A great day to walk for safe nights for women fleeing abuse

For Kat Kendrick, Friday was a day for her to pay it forward to the YWCA. She was among the men, women and children who gathered Friday at Confederation Square on for the 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk down George Street, a fundraiser for the YWCA’s Crossroads Shelter. While Kendrick hasn’t…read more

Purple scarves to support Woman Abuse Prevention Month

November 13, 2018 – Global News, by Mark Giunta November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The provincial Wrapped in Courage Campaign is now underway to support woman’s services and shelters including YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Now in its sixth year, the campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support for ending violence against women by wearing…read more

Giving victims of domestic abuse a reason to smile again

The Globe and Mail – December 29, 2017 – by Paul Waldie When the YWCA in Peterborough, Ont., began planning a program to offer free dental services to women who’d been injured in incidents of domestic violence, the agency’s board members knew that Judith Buys would want to get involved, given her years of community…read more

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

AON Inc. provides 100 Safe Night’s Sleep at YWCA Crossroads Shelter for local women and children fleeing abuse

A generous donation from AON Inc. has provided 100 Safe Night’s Sleep: emergency shelter, meals, counselling and personal care supplies for women and children at Crossroads Shelter. Photo: (sitting) Renee Nixon, Jen Cureton and Sarah Joore, (standing) Andra Hughes, Jennie Ireland and Katie Zatorski “AON is proud to be a sponsor for the YWCA’s Safe Night’s…read more