women shelters

A Journey Home spokesman said there are about 130 people experiencing homelessness in Kelowna. (Black Press/File photo)

New program shows real-time availability of shelter beds in Kelowna

On Nov.22, at 2p.m. Kelowna had two shelter beds available for adults

 

Shelter and outreach operators in the B.C. Interior, including several in the Okanagan, have authored an open letter to Interior Health, BC Housing and municipalities calling for changes to the way the “homeless crisis” is addressed. The letter was issued Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

‘We are tired of the futility’: Okanagan shelters call for changes to homelessness response

Open letter addressed to Interior Health, BC Housing, municipalities calls for ‘meaningful change’

 

People take part in a demonstration to highlight violence against women in Montreal, Friday, April 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Gun regulation great, but doesn’t address root domestic violence drivers: advocates

“Violence in relationships is a social problem and most of it is learned behaviour”

 

Allison Mclauchlan and Candace Homan from the Kelowna Women’s Shelter presented the new campaign, Hidden in Plain Sight (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna Women’s Shelter sheds light on abuse ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

The effects of psycological abuse are not always obvious

Allison Mclauchlan and Candace Homan from the Kelowna Women’s Shelter presented the new campaign, Hidden in Plain Sight (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)

Kelowna Cup back at Big White to raise money for women’s shelter

Over the first seven events, $148,861 has been raised for various charities and non-profits

Racers try to catch up to the moose on the loose at the Kelowna Cup (Contributed)
People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Emotional vigil held on day police find remains of Shuswap woman missing for 5 years

Annual vigil pays respects to women killed in the École Polytechnique massacre and local women

People gather at the edge of the pond at the Salmon Arm campus of Okanagan College on Dec. 6 during the United Against Violence Against Women candlelight vigil held to mark the 1989 massacre of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal as well as to remember and bear witness to the women murdered and missing in the Okanagan-Shuswap and beyond. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna emergency shelter cannot accommodate increased demand, people sleep outside

Kelowna Gospel Mission does not have enough beds for Kelowna homeless and flood evacuees

Tent in the snow along Rail Trail, Kelowna (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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Rogers gives phones, plans to Kelowna Women’s Shelter

Residents in shelters across B.C. get phone plans from Rogers help them escape abuse

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