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Tickets on sale for YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser

February 8, 2018 – The Peterborough Examiner – by Jason Bain This year’s YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser will continue to offer some added flexibility when it returns to The Venue later this month – the option of ordering takeout. Tickets for the Feb. 23 lunchtime event, which supports the YWCA JustFood and Crossroads Shelter Nurtitional…read more

Tickets now on sale for YWCA Empty Bowls

Kawartha Now – February 7, 2018 Tickets are now on sale for the annual YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Empty Bowls fundraiser, which takes place this year from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd. By purchasing a ticket, you will receive a lunch of soups, salads, breads, and desserts donated by local restaurants and businesses,…read more

YWCA SafeSpace not sustainable, report finds

The Haliburton County Echo – January 30, 2018 – by Chad Ingram HERS, the Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace in Minden, needs a different operating model, and more money, if it is to continue offering its services. Jennifer Cureton, director of philanthropy and communications for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton visited Haliburton County councillors during their Jan. 24…read more

Women’s shelter needs better plan

Highlander News – January 25, 2018 – by Lisa Gervais The women’s and children’s shelter in Minden is not sustainable without more funding and a change in how it operates. Jen Cureton, director of philanthropy for the YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton, updated County Council Jan. 24 on their recently-completed sustainability study for the Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace…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

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

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