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Local Emergency Services in the South Okanagan


Police – RCMP – 911

Victim Link 1-800-563-0808 / 604-875-0885 (TTY)

Police Victim Services

Cawston/Keremeos 250-499-5511

Hedley/Princeton 250-295-7901

Oliver 250-485-6224

Osoyoos 250-495-4704

Penticton/Summerland 250-770-4713

(24 Hour Translation Services)1-800-563-0808

Transition & Safe Houses

South Okanagan Women in Need Society(SOWINS) 250-493-4366

SOWINS Transition House 250-493-7233

SOWINS Toll Free: <1-800-814-2033

South Okanagan Safe Home Project 250-498-2538

Toll Free 1-877-723-3911

Safe Homes Program (Cawston-Keremeos) 250-493-4366 ext 114

Cindy Paroline Safe Homes Program (Hedley-Princeton 250-295-8211) (Oliver-Osoyoos 1-877-723-3911)

ShelterNet (Canada wide shelters) 1-416-642-5463

Critter Aid (shelter for pets where owners are in transition) 250-493-9752

Support (Violence & Abuse)

Desert Sun Counseling & Resource Centre: Oliver 250-498-2538. Osoyoos

Ministry of Housing and Social Development 250-487-4403

Okanagan Nation Family Intervention and Services Society
(ONFISS) 250-493-4902

Now Canada (New opportunities for Women Canada – Kelowna) 250763-3876

Kids Help Line (Canada Wide) 1-800-668-6868

Helpline for Children 250-310-1234 ( 1-800-667-4770 (TTY))

Helpline for Youth 1-866-611-3311. (TTY)

Community Resources:

Penticton and Area Women’s Centre

South Okanagan Women in Need Society

Okanagan Nation Transition Emergency House

Penticton Community Resources Society

Provincial Resources:

Legal Services Society of BC

Ending Violence Association of BC

Victim Link

Resources for Male Survivors:

BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Men’s Trauma Centre (Victoria BC)

The Men’s Project


John Howard Society of the Central & South Okanagan

Other Resources

Internet safety resources to help keep kids safe online