Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott, Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith, and YWCA Peterborough Haliburton executive director Kim Dolan during a virtual announcement of over $200,000 in provincial funding for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton and Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre on February 10, 2022. (kawarthaNOW screenshots)

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton and Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre receive over $200,000 in provincial funding

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YWCA Peterborough Haliburton and the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre are collectively receiving over $200,000 in provincial funding to help address the growing demand during the pandemic for rural services for women who have experienced violence and exploitation.

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott and Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith made a virtual announcement on Thursday (February 10), along with Kim Dolan, executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton.

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton will be receiving $142,949 to support the Haliburton Emergency SafeSpace (HERS) program — which provides a safe space within Haliburton County so that women and their children can move away from the abusive situation in their home, without leaving their support systems, jobs and schools, families and friends behind — as well as an additional $8,272 for training initiatives. (Read more…)