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 free, confidential and woman-centred.

Services for Women in Crisis

Information, resources and support

24 Hour Support & Crisis Line
Support, safety planning and referrals by phone and/or text for women and their friends and family

START – Support Team for Abuse Response Today
Walk-in services at the YWCA (216 Simcoe Street, Peterborough) Mondays, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Transition & Family Court Support – Peterborough
Appointments and flexible meeting arrangements

Transition Support, Clinical Therapy and Family Law Information & Support – Women’s Centre of Haliburton County
Walk-In (available Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm) / Appointments and flexible meeting arrangements


Crossroads Shelter
Emergency shelter, meals and support for women and children fleeing abuse

HERS – Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace
Independent living units for women and children fleeing abuse

Services for Women & Families

Nourish – Belonging Through Food
A collaborative approach to growing access to healthy, locally-produced food, food literacy and food advocacy

Education Awards
Financial support for survivors of abuse pursuing higher education

Centennial Crescent Housing
Second-stage housing for women-led families impacted by abuse

Homeward Bound Peterborough
A wrap-around program for women-led families living in unstable conditions

Programs for Youth

Youth Engagement
Programming for youth with a focus on healthy relationships and self-esteem


Healthy Relationship Quiz for Girls & Young Women

Tips for Online Safety

More Agencies that can Help

Our programs rely on donor funding for their operation. As government and other agency funding is decreasing, the demand for our services is increasing. To find out more about how you can help bridge this gap and change the lives of countless women and children in our communities, please contact us.