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August 13, 2020
Five Tips on How to Leave An Abusive Relationship

How to Leave an Abusive Relationship

Many people struggle to leave an abusive relationship. There could be a number of reasons for this. For one, all forms of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, […]
August 6, 2020
Why Victims of Abuse Feel Guilty: The Self-Esteem Link

Why Victims of Abuse Feel Guilty: The Self-Esteem Link

While it’s certainly not seen unanimously in victims of abuse, there’s a definitive relationship between self-esteem and psychological maltreatment. That’s not to say self-esteem CAUSES abuse, […]
July 30, 2020
How is domestic abuse law handled in Canada?

How Does The Law Handle Domestic Abuse in Canada?

How is domestic abuse law handled in Canada? Here’s some information and resources for those looking for help with domestic abuse.
July 23, 2020
10 Signs of Domestic Violence/Abuse You Should Know

10 Signs of Domestic Violence

“I should have recognized the signs of domestic violence,” she says to herself. She touches her bruised cheek gingerly and says softly, “It was so good […]
July 16, 2020
7 alarming domestic violence statistics to know.

7 Alarming Domestic Violence Statistics You Need to Know

“An enormous pressure cooker.” That’s how Lisa Martin, Executive Director of Women’s Shelters Canada, describes the pandemic.  The already staggering domestic violence statistics are growing across […]
July 9, 2020
REAL EFFECTS OF TRAUMA ARE WIDELY MISUNDERSTOOD

Real Effects of Trauma are Widely Misunderstood

The effects of trauma from an assault are often misunderstood. Often, they’re completely different reactions than people, and the system, expect. In 2016, the high profile trial […]
July 2, 2020
Domestic Abuse in Canada: 7 Facts You Need to Know

Domestic Abuse in Canada: 7 Facts You Need to Know

At the Kelowna Women’s Shelter, we offer a safe place to stay, and essentials such as food, clothing, and toiletries for women who have to flee […]
November 23, 2017

2016-2017 Annual Report

The past year has been a busy one at the Kelowna Women’s Shelter – we housed 201 women and children, provided nearly 5,000 bed stays and […]
May 4, 2017

Inspirational giving

Of the many people who donate in various forms to the Kelowna Women’s Shelter each year, Anne Spelliscy stands out. Anne has ALS and from her […]