“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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Upcoming Events

National Youth Week – YWCA Dinner & Design Event

May 3, 2019

Starts: 5:00 PM Ends: 8:00 PM

In celebration of National Youth Week (May 1-7), YWCA is hosting a free “Dinner and Design” workshop. Enjoy a local meal among friends and help the YWCA design a program that fits Peterborough Youth. Parents are welcome to join the conversation too! Register in advance by contacting Ashley Lamothe, YWCA Youth Engagement Coordinator at 705-743-3526…read more

Royal LePage National Garage Sale for Shelter

May 11, 2019

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

Royal LePage offices across Canada are hosting the National Garage Sale for Shelter, with 100% of proceeds going to help women and children who have experienced family violence. Join in the fun at Royal LePage Frank Real Estate by attending the sale on May 11th in support of YWCA Crossroads Shelter. Donations of gently used items…read more

YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

May 24, 2019

Starts: 11:00 AM Ends: 1:00 PM

YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, presented by Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, is a powerful community experience in support of local women and children fleeing abuse. People of all ages, genders and abilities are encouraged to wear ANY shoes and take part. Proceeds directly support Safe Nights at YWCA Crossroads Shelter, providing a…read more

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Publications

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.

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.

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News

Registration now open for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

KawarthaNow | Registration is now open for the YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser, which returns for its 11th year on Friday, May 24, 2019 YWCA Peterborough Haliburton held a launch event on Thursday (April 4) at its Simcoe Street office. Drew Merrett, representing the walk’s title sponsor Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre,…read more

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes returns May 24 in Peterborough

The Peterborough Examiner | This year’s 11th annual YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march returns May 24 with a new sponsor but the same focus of raising money for YWCA Crossroads Shelter to support local women and children fleeing abuse. “It’s an honour to support the life-changing work the of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton,”…read more

YWCA Seeks Board Directors

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking dynamic women to join the organization’s Board of Directors. “We need women who will take a strong role in planning a sustainable future for the YWCA’s life-saving programs. We need women who want to get involved and try new things, and who have about ten to twelve hours a month…read more

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