“Seven years ago I started my new life as a single parent. The YWCA was a lifesaver for the ‘what do I do now?’ period, when I couldn’t even wrap my head around a new life.”

At the YWCA, I found the resources and the help that I needed to move forward with my life. You can too.”

“Change 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!”

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Catch the Ace – Supporting YWCA

September 29, 2021

Catch The Ace is a fun and exciting new raffle supporting local charities like YWCA Peterborough Haliburton! How Does it Work? The raffle starts with 52 numbered envelopes, each containing a card inside with one envelope holding the ACE of SPADES! The goal is to pick the envelope that you think has the ACE of…read more

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2021 Impact Report

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Violence against women has intensified during the pandemic

Since the lock-downs began, women in Peterborough and Haliburton County have reported abuse that is far more serious and complex. A national survey conducted by Ending Violence Association of Canada & London, Ontario-based Anova found that abusers’ tactics are becoming more violent & frequently deadly. *The following letter was written and shared by a woman…read more

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YWCA Crossroads Shelter receives $20,000 donation from The Peterborough District Masonic Association

PTBOCanada | YWCA Peterborough Haliburton announced a charitable contribution of $20,000 from The Peterborough District Masonic Association, on Wednesday. This donation will help ensure safe shelter and support services for local women and children experiencing violence. “Community leaders like the Masonic Association who prioritize equity, safety and an end to gender-based violence are absolutely vital…read more

Community gardens recovering from pandemic while tackling food insecurity

Global News | Community gardens like the one at St. Luke’s church have had a slow start with their crops this season, but are continuing to tackle food insecurity in the region. Helmed by Nourish, a YWCA program, the various locations throughout the city have been called “absolutely critical” by program heads. Watch Now

YWCA’s Virtual Challenge raises over $28,000 for shelter and support services for women experiencing gender-based violence

PTBOCANADA | The YWCA has raised $28,641 for their shelter and support services from their second annual Virtual Challenge that started from May 3 – 31 announced Thursday. The online fundraiser was an initiative in support of local YWCA resources for women experiencing gender-based violence. “The Virtual Challenge provides a unique opportunity to use whatever…read more

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