SOWINS – 40 years – Now More Than Ever.
2021 marks SOWINS 40th Anniversary of helping women and children in need in our communities. A year into the pandemic, we need your support now more than ever.
It began in 1981 with a group of women concerned for women in their own community – Women experiencing intimate partner violence. There was no safe refuge, no Emergency housing or Transition House for women and children. There was only the concern and generosity of volunteers as they began to open their homes to ensure safety of those that needed a place to go.
As the need has grown, so have The South Okanagan Women in Need Society.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly amplified the risk to women and children. Opportunities to escape from abuse are more difficult to create due to a lack of resources; however, referrals and the need for care have increased by 20% in our community.
We need your help.
Walk with us and/or donate today.
Virtual Walk is June 13, 2021
How it works:
Other ways you can help:
- Do not condone or commit acts of violence or abuse
- If you see something, say something
- During this difficult time be extra kind and patient with one another
- If you or someone you know needs support, please share our information:
Emergency Shelter & 24/7 Crisis Line: 250-493-7233
Counselling: 250-493-4366 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm)