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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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Healing and Life Skills Pre-employment Program

The Healing and Life Skills Pre-employment Program is an intensive six week (3 days per week) series focused on healing and readiness for employment, education or training, by assisting women to recognize, understand and overcome the impacts of abuse.

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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

SAFExst consists of mobile outreach, housing and a drop in centre. SOWINS provides one-on-one support for clients who are survivors of trafficking and/or want to stop selling or trading sex. The goal is stabilization and eventual independence.

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Mobile Outreach

Mobile Outreach Program provides harm reduction supplies, information and referrals, overdose prevention and snacks in  Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, Osoyoos, and the smaller communities and camps, on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

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Need support? Contact us.

Counselling Office: 250-493-4366

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