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YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser returns on March 1

KawarthaNOW | Earlier today (February 6), organizers announced tickets are now available for the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s 15th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, which takes place on Friday, March 1st. During the event, you can enjoy a delicious lunch donated by local restaurants along with your choice of a hand-crafted bowl, created and donated by local…read more

Rotary Club of Peterborough auction to benefit Homeward Bound

The Peterborough Examiner | by Jessica Nyznik The Rotary Club of Peterborough is gearing up for its annual auction later this month. The event takes place at Jan. 26 at Peterborough Golf and Country Club. The evening includes dinner and both a live and silent auction, with proceeds supporting Rotary projects and Homeward Bound Peterborough….read more

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

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 the YWCA Crossroads…read more

Purple scarves to support Woman Abuse Prevention Month

November 13, 2018 – Global News, by Mark Giunta November is Woman Abuse Prevention Month. The provincial Wrapped in Courage Campaign is now underway to support woman’s services and shelters including YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Now in its sixth year, the campaign invites all Ontarians to show their support for ending violence against women by wearing…read more

Peterborough YWCA helped me build a better life: Single mom

October 18, 2018 – Peterborough Examiner, by Jessica Nyznik When Carissa McIntyre was in a bad relationship and had nowhere to turn with four kids, she called Crossroads women’s shelter. Staff took her and the children in that night, offering them adjoining rooms and toys for the kids to call their own. It wasn’t at…read more

Crossroads Shelter has been at full capacity for two years

October 5, 2018 – Peterborough Examiner by Jessica Nyznik More crisis calls compared to when expanded YWCA shelter first opened in Peterborough in 2011 Turning away a woman in need of shelter from domestic abuse is a horrible feeling, but it’s a reality employees face at the YWCA shelter. “It’s awful for our staff to…read more