START – Support Team for Abuse Response Today

Whether you’re looking for help to safely leave an abusive situation, or simply have questions about your relationship, START can help.

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When you visit our office, you’ll be connected with skilled, compassionate service providers from a number of partnering agencies throughout Peterborough (see below).

START means no more searching for the right services. No more travelling to various agencies and telling your story again and again. With START, everything you need is available at the YWCA on Mondays. Walk-ins are welcome.

Our Free Confidential Services Include:

  • Safety Planning
  • Nursing assessment
  • Medical information
  • Family Court Support
  • Admission to Crossroads Shelter or HERS
  • Information about making a police report
  • Children’s Aid support/advice
  • Applying for social assistance
  • And much more.

Partnering Agencies:

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Our START program relies on donor funding for its operation.  As government and other agency funding is decreasing the demand for our services are increasing. To find out more about how you can bridge this gap and help save and change the lives of countless women and children in our communities, please contact us.