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

2018 Gratitude Report

In Peterborough and Haliburton County, the YWCA is where a woman turns when she has questions about her relationship. Questions like, “Will anyone understand?“, “Am I safe?“, and thanks to the generous support of people like you, “What’s possible?“. Our 2018 Gratitude Report offers a snapshot of the complex questions women face when fleeing violence and…read more

Walking a mile, pumps optional

Friday, May 25, 2018 – The Peterborough Examiner – by Jessica Nyznik Joseph Peterson has toddled in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes since shortly after taking his first steps. Still under a year old at the time, Joseph held his dad’s hands for stability during the jaunt. Now three years old, Joseph ran most…read more