START – Support Team for Abuse Response Today

START is a walk-in service, available every Monday at the YWCA, for women who have questions about the safety of their relationship or who would like to find ways to move forward. START helps women quickly gather reliable information from as many as 12 local agencies at one central location (YWCA at 216 Simcoe Street)…read more

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Our community’s collective compassion has led to brighter futures for single mothers, spaces where girls can confidently hone their leadership skills, opportunities for families and neighbours to connect over food, and safer transitions for women and children fleeing abuse. Our hearts are full, sharing the many ways YOU’VE helped make life better over the past…read more

YWCA – Helping women safely create change

My Haliburton | When a woman finds the courage to listen to her heart – that voice inside that knows what she’s living with is not okay – the YWCA is here. Here to answer her call in the middle of the night, to help her navigate the complicated systems that lie ahead, to meet…read more

Olivia James, Member-at-Large

I am a retired teacher who taught mathematics at Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute for over 30 years. I was involved with student council, peer tutoring and some coaching as well. I was also on the local negotiating team for the Teachers’ Union. After retiring, I volunteered as a math tutor for the School for…read more

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes returns May 24 in Peterborough

The Peterborough Examiner | This year’s 11th annual YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march returns May 24 with a new sponsor but the same focus of raising money for YWCA Crossroads Shelter to support local women and children fleeing abuse. “It’s an honour to support the life-changing work the of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton,”…read more

YWCA Seeks Board Directors

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking dynamic women to join the organization’s Board of Directors. “We need women who will take a strong role in planning a sustainable future for the YWCA’s life-saving programs. We need women who want to get involved and try new things, and who have about ten to twelve hours a month…read more

Winter Spring 2019 Newsletter

What’s unique about our work in Haliburton County? Why are we passionate about tackling food insecurity? How can you support a friend faced with intimate partner abuse? Download our Winter / Spring Newsletter for a closer look at what’s happening at the YWCA and how your support is helping to create positive change.

Helping a Friend Cope with Violence

Research shows that 8 in 10 women will confide in a friend or family member when faced with intimate partner abuse. Would you know how to help? 5 Tips to Keep in Mind when Lending your Support: Let her know you’re concerned about her safety. Offer specific help.  Arrange a time to talk, help her…read more