Our vision is to see all women and children thriving.

“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

CANCELLED – Charlotte’s Free Tax Clinic

April 29, 2020

Starts: 9:00 AM Ends: 12:00 PM

Do you need help with your tax return? If your annual income was below $35,000 (one person family) / $45,000 (two-person family) and you could use some help, please make an appointment by contacting Denise at the front desk of the YWCA: 705-743-3526 or dcole@ywcapeterborough.org. This free tax clinic is powered by the Happy Wanderers,…read more

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

Our community’s collective compassion has led to brighter futures for single mothers, spaces where girls can confidently hone their leadership skills, opportunities for families and neighbours to connect over food, and safer transitions for women and children fleeing abuse. Our hearts are full, sharing the many ways YOU’VE helped make life better over the past…read more

2019 Impact Report

Download a copy of our 2019 Impact Report here:

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COVID-19 Update

Updated April 9th: YWCA Peterborough Haliburton support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available.  We have implemented COVID-19 screening assessment, disinfecting, physical distancing and isolation practices to keep everyone as safe as possible. We know that dramatic health protection measures will slow the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Shelter, safety planning, referrals and…read more

Peterborough realtor Linz Hunt treks across the Sahara Desert to raise $17,820 for YWCA Crossroads Shelter

KawarthaNow | Linz Hunt of Royal LePage Frank Real Estate in Peterborough has donated $17,820 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s Crossroads Shelter in support of women and children fleeing abuse. Hunt raised the funds by participating in Royal LePage Shelter Foundation’s 2019 Sahara Desert Challenge for Shelter, where a group of 120 Royal LePage professionals journeyed…read more

YWCA seeks Board Directors: dynamic women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and children

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking volunteers to join the organization’s Board of Directors. “We are looking for board members who are passionate about women’s issues and have the desire to be involved with an organization that provides life-saving programs, tools and resources that help women and children thrive. The YWCA plays a vital role in…read more

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