“Seven years ago I started my new life as a single parent. The YWCA was a lifesaver for the ‘what do I do now?’ period, when I couldn’t even wrap my head around a new life.”

I went to the YWCA START program and found the resources and the help that I needed to move forward with my life. You can too.”

“Change 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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YWCA Empty Bowls

March 12 - 14, 2021

Starts: 10:00 AM Ends: 4:00 PM

Join us to prevent and relieve hunger in our community by supporting YWCA Nourish Food Programs. Complete event details and tickets available here.  

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Fall 2020 Newsletter

Gain an inside look at a few of the current changes taking place at the YWCA in this edition of our Fall Newsletter. View as pdf Learn about upcoming projects, join us in celebrating recent acts of kindness, and consider building new holiday giving traditions in support of local women and children.

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

View 2020 Impact Report as PDF

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Giving the Gift of Safety for 22 Years

The Highlander | Lisa Gervais | Cleaning out her files during her last week with the YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton, Paula Pepping is coming across cards from some of the “many, many, many” clients she has worked with during a 22-yearcareer.” I have had some lovely cards from women saying how grateful they are for our support…read more

YWCA Seeks Board Directors and other volunteers: 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 and board committees. “We are looking for volunteers 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 our community and its sustainability depends…read more

COVID-safe YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser returns in March

KawarthaNOW | This year’s event includes a handcrafted bowl and a coupon card with discounts from 18 participating restaurants The annual YWCA Empty Bowls fundraising event is returning for its 17th year in March, but with some adjustments to accommodate the pandemic. In previous years, the fundraiser took place on a single day, when crowds…read more

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