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.


The early years matter

The right support in the formative pre-school years sets kids up for success in kindergarten and beyond. We administer an EarlyON Centre and offer parent and child programming and recreational opportunities at our Family Program Centre.


Our place can be your space

Our historic Adelaide House offers a unique meeting place for special events, business functions, and social gatherings.


Join us!

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*

Rick Mercer salutes YWCA Canada

News & Events

Help for abused women

We can help.

No judgement. Confidentiality guaranteed.

Thank you to OPG!

To the Calvin & Francis Hamm Foundation for supporting our
Job Skills & Peer Mentoring Facilitator! 

Starry Nights Success

Thanks to donors, sponsors and attendees, Starry Nights 2018 was one of our most successful fundraisers to date, raising just over $46,000 for our Y's WISH Shelter.


We hope you'll join us on June 7th this year for another fabulous event. 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



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