Welcome to YWCA Durham - A Turning Point For Women
We're deeply committed to meeting the needs of women and their children in Durham Region who experience violence and abuse. If you need help right away, access our services here.
Everyone needs a place to call home.
We offer 4 different types of housing from emergency shelter to long term rent-geared-income housing. Our housing services are unique in that they are paired with access to counselling, employment and life skills programs that prepare women for successful transition into the community.
Our place can be your space.
Our historic Adelaide House offers a unique meeting place for special events, business functions, and social gatherings. We also have a newly renovated full-sized gymnasium and fun Club Room for rent at our Community Enrichment Centre.
We invite you to get involved with YWCA Durham in a way that's right for you.
Sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date on special events and ways to help. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of women and children impacted by violence.
Rick Mercer Supports YWCA Canada!
Comedian Teams Up with National Association for Public Service Announcement, please watch the video below.
*Trigger Warning for depictions of violence in video*
News & Events
Please join us on Friday, June 12th at the Jubilee Pavilion
in Oshawa for the 17th Annual Starry Nights dinner/dance/auction.
Tickets are $60 per person and sponsorship levels range from $250 to $5,000. We gladly accept donations of new, unopened items for our silent auction tables. You can find out more about supporting Starry Nights here.