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YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is going to new heights for Woman Abuse Prevention Month in a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall announced this Thursday

PtboCanada | The ceremony will occur at City Hall on Thursday at 12:00 noon. The event is meant to help raise awareness and to end gender-based violence according to the YWCA. “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” and the first day of the “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a Wrapped …

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Christine Teixeira (right), president of the Women's Business Network of Peterborough, presents a cheque for $8,725.31 to Ria Nicholson, lead philanthropic advisor with YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. The funds, raised in December 2021 during the networking organization's annual holiday gala, will support the YWCA Crossroads Shelter for women and children fleeing violence and abuse.

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough donates $8,725.31 to YWCA Crossroads Shelter

KawarthaNOW | Funds raised at networking organization’s annual holiday gala will support 135 safe nights for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has donated $8,725.31 to the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton in support of the YWCA Crossroads Shelter for women and children fleeing violence and abuse. WBN president …

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COVID-19 Update

​Crossroads Shelter and HERS – Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace are essential services for women and children fleeing violence in Peterborough and Haliburton County. We continue to provide reliable, confidential support, resources, safety and information around the clock. We have implemented COVID-19 screening assessment, disinfecting, physical distancing and isolation practices to keep everyone as safe as possible. We know that dramatic health …

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David and Patricia Morton donate $50,000 to YWCA’s Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace

KawarthaNOW | 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 …

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Jon Maxwell, president of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors, presents a cheque for $23,318.74 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton in support of the YWCA Crossroads Shelter

Local realtors donate more than $23,000 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

KawarthaNOW | Members of the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors (PKAR) have donated $23,318.74 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Every year, PKAR members select a registered charity to support with a focus on initiatives that directly benefit shelter-based needs in our community. Through programs and services including the YWCA Crossroads Shelter, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton …

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a young, smiling mother with snowflakes in her hair holds her child in her arms beneath the YWCA logo and the words "double your impact for local women and children"

Give The Gift of Safety this Holiday Season and Double your Impact for local Women and Children

Like countless others, maybe even a woman living on your street, Emily* has been subjected to worsening abuse and extreme isolation since COVID-19 began. She and her kids need a safe place to turn. Your donation this holiday season will provide emergency shelter and transportation, healthy meals, and an entire network of support, standing by …

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Peterborough female politicians see increase in harassments and threats

Global News | Some Peterborough female politicians are being targeted online, one of whom has now logged off permanently. And it’s not only online harassment they’re dealing with, some can no longer even pick up the phone for fear of dealing with threats and abuse. Tricia Mason has the story. Watch Video