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What We Do

Our goal is to empower women and families who have been, or are at risk of becoming, abused to begin their recovery from the effects of abuse. Our programs and services provide safety, healing and guidance for individuals to make changes at their own manageable pace.

Each year we help up to 800 clients to move on with their lives – away from abuse and violent relationships toward hope and happiness.

A member of the BC Society of Transition Houses, our services are provided for women who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing, violence or abuse, from Summerland to the border, Naramata to Keremeos a region of over 4000 square miles. We also accept referrals from around BC and from other provinces. The Transition House in Penticton has 14 beds for abused women and children. Around 7% of those come from Oliver/Osoyoos and another 7% come from Summerland.

Services:

24-hour crisis line is for anyone needing information on abuse or information on their rights and responsibilities in relationship breakdown.

Emergency shelter, counseling and information for women who have been abused, or who are at risk of violence or abuse, and their children. There is also one youth bed for an unaccompanied minor.

The Children Who Witness Abuse program provides specialized counseling for children who have witnessed abuse.

We provide referrals to other community or provincial agencies for those needing additional assistance.

We will advocate with local, regional and provincial services on behalf of our clients.

Provide opportunities for personal growth and connection through the Specialized Pre-Employment Services classes and community connection through the WE: Project