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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

Peterborough YWCA helped me build a better life: Single mom

October 18, 2018 – Peterborough Examiner, by Jessica Nyznik When Carissa McIntyre was in a bad relationship and had nowhere to turn with four kids, she called Crossroads women’s shelter. Staff took her and the children in that night, offering them adjoining rooms and toys for the kids to call their own. It wasn’t at…read more

Crossroads Shelter has been at full capacity for two years

October 5, 2018 – Peterborough Examiner by Jessica Nyznik More crisis calls compared to when expanded YWCA shelter first opened in Peterborough in 2011 Turning away a woman in need of shelter from domestic abuse is a horrible feeling, but it’s a reality employees face at the YWCA shelter. “It’s awful for our staff to…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