“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. Abuse is insidious and robs us of our dignity.
You can become whole and strong, and the YWCA can help.” – YWCA Client

“What helped most was telling my family doctor, who immediately put me on the phone with the YWCA. I went to the START program and found the resources, the understanding and the help that I needed.” – 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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Upcoming Events

Cultivating Change: Engaging Women in Political Action

April 26, 2018

Starts: 5:30 PM Ends: 9:00 PM

When women get involved in the political process communities change. Join us for an evening of information, wisdom sharing, connection and action. Discover how you can get involved and be a part of cultivating change in the Peterborough region! LET’S BE THE CHANGE! All are welcome to this free event which will include food, a…read more

Democracy Talks

May 2 - 30, 2018

Join us on Wednesdays in May and make your voice count! Is there an issue you care about but you’re not sure how to take action? Do you feel like your voice doesn’t matter? In our five part Democracy Talks series you’ll learn about: the levels of government the electoral system how to respectfully disagree…read more

National Garage Sale for Shelter

May 12, 2018

Starts: 8:00 AM Ends: 12:00 PM

Royal LePage Frank Real Estate is hosting their annual garage sale, raising funds to help women and children in our community safely escape violence. 100% of proceeds will be donated to YWCA Crossroads Shelter. This year’s event will include a BBQ with peameal and egg on bun with drink, baked goods, plant sale and of course…read more

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

We truly appreciate your continued commitment to women and children in our community and hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the latest YWCA initiatives (including what’s new at Crossroads Shelter!) and how women describe the positive effect your support has had in their lives in our Fall 2017 Newsletter. Lives are saved and forever changed…read more

2017 Impact Report

We think it’s incredibly special when someone who used our services lets us know how it all turned out. Because while we work with thousands of women and children each year, that work typically remains quiet and confidential. Often, even our front-line staff don’t know how life changed for the women they’ve supported. This year, our…read more

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April 26th event encourages Peterborough women to get involved in politics

April 12, 2018 – Kawartha Now A group of local women is encouraging other women in Peterborough to get involved in politics by hosting “Cultivating Change – Engaging Women in Political Action” on Thursday, April 26th. The event, which takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Ashburnham Reception Centre (840 Armour Road, Peterborough), includes…read more

Re-Loved shopping event aids Peterborough YWCA’s Beyond First Impressions Project in memory of Dr. Judith Buys

April 5, 2018 – Peterborough Examiner – by Clifford Skarstedt The Re-Loved shopping fundraising event began Thursday at the Bannerman’s store on Charlotte St. in Peterborough. Proceeds from the private sales of high-end designer wears support YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s new Beyond First Impressions Project in honour of the late Dr. Judith Buys, a Peterborough dentist…read more

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton food security program gets funding boost

April 6, 2018 – Global News – Sarah Deeth YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is getting almost $400,000 over two years to address the issue of food insecurity in the region. MPP Jeff Leal announced the funding Friday morning at the YWCA’s Simcoe St. office. According to Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough has the highest rate of food…read more

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