South Okanagan Similkameen

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Advocacy Access Program
Disability Alliance BC
Place of support, information and
advocacy for people with all disabilities
www.disabilityalliancebc.org
1.800.663.1278 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
604.875.8835 TTY


BC OAPO
Old Age Pensioner Organization Promotes
best interest of elder citizens in all matters
pertaining to their welfare
www.bcoapo.ca
• Naramata Friendship Club meets first
Tues of month, coffee 9-10 Mon-Friday
at RDOS Hall, 320 Ritchie Avenue
250.496.5539 Eva Hill
• Princeton Similkameen
250.295.6024 Chris Goodfellow
Better at Home
United Way sponsored program to help
seniors remain independent at home
• Penticton & District Community
Resources Society
330 Ellis Street 250.492.5814
www.betterathomepenticton.com
See our ad on page 26 

• Desert Sun Counselling &
Resource Centre
www.desertsuncounselling.ca
250.495.6925 Osoyoos & Oliver


Canadian Mental Health Association
South Okanagan Similkameen branch
Programs include Advocacy, Consumer
Development, Meals, Support Services,
Housing Support Services
www.sos.cmha.bc.ca
2852 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton
250.493.8999
www.cmha.bc.ca
1.800.555.8222 BC Division
1.888.353.2273 Interior Crisis Line


Network 24/7
Emergency Management BC
Advisories of active emergencies, disaster
readiness and recovery, fire safety and
death investigation
www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/
emergency-preparedness-responserecovery
1.800.663.3456 report disaster/emergency


Ooknakane Friendship Centre
Aboriginal not-for-profit society committed
to providing holistic, culturally driven
programs & services to support, educate,
strengthen people of all nations
www.friendshipcentre.ca
146 Ellis Street, Penticton
250.490.3504 Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm


Penticton & Area Access Society
Guidance on landlord/tenant issues.
Connects those in need to the support,
services , resources they need to move
their lives forward. Drop-in 1-4 pm
Mon-Thur. See web site for services in
Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland
http://accesscentre.org
209-304 Martin Street
250.493.6822 Mon-Thur 9am-4pm
1.866.493.6822


Penticton Concert Band
Intermediate to advanced musicians
welcomed, variety of music styles,
rehearsals Tues. evenings, see web site
www.pentictonconcertband.ca
250.497.7180 Music Director


Penticton Newcomers Club
Variety of social activities for those who
moved here in past two years. Meets
every 3rd Monday at 7 pm
South Main Drop-In Centre
2965 South Main Street
www.pentictonnewcomers.com
778.476.0408 Sandi


Soroptimist International
Best for Women. Volunteer organization of
women at their best striving to help others
to be their best. Monthly dinner meetings.
For info on Soroptimist and SI Osoyoos..
www.wcsoroptimist.org - click on ‘Who we
are’ then ‘Clubs’

Stroke Recovery Support Group
Education and support for individuals
who have experienced a stroke, and their
caregivers in the South Okanagan
www.sosbis.com/services/support-programs
250.490.0613
See articles on pages 20, 21


South Main Drop-In Centre
Where you are only a stranger on your
first visit. Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm. See our
listing on page 68 for additional info
www.pentictonseniors.org
2965 South Main Street, Penticton
250.493.2111
See our ad on page 89


SOWINS-South Okanagan Women in
Need Society
Dedicated to the vision of a society where
women and children live their lives free
from violence and abuse
www.sowins.com
101-1027 Westminster Ave. W, Penticton
250.493.4366
1.800.814.2033 Crisis Line 24/7


VictimLink BC
Confidential multilingual 24/7 telephone
help line for victims of family and sexual
violence, all other crimes. See web site for
details of services offered
www.victimlinkbc.ca
1.800.563.0808
604.875.0885 TTY 604.836.6381 Text

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