These links outline the litany of services available in Kelowna and the surrounding area. Also included are some links to services that are available in British Colombia and the rest of Canada containing important information.
Crisis Line – 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)
The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC (Crisis Centre) is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping people help themselves and others deal with crisis.
National Inquiry Into MMIWG Crisis Line – 1-844-413-6649
The National Inquiry into MMIWG has created a national, toll-free crisis call line. This line is available free of charge, 24/7. Please call 1-844-413-6649 if you or someone you know is triggered and needs help or support.
Outreach Urban Health Centre – Each centre has an interdisciplinary healthcare team that provides a range of services in a single site – i.e. a checkup with your family doctor, a visit to a physiotherapist, pharmacist, or public health nurse. The selection of services offered in each Primary Health Care Centre reflects the unique needs of its community.
Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society – The Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society will provide 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.
Kelowna Métis Association – The Kelowna Metis Association works towards the advancement of the Metis people in a culturally appropriate way through, but not limited to: education, wellness, cultural workshops, membership, and helping support local Metis business.
Kelowna Women’s Shelter – Kelowna Women’s Shelter provides free food, shelter, counselling, support and preventative education to women and their children who have experienced intimate partner violence.
Kelowna YMCA – The Kelowna YMCA offers numerous community programs and initiatives aimed at assisting young parents, parents that are looking for further opportunities to grow and teach their children that are 5 and under, and they offer initiatives for kids and youth that are struggling with poverty.
Ending Violence Association of BC – Assists in providing victims with issue-based consultation and analysis, resource development, training, research and education.
BC Society of Transition Houses – The BC Society of Transition Houses offers emergency houses for women, children, and youth experiencing violence, their services are accessible throughout BC. BC Housing has a full list of safe, supportive houses available 24/7 across BC.
The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies – The Canadian The Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies exists to ensure substantive equality in the delivery and development of services and programs through public education, research, legislative and administrative reform, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Information pertaining to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry – In response to calls for action from Indigenous families, communities and organizations, as well as non-governmental and international organizations, the Government of Canada launched an entirely independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in September 2016.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, girls and gender-diverse people within First Nations, Métis and Inuit Canadian societies.
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