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Access Support

Whether you're worried about yourself or a loved one, Kelowna Women's Shelter, and its team of trained professionals, are here to help.

"Coming to Kelowna Women's Shelter was life changing for me."


What Is Abuse?

- Abuse is any behavior used to control, manipulate or injure someone. It can include physical violence, emotional abuse, verbal threats, or financial and sexual control. If your partner repeatedly does any of the following, call 250-763-1040

- Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting.
- Putting you down, insulting you, or blaming you.
- Threats towards you, your children, your family, or pets.
- Threatening suicide if you leave.
- Using, or threatening to use, a weapon against you.
- Forcing or pressuring you into sex.
- Keeping or taking your paycheque and controlling financial resources.
- Keeping you from seeing family or friends, or going to work.
- Psychological Abuse
If you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted in the last seven days, the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) can help. Call (250) 862-4000.This group of specially trained physicians provides free medical care and emotional support through Kelowna General Hospital. Just ask the nurse at the emergency department triage desk to see a SART Physician. The service is available 24/7.
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What Can I Do?

Being in an abusive relationship can be overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to turn. That’s where we come in.

24 Hour Availability

Our support team is available 24-hours-a-day at 250-763-1040. We also have a textline: 236-970-0704. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. Get tips on creating a safety plan, here. If you suspect someone you know is being abused, call us or check out these tips.

Ongoing Support

We can also offer you and your children ongoing individualized domestic abuse support. Check out our full list of our programs and services, here.

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Looking for some helpful resources? We have a wide range of valuable tools and information to assist you. From tips on handling partner violence to resources for abuse on children, and even details on family law, we've got you covered.

Abuse is never okay.
Asking for help is.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need us.
Our support team is on duty 24/ 7 and ready to help.

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