COVID-19 Update: YWCA Peterborough Haliburton support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available. Crossroads Shelter, HERS – Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace and our 24 Hour Support & Crisis Line remain open.
While our offices are closed to the public to help flatten the curve, our support teams are working remotely and will continue to provide assistance by phone, text and email during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm). View our full update here.
For well over a century, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton has been a leader in providing women who experience gender-based violence with a path to safety and the opportunity for a fresh start.
Our services provide a range of options and entry points, helping women gain the right kind of support at the right time in their journey.
All services are free, confidential and woman-centred.
Services for Women in Crisis
Information, resources and support
Personalized support, safety planning and referrals by phone, text or email for women and their friends and family
Emergency shelter, meals and support for women and children fleeing abuse
HERS – Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace
Independent living units for women and children fleeing abuse
Services for Women & Families
Nourish – Belonging Through Food
A collaborative approach to growing access to healthy, locally-produced food, food literacy and food advocacy
Financial support for survivors of abuse who are pursuing higher education
Centennial Crescent Housing
Second-stage housing for women-led families impacted by violence and abuse
Programming for youth with a focus on healthy relationships and self-esteem