YWCA Crossroads Shelter receives $15,000 grant from Bell Let’s Talk

Funds will support programming for women with mental health and addiction issues

At the January 7th Peterborough Petes game, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton received a $15,000 cheque from the Bell Let's Talk Community fund for mental health programs for women at YWCA Crossroads Shelter (photo courtesy of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton)
At the January 7th Peterborough Petes game, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton received a $15,000 cheque from the Bell Let's Talk Community fund for mental health programs for women at YWCA Crossroads Shelter (photo courtesy of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton)

During the Peterborough Petes game on Saturday, January 7th, Bell Let’s Talk presented YWCA Peterborough Haliburton with a $15,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund.

The grant will support the “Saying Yes: Better Serving Abused Women with Mental Health Issues” program at YWCA Crossroads Shelter.

“YWCA is proud to receive a Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to support the work YWCA Crossroads Shelter does every day to help more women with mental health and addiction issues,” says Jen Cureton, YWCA Director of Philanthropy & Communications.

“The $15,000 grant, along with a donation from The Peterborough Foundation and other private donors, will support ongoing staff training as we continue to work on saying yes to women with complex issues.”

The grant to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is one of more than 70 grants made by Bell Let’s Talk in 2016 to community organizations across Canada that help people living with a mental illness.

“Bell Let’s Talk is so pleased to support the tremendous work being done by the YWCA Crossroads Shelter,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk.

The January 7th Peterborough Petes game was dedicated to mental health awareness, in advance of Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday, January 25th.

On that day, Bell will donate five cents to support Canadian mental health programs for every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell Canada and Bell Aliant customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk, every post using #BellLetsTalk on Instagram, and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter on Snapchat.

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.

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