Elizabeth Fry Society

Supports and empowers those affected by sexual abuse, exploitation or violence in relationship through taking action to stop violence against women and children in the community, taking action to move low income women out of poverty, and actively promoting the legal rights, justice and services for women.

Provides ongoing victim services for women who have been sexually assaulted, are also available to accompany you at the hospital. Other services include historical abuse counselling.

Girl's UnitedOffers a program specifically designed to meet the unique needs of pre-teen and adolescent girls. Fosters safe and healthy emotional development of young girls by strengthening their sense of connection, belonging and resiliency. Provides opportunities for girls to live safer, healthier lives and fulfill their rights to freedom from violence, exploitation and abuse

Sexual Assault Counselling CentreProvides individual and group trauma therapy for adult, youth, and child survivors of sexual assault, abuse and exploitation

Specialized Victim Assistance ProgramProvides crisis response, risk assessment, safety planning, court support/accompaniment, practical and emotional support to adult and child victims of family and sexual violence

Stopping the Violence Outreach ProgramProvides services from Peachland to Lake Country for women of domestic and sexual violence that includes supportive counselling, referrals to community services, local transportation, accompaniment and advocacy

Tough Guise - Offers a school-based primary prevention and intervention program designed for adolescent boys. The program explores the dominant features of pop culture and its steady stream of images that define manhood as being connected to dominance, violence and control. Program goal is to empower boys to challenge the myths of what it means to be a real man and to develop healthy relationships throughout their lives.

Women's Community Justice Program - Offers pre-charge to post incarceration support, advocacy, counselling, and group work for women at risk of criminalization. Runs 3 times per year, with 10 participants per group

Address / Contact Info

1855 Kirschner Rd, Ste 280 Kelowna, BCV1Y 4N7
Executive Director : Michelle Novakowski
Email : michelle.efry@empowerific.com

Phone Numbers

Office : (250) 763-4613
Executive Director : 250.763.4613 ext 100
Fax : (250) 763-4272

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


Accessibility features: fully accessible
Can I bring my child?: yes

Service Details

Program fee notes: Initial intake appointment is free. Most of our services are fully funded by donations or government grants; therefore, there is no charge for services. Counselling for adult survivors of sexual abuse is on a sliding scale.
Referral protocol: self
Referral criteria: All programs are self-referral. Professional referrals to help access services also accepted.
How to apply: Please fill out our Request for Services form by clicking on the Website (alternate) link above, and either return it to us by fax or bring it to your appointment
Accepting new patients / clients: Accepting new clients
Languages spoken: English, Spanish


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This program was last updated on 02 Dec 2016.