“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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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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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

Homeward Bound program in Peterborough gets $1M in federal funding over five years

The Peterborough Examiner | The local YWCA is about to receive $1 million in federal funding over five years for a program to help single mothers access affordable housing as well as a college education. Women and Gender Equality and International Development Minister Maryam Monsef — who is the MP for Peterborough-Kawartha — made the…read more

Empty Bowls event fills up Nourish, JustFood programs

The Peterborough Examiner | The 15th annual YWCA Empty Bowls event in support of the JustFood and Nourish local food programs was held Friday at The Venue to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity in the community. The event attracted more than 200 supporters. “We hope to exceed over $18,000 to $19,000 from last…read more

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