Community Based Victim Services

All of our services are free and confidential – no referral needed

Information, support and referral services tmembers of the community who have experienced:

  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Child Sexualized Abuse Assault
  • Adult Sexualized Abuse / Assault Historical Sexual
  • Abuse / Assault
  • Stalking or Harassment

Information about:

  • Reporting a crime
  • The progress of the Police investigation and
  • court proceedings
  • The roles of Police, Prosecutors (Crown Counsel),
  • Defense Counsel, Judges, Court and Corrections Personnel


  • Victim Impact Statements and applications for Crime Victim Assistance Program
  • Court preparation for victims and witnesses of crime
  • Third party reporting

Emotional Support:

  • To individuals and their families experiencing trauma as a result of abuse or assault
  • Through court accompaniment

Advocacy and Referral Services:

  • To other agencies for legal, financial, or additional supports
  • For counselling
  • Through liaison with Police and Crown Counsel

If our office is closed and you need immediate assistance, please contact:

Victim Link: 1-800-563-0808

Transition House: 250-493-7233 / 1-800-814-2033

You Can Help

SOWINS relies in part on the generosity of people like you to help end the cycle of violence and abuse in the South Okanagan. Your contribution will make a difference in the life of a woman or child who has experienced or is at risk of violence and abuse.  Please give.

Need support?
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Counselling & Administration Office:
24 Hour Crisis Line & Emergency Shelter:

Making an Impact


Bed Stays for Women in 2019


Bed Stays for Children in 2019


PEACE Program Sessions in 2019


Crisis Calls Answered in 2019


Shelter at Capacity for these days in 2019


Women and Children Turned AWAY in 2019