Our vision is to see all women and children thriving.

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

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

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

“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!”

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Upcoming Events

Ladies’ Night Out, supporting YWCA Crossroads Shelter

September 25, 2019

Starts: 6:00 PM Ends: 9:00 PM

A fun-filled evening featuring exclusive sales at various businesses along Charlotte Street, Peterborough. A Grand Prize Draw will be held at Wild Rock Outfitters at 9:00 pm. Tickets are limited ($10 each, cash only) and can be purchased at Ritual Apothecary, Charlotte’s Web, Tribal Voices, Runner’s Life and Wild Rock Outfitters. All proceeds support YWCA…read more

Women’s Expo Peterborough, supporting YWCA Crossroads Shelter

September 26, 2019

Starts: 1:00 PM Ends: 8:00 PM

Women’s Expo Peterborough will showcase 40+ small to medium sized businesses from a huge range of homebased to professional businesses including health & wellness, fashion, skincare, makeup, home, children and professional services. Each exhibitor offers something interactive on their sites for people to see, do and try. General Admission is $5 – 100% goes to…read more

Elton Rohn Concert – A Tribute to Elton John, supporting YWCA Crossroads Shelter

October 11, 2019

Starts: 7:30 PM

Benefit Campaign will be presenting “Elton Rohn”- A Tribute to Elton John, at Showplace Performance Centre on Friday, October 11, 2019, with a portion of the proceeds supporting YWCA Crossroads Shelter. Doors open at 7 pm. Elton Rohn is thrilling audiences across North America! As Elton Rohn, Ron Camilleri’s ability to transform into Elton John…read more

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2019 Impact Report

Download a copy of our 2019 Impact Report here:

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.

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Community leaders in Peterborough have message for non-voters

Peterborough This Week | Groups are pushing to get people informed and out to the polls this October. While public debates have their place in election cycles, a group of organizations in Peterborough are trying something different to improve political engagement. Care. Hope. Vote! is a campaign and web resource being launched by 19 organizations…read more

YWCA – Helping women safely create change

My Haliburton | When a woman finds the courage to listen to her heart – that voice inside that knows what she’s living with is not okay – the YWCA is here. Here to answer her call in the middle of the night, to help her navigate the complicated systems that lie ahead, to meet…read more

Stabilizing homeless, not just affordable housing, key to housing crisis: PHC

Peterborough This Week | Rent-geared-to-income housing will be a key tool in dealing with Peterborough’s homeless situation, and working through the wait list of 1,295 households looking for housing. But wraparound services meant to stabilize and transition people to more independent living are also going to be valuable resources in resolving the housing crisis, says…read more

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