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 due to usage outpacing financial resources and late last year, the YWCA launched a fundraising campaign, seeking to raise $120,000 to help keep the space open for the next two years and also conduct a sustainability study on providing services in rural areas. (Read more…)