe Night’s Sleep: emergency shelter, meals, counselling and personal care supplies for women and children at Crossroads Shelter. Photo: (sitting) Renee Nixon, Jen Cureton and Sarah Joore, (standing) Andra Hughes, Jennie Ireland and Katie Zatorski “AON is proud to be a sponsor for the YWCA’s Safe Night’s…read more

YWCA Seeks Manager of Human Resources

PERMANENT – 4 DAYS PER WEEK To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter, clearly articulating how you meet the requirements as set out above. Please apply by email only, with “Manager of Human Resources application” in the subject line, to Lynn Zimmer, Executive Director, at: lzimmer@ywcapeterborough.org No phone calls…read more

YWCA Crossroads Shelter Receives $15,000 Grant From Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

PTBO Canada – January 9, 2017 On Saturday, January 7th during the Peterborough Pete’s game—dedicated to mental health awareness—Bell Let’s Talk presented YWCA Peterborough Haliburton with a $15,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund. The grant will support the “Saying Yes: Better Serving Abused Women with Mental Health Issues” program at YWCA Crossroads…read more

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