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Fall 2019 Newsletter

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 …

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Winter Spring 2019 Newsletter

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.

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Need Help Now?

Our primary focus is on safety: immediate protection from violence and abuse. If the threat of danger is immediate Call 911 -Try to give the police your name, address and phone number. Provide as much additional information as circumstances allow. Let them know if: your life is in danger. you are injured and will need an …

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The Importance of Safe Nights

“To have a place to go at 3 in the morning where it’s safe, and there’s food, and running water, and a bed for my kids – and nobody to yell at them… We need that. We really do.” Carissa, YWCA Client The Importance of Safe Nights When women and their children are able to …

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Online Safety

Plan for your safety If you think someone is monitoring your computer or phone, they probably are. Be careful. You may want to keep using your main/home computer or phone for regular, everyday activities, like looking up the weather. Use a safer computer or phone to research an escape plan, look for new jobs or …

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Crossroads Shelter

We provide 24 hour emergency shelter, meals and support for women, with and without children, experiencing abuse of any kind (physical, emotional, sexual, financial, stalking, etc.), 365 days a year. Our Free Confidential Services Include: Private bedrooms for single women and women with children Food, clothing and basic personal necessities Confidential 24 hour crisis and supportive assistance …

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Legacy Giving

“Including YWCA in my Will was an easy and rewarding thing to do. I know my estate will pay less to CRA and more to a charity I care so much about.” Anonymous YWCA Donor Legacy Giving For well over a century, the YWCA has been working hard to ensure that women and children have …

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Hazel Education Bursary

The YWCA Hazel Education Bursary is intended to help women who have experienced gender-based violence to reach their goals through education or training.  YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Board of Directors, through the Education Committee, and with the generosity of donors in our community, offers bursaries of $1,500 and $2,500 to women who:  have experienced barriers related …

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