“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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Read our Winter/Spring 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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Freeze mob launches Wrapped In Courage campaign in Peterborough

Peterborough This Week – October 18, 2016 – by Lance Anderson The YWCA and United Way launched their Wrapped In Courage campaign with a flash freeze mob in the food court at Lansdowne Place Mall on Tuesday morning (Oct 17). The Peterborough-based organizations are joining with women’s shelters from across Ontario to participate in the…read more

Kenner Students Did Flash Freeze Mob at Lansdowne Place to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

PTBO Canada – October 18, 2016 YWCA Peterborough Haliburton and United Way of Peterborough & District have joined forces with women’s shelters across Ontario to take part in the annual Wrapped in Courage campaign. This year’s campaign was launched with a powerful Freeze Flash Mob Tuesday morning (October 16th) in the food court at Lansdowne…read more

YWCA, Trent Valley Honda celebrate Walk A Mile event

Peterborough Examiner – October 25, 2016 – by Clifford Skarstedt President Tom Mortlock and his son Craig hoist the trophy after receiving the trophy for highest pledges raised by the team of Mortlock Construction collecting $10,885 next to individual Jim Spence who raised $9,732 accepting the trophy for highest pledges raised by an individual during…read more

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