Month: January 2018

YWCA SafeSpace not sustainable, report finds

The Haliburton County Echo – January 30, 2018 – by Chad Ingram HERS, the Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace in Minden, needs a different operating model, and more money, if it is to continue offering its services. Jennifer Cureton, director of philanthropy and communications for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton visited Haliburton County councillors during their Jan. 24…read more

Women’s shelter needs better plan

Highlander News – January 25, 2018 – by Lisa Gervais The women’s and children’s shelter in Minden is not sustainable without more funding and a change in how it operates. Jen Cureton, director of philanthropy for the YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton, updated County Council Jan. 24 on their recently-completed sustainability study for the Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace…read more

Giving victims of domestic abuse a reason to smile again

The Globe and Mail – December 29, 2017 – by Paul Waldie When the YWCA in Peterborough, Ont., began planning a program to offer free dental services to women who’d been injured in incidents of domestic violence, the agency’s board members knew that Judith Buys would want to get involved, given her years of community…read more