Links

Local Resources

Family Resource Centre Society for the North Okanagan
First Nations Friendship Centre (North Okanagan)
Interior Health
North Okanagan Child Care Society
NONA Child Development Centre
North Okanagan Youth and Family Services
Police Based Victim Assistance (North Okanagan)
Vernon and District Immigrant Services Society
Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP

Regional Transition Houses

Kamloops YWCA Women’s Shelter
Kelowna Women’s Shelter
Revelstoke Women’s Transition House
Salmon Arm Family Emergency Society
South Okanagan Women in Need Society (Penticton)

Regional Legal, Justice and Counselling Services

Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society
Kamloops Elizabeth Fry and Housing Society
Penticton and Area Women’s Centre
Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society
South Okanagan Victim Assistance Society

Provincial and National Resources

BC Housing (Transition Houses in BC)
BC Human Rights Tribunal
BC Society for Transition Houses (BCSTH)
Crime Victim Assistance Program – Ministry of Justice
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Community Coordination for Women’s Safety (CCWS)
Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA)
Law Foundation of BC
Legal Services Society of BC (LSS)
Stop Family Violence
Find Support BC
The Family Support Institute of BC has just launched their newest family support website.  This site is BC’s first every user friendly, searchable database of disability related supports, services and community based activities for anyone in BC.

Dial-A-Law
Dial-A-Law is a library of free legal information in BC, prepared by lawyers.  It has practical information on over 130 legal topics in BC.  You can learn about legal rights and responsibilities, and the legal system.  Dial-A-Law transcripts are offered in English, Chinese and Punjabi.  Scripts are also available online in digital audio format.  Dial-A-Law is available in two ways – Telephone: 604-687-4680 or outside Greater Vancouver call 1-800-565-5297; the Dial-A-Law website (link above).

Lawyer Referral Service
This service is designed to assist the general public in finding the appropriate lawyer.  The lawyer will provide up to a half hour consultation for $25 (plus tax).  This interview is to find out whether or not the caller has a legal problem.  If both parties agree to proceed with services, then they may do so at the lawyer’s regular fee.  Telephone 604-687-3221 or Toll-Free: 1-800-663-1919 (Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm).