Due to these unprecedented and fast changing times we cancelled SOWINS Walk to End Abuse 2020.

Our primary concern is for the health, safety and general well-being of all the members of our community. Our thoughts are with everyone at this time especially those working essential services, and those directly afflicted with COVID-19.
Although the Walk has been postponed, the need to take a stand against domestic violence is greater than ever as many women and children are now suffering in silence.

Please “help us help” survivors of abuse. You can make a difference to a woman and a child in our community!

Ways you can help:

  • Do not condone or commit acts of violence or abuse
  • If you see something, say something
  • During this difficult time be extra kind and patient with one another
  • Donate to SOWINS 
  • If you or someone you know needs support, please share our information:
    Emergency Shelter & 24/7 Crisis Line: 250-493-7233
    Counselling: 250-493-4366 (Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm)

Join the fight against violence and abuse. Take a stand and walk for awareness and change.


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
E-mail: info@sowins.com

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