“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

What's New

Upcoming Events

Ladies’ Night at Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre

February 28, 2018

Starts: 6:30 PM Ends: 9:00 PM

Tickets are now available ($5 each). Enjoy an evening of giveaways, door prizes, in-store demonstrations and savings with proceeds supporting YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Call 705-748-9111 or visit the store today. Space is limited!

International Women’s Day Fundraiser – Petes vs. Steelheads

March 8, 2018

Starts: 7:05 PM

Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting local women and children fleeing abuse. We’ll be front and centre at the Pete’s game this year, making sure our community knows the YWCA is here to help women and children safely escape abuse, day or night. Tickets ($20 each) are available at the YWCA (705-743-3526 or info@ywcapeterborough.org) and $7 from…read more

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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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Tickets on sale for YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser

February 8, 2018 – The Peterborough Examiner – by Jason Bain This year’s YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser will continue to offer some added flexibility when it returns to The Venue later this month – the option of ordering takeout. Tickets for the Feb. 23 lunchtime event, which supports the YWCA JustFood and Crossroads Shelter Nurtitional…read more

Tickets now on sale for YWCA Empty Bowls

Kawartha Now – February 7, 2018 Tickets are now on sale for the annual YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Empty Bowls fundraiser, which takes place this year from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd. By purchasing a ticket, you will receive a lunch of soups, salads, breads, and desserts donated by local restaurants and businesses,…read more

Peterborough Life Skills Coach Challenges Local Women to ‘Coach it Forward’ for YWCA

Peterborough This Week – January 31, 2018 A Peterborough life coach has a novel plan, dubbed ‘Coach it Forward,’ to donate all proceeds from her personal coaching business for the month of February to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. “I want to help women who may feel overwhelmed with work and life commitments, and at the same…read more

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