Need for services at local YWCA increases

Mike Baker, Minden Times |

The YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County has a rather unique goal – to put itself out of business.
However, according to Darlene Smith-Harrison, transition support and women’s centre manager, the organization is further away from that objective than it has, perhaps, ever been.

black and white image of a small child being held in her mother's arms

Since 1986, the YWCA has served as a beacon of hope for women and children across the Highlands, offering a wide-range of supports and programs to victims of abuse and violence. Operating under the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton umbrella, the women’s centre specializes in three areas – transition support, clinical therapy and family law information and support.

While there has always been a need for service in Haliburton County, that demand has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Read more…)