Company Description

How we help:
We are here for you. We will give you information and guidance to help you make decisions and choices based on your personal situation that will help you take the steps towards change – away from abuse. People can also call for information about how to assist a friend, family member or business associate who has experienced abuse.

Women may phone and ask for help whenever it is needed
No referral is necessary
Our services are free
Crisis Line 250-493-7233 / 250-493-SAFE 1-800-814-2033

The 24-hour Crisis Line provides support for women who are experiencing or at risk of abuse. Staff is available 24/7/365 as the first point of contact for individuals who are seeking help, support, and information.

If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening situation, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.

Emergency Shelter 250-493-7233 / 250-493-SAFE 1-800-814-2033

The Transition House located in Penticton provides shelter for women and their children. It is staffed 24 hours a day and offers enhanced security. Residents may stay for up to 30 days while they recover from their crisis and make plans for the future.

Female Youth Bed 250-493-7233 / 250-493-SAFE 1-800-814-2033

Free and confidential temporary safe shelter for female youth, to begin recovery and explore options for the future. At a confidential location in Penticton with enhanced security features, is open to accept youth 24-7-365

Women’s Counselling Programs 250-493-4366

We offer individual counselling, advocacy, referrals and support for women who have experienced or are at risk of abuse. Contact us to make an appointment at 250-493-4366. Our services are free and confidential with no referral necessary.

Children & Youth Counselling Program 250-493-4366

The Children & Youth Counselling Program is a free intervention program for children and youth ages 5-18 who have witnessed/experienced emotional, mental and/or physical abuse in their home. Contact us to make an appointment 250-493-4366.

SAFExst Program 236-422-1488

The SAFExst Program provides support to individuals experiencing complex barriers to health and social well-being.

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South Okanagan Women in Need Society

1027 Westminster Ave W Penticton, BC
(800) 814-2033

Other Locations

(250) 493-4366

Open Hours

  • Monday09:00AM - 04:30PM
  • Tuesday09:00AM - 04:30PM
  • Wednesday09:00AM - 04:30PM
  • Thursday09:00AM - 04:30PM
  • Friday09:00AM - 04:30PM
  • Sat, SunClosed