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South Okanagan Women in Need Society – Since 1981

About us

Our programs and services provide shelter, safety and support by helping individuals recognize, understand and overcome the impacts of abuse. Our services are provided to individuals who have experienced, or who are at risk of experiencing violence or abuse in the South Okanagan (from Summerland to Osoyoos and from Naramata to Keremeos).


Get Support

We are here to help. If you or someone you know is at risk of violence and abuse, we have a range of emergency and longer-term programs and services to stop the cycle.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved to help us stop violence and abuse in the South Okanagan. Become a member. Volunteer. Donate. Open your home as a Safe Home. You can make a massive positive change on the lives of women and children.

Donate Today

YOU can make a difference in the lives of women and children in the South Okanagan by making a donation to SOWINS. It’s a sad fact that demand for SOWINS programs and services exceeds our funding to provide them. Donate today.


SOWINS has a wide range of fundraising events along with classes and programs for current and past clients. Check out our event calendar and see what’s happening this month.


Bed Stays for Women in 2018

Employment Services Program Participants in 2017

Bed Stays for Children in 2018

Services Provided by Outreach Programs in 2017

PEACE Program sessions in 2017

Women and Children Turned Away in 2018

Come see us.

SOWINS Office and Training Room


Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 5:00


SOWINS (South Okanagan Women in Need Society)
#102-1027 Westminster Avenue West, Penticton, B.C. V2A 1L4

Contact us:

Office: 250-493-4366
Crisis (24h):  1-800-814-2033
E-mail: info@sowins.com