COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Interior Health Authority

Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society

Phone: 250-763-4613

(voicemails are responded to within 24hrs)

Living Positive Resource Centre

Aids in concerns relating to housing, income, nutrition, health care, addictions and mental health

Phone: 778-753-5830

Web: lprc.ca

South Okanagan Women In Need Society (SOWINS)

SOWINS Mobile Outreach serves Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Keremeos, Princeton and Summerland

Phone: 250-809-7054

Interior Crisis Line Network

Trained volunteers provide support to individuals experiencing emotional or situation distress, relationship issues and social isolation and may refer callers to appropriate community or professional resources.

Toll-free: 1-888-353-CARE (1-888-353-2273

Online Chat: www.interiorcrisisline.com/crisischat

The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

Provides for the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of all peoples through the development of community-based services, while encouraging the community to preserve, share and promote Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.

Phone: 250-763-4905

Community Response Team (Interior Health)

Provides assessment, recommendations, brief follow-up in the community and/or referral to community supports. Mon-Sun: 11:30am - 9:00pm (including statutory holidays). Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who may be at imminent risk to harm themselves or others.

Phone: 250-212-8533

Archway Society for Domestic Peace

Phone: 250-542-1122

The Alexandra Gardner Women and Children Safe Centre

A 24/7 homeless shelter for women, youth and children that offers 20 beds, low barrier, emergency shelter for women and . Offers free services to those who are homeless and assists clients to work on their next steps to help them plan for a safe future.

Phone: 250-763-2262

RCMP Victim Service Program

Free of charge services for victims, witnesses, family members and others who have been impacted by crime and trauma: emotional support, police requested crisis response, follow-up support for as long as required, info on the status of police investigation, info on how criminal justice system works, info on progress of the case through the court system, court orientation for witnesses who may be required to testify, assistance in completing Crime Victim Assistance compensation forms, assistance in completing Victim Impact Statements, referral to appropriate social, legal, financial, counselling and other services.

Web: www.interiorhealth.ca/YourHealth/Assault/SexualAssault/Pages/Prog-RCMPVictimAssistance.aspx

If it seems we are missing a valuable resource that you are aware of or if you notice any problems with the resources provided, please contact us with your suggestions so we can ensure this list is comprehensive and up-to-date!