ALS Society – Kelowna

The Society provides services to those living with ALS in BC, including an equipment loan program, support groups, resource library, caregivers’ workshop, and education programs for the public and healthcare professionals. Resources for Service Providers: Support Group in Kelowna: contact Louise Adderley at loumar4@shaw.ca; located at Capri Community Health Centre

Canadian Mental Health Association – South Okanagan Similkameen Branch

The Canadian Mental Health Association, South Okanagan Similkameen Branch, provides services including: Unity House (community based program that provides support from which clients with mental illnesses can pursue improvements in health, social functioning and community involvement) Advocacy (individual advocacy services which are accessed directly by individuals with a mental illness living in the South Okanagan … Continued

Footprints to Employment

We offer several programs: 1. Employment Services – for aboriginals on and off the Reserve; 12 week employability class onsite, virtual or at home study available. Flexible course, self-paced in class option is also available. 2. Wage subsidies availabel for persons with physical disabilities, call for eligibility. New 2013! Available in partnership with the Neil … Continued

Income Tax Preparation Assistance

Volunteers are available to assist you in preparing your personal income tax returns. This service is free to eligible individuals (low-income / seniors) and is available on a first come first serve basis from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Neil Squire Society

We use technology,knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with physical disabilities.

Ooknakane Friendship Centre

The Ooknakane Friendship Centre provides services open to everyone including: employment assistance parenting support ROOTs program to help Aboriginal youth in care connect with their ancestory support for parents fostering Aboriginal children Aboriginal child & youth wellness Dual Recovery Anonymous for adults with both addiction and mental illness challenges (no referral required), and law advocacy.

PACE (Penticton & Area Cooperative Enterprise)

Provides transition to employment, specific skill training, paid work opportunities and opportunities to develop consumer run businesses to persons diagnosed with a mental illness and referred by mental health service providers.