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 know that we can’t get one more women in the building that night,” said Lynn Zimmer, executive director of the local YWCA.

Crossroads Shelter has operated at nearly 100 per cent occupancy for the last two years.

It’s officially a 25-bed shelter, but staff can squeeze up to 30 people in a pinch. And they often do. (Read more…)