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

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough raises over $22,000 for YWCA’s Crossroads Shelter

KawathaNOW | The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has donated $22,486.15 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton — surpassing last year’s donation by more than $2,000. The funds were raised through the networking organization’s annual holiday gala held in December at the Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront. For more than 30 years, WBN has supported the YWCA Crossroads…read more

Programs & Services

For well over a century, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton has been a leader in providing women with a path to safety and the opportunity for a fresh start. Our services provide a range of options and entry points, helping women gain the right kind of support at the right time in their journey. All services are…read more

Need Help Now?

Our primary focus is on safety: immediate protection from violence and abuse. If the threat of danger is immediate Call 911 -Try to give the police your name, address and phone number. Provide as much additional information as circumstances allow. Let them know if: your life is in danger. you are injured and will need…read more

YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County

We’re here to listen, to help a woman see her own strength and to provide resources that will help her find safer ways of moving forward in her life. Transition Support We offer free, confidential support to women who are fleeing abuse or are concerned about the health of their relationship: support by phone or…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

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