SOWINS women

Children and Youth Counselling Program

The PEACE Program is a free intervention and counselling program for children/youth ages 5-18 who have witnessed/experienced emotional, mental and/or physical abuse in their home.

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Women's Counselling Programs

Our outreach programs offer individual counselling, advocacy, referrals and support for women who have experienced or are at risk of abuse.

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Emergency Shelter

The Transition House and Safe Homes provide safe, confidential shelter for children, youth and women who have experienced or are at risk of abuse. Open to accept residents 24-7-365.

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Youth Bed

Free and confidential temporary safe shelter for female youth, to begin recovery from crisis and explore options for the future. At a confidential location in Penticton with enhanced security features, the youth bed is open to accept youth 24-7-365.

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SAFExst - Support for Sex Workers

OWINS’ SAFExst program includes the Drop-In Centre and the Mobile Outreach Van.

The main goal of SAFExst is to support individuals experiencing complex barriers to health and social well-being.

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Mobile Outreach

SOWINS’ Mobile Outreach Van delivers harm reduction supplies, information, and education to individuals in Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland, as well as smaller communities and camps in the South Okanagan.

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Need support? Contact us.

Counselling Office: 250-493-4366

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-814-2033