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GET HELP

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, kickingn 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. 

(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.

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 counsellors are available 24-hours-a-day at 250-763-1040. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. For tips on creating a safety plan, click here.

Expert Advice

We’ll offer advice, help you come up with a plan, and are here if you need a place to stay. We will provide food, clothing and toiletries.

Ongoing Counselling 

We can also offer you and your children ongoing counselling and support. For a full list of our programs and services, click here.

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WHAT IF SOMEONE I KNOW IS BEING ABUSED?

If you suspect someone you know is being abused, you can help. Call our 24 hour help line and talk to a counsellor, or check out these tips