“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 Week Without Violence – Video Screening & Arts Festival

October 19, 2017

Starts: 6:00 PM Ends: 8:00 PM

Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark the YWCA Week Without Violence, a week-long celebration promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. The Peterborough WWV Steering Committee invites members of the local community to create short videos in honour of…read more

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Publications

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

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.  

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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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