Do you need help? Check out our programs and find one that is best suited for you.
A donation to the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society fosters strategies that move beyond the crisis toward long term safety and economic security for the people that we are here to help.
Consider contributing your time and/or skills to help the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society in our fight to end violence against women and children.

COVID-19 Response

To our valued clients and community,

With a strong sense of caution and care, following recommendations from the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health regarding COVID-19, our team at Elizabeth Fry Society is currently working off site, and no longer meeting clients in person until further notice.

Our first and utmost priority is to keep our clients and community safe as a collective. Social distancing is currently crucial in the effort to do so. While we are providing ongoing remote support for survivors, please call us at 250-763-4613 where we will be responding to voicemails within 24 hrs. For our current clients, please be assured that your case worker will still be supporting you by phone and email. If you require immediate help, please call 911 or VictimLink at 1-800-563-0808.

Thank you. We appreciate everyone working together to ensure that our community stays safe & healthy during times of uncertainty. In the midst of this difficult time, we ask you to be kind & vigilant in looking out for your neighbours, colleagues and community members whose safety may be at risk.

For COVID-19 Updates & Resources: World Health Organization

The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for woman and girls in the justice system.

A local cause using your support effectively

The Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society (COEFS) is a trusted charity that is dedicated to advancing the safety, legal rights & economic security of women & children.


To empower women and children to achieve dignity, security, & equality in the community.


  1. Stop violence against women & children.
  2. Move low income women & children out of poverty.
  3. Promote the legal rights, justice, & services for women & children.


The Elizabeth Fry Society was established in BC more than 70 years ago – Discover the story behind the legacy of Elizabeth Fry.


“We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.”


EMPOWERIFIC is an open network of activists, advocates and volunteers working together to bring about social change for women & children.
Our mission is to bring about an end to violence, eliminate poverty and seek justice for women & children here in our community – the Central Okanagan Valley. We do this through raising awareness of our cause, engaging in activism and by raising funds for the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society to support the services it offers women & children in our community.
Your donation can make a huge difference to survivors of abuse. Thank you for your generosity!