“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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Peterborough life and wellness coach Pamela Van Nest raising funds for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

February 28, 2019

For the second year, Peterborough life and wellness coach Pamela Van Nest is using her business to raise funds for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s programs for women and children fleeing domestic violence. For each coaching session held during the month of February, Van Nest will donate her $100 fee directly to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Her goal…read more

Free Footscan with Grady’s supporting YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

February 28, 2019

During the month of February, Grady’s Feet Essentials will donate $2.00 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton for every footscan (no purchase necessary). Drop by the store on the upper level of Lansdowne Place. Learn more about Grady’s iStep Footscan System.

YWCA Empty Bowls

March 1, 2019

Starts: 12:00 PM Ends: 1:30 PM

Join us on Friday, March 1st for a delicious lunch, generously prepared and donated by local restaurants and businesses, and select either a beautiful hand-crafted bowl, created and donated by local artisans of the Kawartha Potters’ Guild, the Kawartha Woodturners Guild and Artisans Centre Peterborough, or a charitable tax receipt. Guests may choose to dine-in…read more

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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.

2018 Gratitude Report

In Peterborough and Haliburton County, the YWCA is where a woman turns when she has questions about her relationship. Questions like, “Will anyone understand?“, “Am I safe?“, and thanks to the generous support of people like you, “What’s possible?“. Our 2018 Gratitude Report offers a snapshot of the complex questions women face when fleeing violence and…read more

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Responding to High Demand within a Challenging Housing Climate

Crossroads Shelter Lack of affordable housing in our community has meant that residents and staff at Crossroads Shelter experience very limited affordable housing options as they work together to rebuild lives. When our Transition Support Workers are challenged to help women and children access safe and affordable housing, stay times at the shelter become longer. This also…read more

Reaching Women & Children in Rural Areas

YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County & HERS YWCA Peterborough Haliburton has been in Haliburton County since 1986, providing services for women who are in or fleeing abusive relationships. The services look very different in such a rural area. Our Transition Support Workers and Clinical Therapist are often out in the community and literally in…read more

It’s time to fill YWCA Empty Bowls

The Peterborough Examiner | The YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Empty Bowls fundraiser is happening March 1 at noon at The Venue. All proceeds directly support YWCA JustFood and Nourish, food programs that look at the root causes of poverty, promote equity and provide connection through food. At the event, guests enjoy a delicious lunch prepared and…read more

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