“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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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.

2018 Gratitude Report

In Peterborough and Haliburton County, the YWCA is where a woman turns when she has questions about her relationship. Questions like, “Will anyone understand?“, “Am I safe?“, and thanks to the generous support of people like you, “What’s possible?“. Our 2018 Gratitude Report offers a snapshot of the complex questions women face when fleeing violence and…read more

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Women’s Business Network of Peterborough raises over $22,000 for YWCA’s Crossroads Shelter

January 9, 2019 – KawathaNOW The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has donated $22,486.15 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton — surpassing last year’s donation by more than $2,000. The funds were raised through the networking organization’s annual holiday gala held in December at the Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront. For more than 30 years, WBN has supported…read more

Food price increase expected to hit Peterborough residents hard in 2019

December 7, 2018 – The Morning Show on CHEX Watch interview with YWCA’s Joëlle Favreau here

Lynn Zimmer Talks Woman Abuse Prevention Month

November 15, 2018 – The Morning Show on CHEX Watch the video here

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