Shelter, safety planning, referrals and ongoing support are more important now than ever. Staying home is causing increased risk of harm to women and children who are now trapped with abusers, with fewer opportunities to get help. Here and around the world, women who have been able to reach safety or call for help report…read more
As a community, we’ve all been doing our very best to help flatten the curve by staying home to stay safeduring the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet for women and children now trapped in isolation with abusive men, staying home has never been more dangerous. The COVID-19 crisis has created a toxic combination of increased stress, isolation…read more
During the COVID-19 outbreak, there has already been a sharp increase in the risk of domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) due to restrictions on movement. COVID-19 is not the cause of domestic violence, but it can escalate an already abusive situation. View Info Sheet as PDF
Our community’s collective compassion has led to brighter futures for single mothers, spaces where girls can confidently hone their leadership skills, opportunities for families and neighbours to connect over food, and safer transitions for women and children fleeing abuse. Our hearts are full, sharing the many ways YOU’VE helped make life better over the past…read more
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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.
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.
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.
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