Established in 1981, SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society) is a Federally Registered Charity #12998 7665 RR0001 and Incorporated BC Society #S-16224.
SOWINS is governed by a volunteer board of 6 to 10 community members. An Executive Director oversees the staff of about 30 women. Staff is comprised of part-time, full-time and casual positions, at three Penticton locations and outreach locations throughout the South Okanagan Similkameen.
We are a compassionate group dedicated to the vision of a society where women and children live their lives free from violence and abuse.
Collaborative and co-creative for the benefit our clients and community, we partner with peer agencies, work on response and policy development committees, and provide educational information about abuse to the general community.