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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What’s Next? Fund Update

Our What’s Next? Fund supports innovative programs that address the tough journey of rebuilding a life after the initial crisis of escaping domestic violence has passed. As a result of compassionate donor support, this fund is making it possible to overcome many of the challenges presented by COVID-19. We have started the process of creating…read more

2020 Impact Report

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COVID impacts food security in Peterborough

Global News | In the shadow of World Food Day, October 16, Global News speaks with Joelle Favreau, Manager of the Nourish Program at the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Food affordability, local food source support and navigating food system gaps through COVID will be part of our chat, but will also be scrutinized as part of…read more

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton and local Shoppers Drug Mart partner for the Love You initiative

From October to 3rd until October 30th customers at any Peterborough Shoppers Drug Mart will have the chance to donate to the YWCA during these uncertain times. Tricia Mason has the details. Watch Video

Peterborough District Masonic Association donates over $17,200 to YWCA Crossroads Shelter

KawarthaNOW | The Peterborough District Masonic Association has donated $17,253.25 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s Crossroad Shelter, which provides crisis and support services to local women and children fleeing abuse. YWCA Peterborough Haliburton made the announcement on Monday (September 14). “The leadership of caring men in our community who understand that responding to the impact of…read more

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