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“Even if everybody around you doubts your strength, you owe it to yourself to keep fighting. You deserve to live a happy life.” – YWCA Client

“You are worthy of love and respect. You can become whole and strong, and the YWCA can help.” – YWCA Client

I went to the START program and found the resources, the understanding and the help that I needed. You can too.” – YWCA Client

“Leaving is so hard but you will create new strength for yourself that you didn’t even think was there. Taking back your life is worth it!” – YWCA Client

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YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

May 24, 2019

Starts: 11:00 AM Ends: 1:00 PM

YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, presented by Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, is a powerful community experience in support of local women and children fleeing abuse. People of all ages, genders and abilities are encouraged to wear ANY shoes and take part. Proceeds directly support Safe Nights at YWCA Crossroads Shelter, providing a…read more

Boundless – Kate Campbell in Concert with Nick Mancini

June 3, 2019

Starts: 6:30 PM

Come and enjoy a fun pre-summer red-carpet gala fundraiser concert on the evening of Monday, June 3rd. Phase one: a fundraiser for the short film Boundless, a celebration of the female pilots of WWII. A portion of the proceeds will support YWCA HERS. Doors open at 6:30 for the red-carpet and picture-taking. The show at…read more

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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.

Fall 2018 Newsletter

We simply can’t thank our supporters enough for all they do to help local women and children! Take a peek at our Fall Newsletter to see what they’ve been up to lately and what their compassion and hard work truly mean for families in our community.

Summer 2018 Newsletter

From new YWCA faces and initiatives, to heartfelt words of appreciation from women whose lives have been touched by the generosity of our amazing supporters, our Summer Newsletter will keep you in the know about all that’s new here at the YWCA.

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400 Students, Staff at Peterborough high school don heels for benefit walk for Crossroads Shelter

The Peterborough Examiner | More than 400 students and staff walked with high spirits around the school’s track as part of a charity fundraiser. Holy Cross Secondary School participated Wednesday afternoon in the 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Participants walked four laps in high heels or their own shoes during the…read more

Official Launch of YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

snapd Peterborough | YWCA Peterborough Haliburton officially launched the 11th annual YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, announcing the main event on Friday, May 24th. YWCA is pleased to announce that this year’s event will be presented by Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre. YWCA congratulated Mortlock Construction who will be awarded the YWCA Walk…read more

Registration now open for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

KawarthaNow | Registration is now open for the YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, which returns for its 11th year on Friday, May 24, 2019 YWCA Peterborough Haliburton held a launch event on Thursday (April 4) at its Simcoe Street office. Drew Merrett, representing the walk’s title sponsor Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre,…read more

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