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

START – Support Team for Abuse Response Today

Whether you’re looking for help to safely leave an abusive situation, or simply have questions about your relationship, START can help. When you visit our office, you’ll be connected with skilled, compassionate service providers from a number of partnering agencies throughout Peterborough (see below). START means no more searching for the right services. No more travelling…read more

Safe Nights

When women and their children are able to escape violence and spend the night in a warm, secure place, something wonderful happens: they sleep without fear. And when this same security and support continues to exist, as it does around the clock at YWCA Crossroads Shelter, women and their children can begin to heal. A…read more

Usage up at YWCA’s SafeSpace

The Minden Times – December 14, 2017 It’s been a busy year for the Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS), with new clients seeking out its services. HERS, operated by the Peterborough Haliburton YWCA, provides a safe haven for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. The facility was closed from November of 2015 through March 2016…read more