Serving Osoyoos, Oliver and surrounding area.
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Women's Shelter offers free, safe, confidential counselling and support services, and short term housing to women and children who have experienced relationship abuse, who have are being victimized by threats, intimidation, physical violence or emotional/verbal abuse by their partner. The Shelter provides a safe and comfortable place to stay, food and other essentials, assistance with transportation and childcare, advocacy and accompaniment to appointments and court, referrals to individual/group counselling, community resources and follow up support after your stay.
YOU & YOUR CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAFETY!
- Hitting you?
- Pushing you around?
- Calling you names?
- Preventing you from seeing friends or family?
- Touching you in ways you don't like?
- Frightening or threatening you?
If you have entered "YES" to anyone of these,
you are being physically and emotionally abused!
You are not alone. You do not have to put up with it...
Our services are free of charge,
confidential and anonymous
Violence that occurs within an intimate relationship is referred to as family violence. Family violence includes child abuse or neglect, partner battering and elder abuse. If you need shelter, we can arrange for a safe place for you and your children to stay. We will help you plan your next step.
We will also provide:
- Accompaniment (RCMP, Legal, & Social Services)
Characteristics of Safe/Healthy Relationship vs. Abusive Relationship
Partnership vs. Domination
Joint decision vs. Abuser decides
Shared responsibility vs. Servant/Master mentality
Economic Equality vs. Economic Control
Freedom to decide issues vs. Deny freedom
Of work & money vs. Withhold money
Emotional Honesty vs. Emotional manipulation
Sexual Respect vs. Sexual Abuse
Accept that no means "NO"vs. Forced sex
Physical Safety vs. Physically Unsafe
Express self non-violently vs. hitting, restraining, use of weapons
Respect vs. Intimidation
Support partner vs. Destroy property and pets
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL