“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

The Country Legends Tribute Tour

September 6, 2018

Starts: 7:30 PM

Connect Marketing presents “The Country Legends Tribute Tour” at Showplace Performance Centre on Thursday, September 6, 2018, with proceeds supporting YWCA Crossroads Shelter. The show features the music of the biggest names on the Country scene including Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Zac Brown Band and includes well known musicians hand-picked by the impersonators. Each singer…read more

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Publications

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

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

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News

Highest tally ever for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Peterborough

Friday, June 1, 2018 – The Peterborough Examiner – by Jessica Nyznik Sarah Myles holds the YWCA Crossroads Shelter near and dear to her heart. That’s why she joined the walk on May 25 and raised enough money to fund 31 safe nights of sleep at the shelter. Crossroads supports women and children fleeing abuse….read more

Walking a mile, pumps optional

Friday, May 25, 2018 – The Peterborough Examiner – by Jessica Nyznik Joseph Peterson has toddled in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes since shortly after taking his first steps. Still under a year old at the time, Joseph held his dad’s hands for stability during the jaunt. Now three years old, Joseph ran most…read more

Encouraging women to enter politics focus of ‘Cultivating Change’

April 27, 2018 – KawarthaNow – by Paul Rellinger Besides representing Peterborough politically, what distinction do current MP Maryam Monsef and former MPP Jenny Carter share? If you answered they are the only two women to ever represent the city at the provincial or federal level, step to the front of the line. (Editor’s note:…read more

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