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.
If you, or someone you know, has been sexually assaulted in the last seven days, the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) can help.
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
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.
We can also offer you and your children ongoing counselling and support. For a full list of our programs and services, click here.