Community Resources

There are a number of organizations in the South Okanagan offering support and services to those in need.

Penticton Community Resources
  • The Salvation Army Food Bank
    2399 South Main Street 250-492-4788
    Hampers are provided once a month
    Open: M-F 8:30-4 Closed: 11:45-1 daily

  • Food Hamper – St. Vincent De Paul Society
    Food hampers are delivered Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays after 8:30am
    Two days advance notice is required

  • Oasis United Chur Food Cupboard
    2964 Skaha Lake Rd
    One food hamper per month
    Monday and Friday from 9am-12pm
  • God’s Kitchen
    97 Penticton Avenue
    Breakfast on Tuesday’s 9am-10:30am

  • Soupateria (Soup Kitchen)
    150 Orchard Ave
    Drop in for lunch Monday – Sunday 11:30am-12:30pm

  • Sunrise Pharmacy
    749 Main St (Parking Lot)
    Pancake breakfast on Saturday Mornings

  • Ooknakane Friendship Centre 146 Ellis St 250-490-2796
    Hot breakfast M-F 8:30am-10:30am

  • Elders Luncheon
    2nd Thrusday of every month Family Dinner (Can also come alone) – Last Thursday of every month
  • St. Saviour’s Free Store

    150 Orchard Ave
    Used blankets, towels, care packages
    Open 2nd & 3rd Fridays of each month from 11am-1pm

  • God’s Kitchen Botique
    74 Penticton Ave
    Free Clothing, Shoes, Toiletries
    Open Tuesdays 9am-10am

  • Pregnancy Support Program
    200 Bennet Avenue
    Free Counselling, maternity linfant clothing, diapers, formula
    Open Monay, Wednesday & Friday 10am-2pm
  • Compass House (Men & Women’s Shelter)

  • South Okanagan Brain Injury Society (SOSBIS)
    Homeless Partnering Program

  • BC Housing
  • SOWINS Transition House

  • SOWINS Community Based Victim Services
    250-493-4366 ext 301 & 302

  • Okanagan Nation Transion House (ONTEH)
Additional Community Resources

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?
Contact us

Counselling & Administration Office:
24 Hour Crisis Line & Emergency Shelter:

You Can help!

Become a Member

You can help by becoming a member of SOWINS. Members support us as we work to prevent abuse and increase awareness about the impacts of abuse, and strive to make our community a safer and healthier place for all. Membership is only $10 per year.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteering with SOWINS is a rewarding opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on the lives of women and children in the South Okanagan. We are on the lookout for community members in good standing who respect the confidential and sensitive nature of the work we do.

Host an Event

You can help SOWINS by hosting a fundraising event at your home, work, school or in the community. We call it third-party fundraising but you’ll feel like part of the SOWINS family. We have lots of ideas and some guidelines. Get inspired and check it out…

Get in touch


Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 4:30


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


Office: 250-493-4366
Crisis (24h): 1-800-814-2033

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