Local philanthropists David and Patricia Morton have donated $50,000 through the Morton Family Foundation in support of the YWCA’s Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS).
HERS provides safe and supportive temporary accommodations for women, with and without children, who are fleeing abuse in Haliburton County. The service, designed to be available on an as-needed basis to help reduce costs, offers space for as many as two families at a time.
With HERS, women can move away from the abusive situation in their home without leaving their support systems, jobs and schools, and families and friends behind. For safety reasons, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton ensures 24 hour staffing during evenings, nights and weekends when the units are occupied. (Read more…)