“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

YWCA Ice Cream Social

July 5, 2017

Starts: 12:00 PM Ends: 2:00 PM

YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County invites you to attend our Ice Cream Social to say thank you for supporting local women and children fleeing abuse. Enjoy delicious ice cream, generously donated by The Kawartha Dairy Company, and great ‘live on location’ music with Canoe 100.9 FM, Community Radio in the Haliburton Highlands. Parking available.

Tag Days

July 8, 2017

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

Tag Days in Haliburton County

July 29, 2017

Starts: 9:00 AM Ends: 1:00 PM

Help 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 in Haliburton County stays local and directly supports programs and services that help women and children escape violence and rebuild their lives. To join us for the…read more

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Publications

Check out our Winter/Spring 2017 Newsletter

In this edition of our newsletter, you’ll hear from our Long Term Education Award recipient and learn all about our BoySpace pilot program. Be sure not to miss our upcoming events (like Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!) and great snapshots of hard-working community members who share our commitment to improving local lives.  

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

2016 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

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

YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes raises $138,204.12 for Crossroads Shelter

kawarthaNOW – June 1, 2017 Community support of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s 9th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes surpassed the ‘3,000 Safe Nights Challenge’ presented by Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre. A grand total of 3,007 Safe Nights ($138,204.12) have been made possible through YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, which took place…read more

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