Find An Advocate: Thompson - Okanagan

Location: Abbotsford , BC , 2642 Cedar Park Place, Suite 203
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers
Telephone: 604-859-5044
Advocacy Description: The ten regional Agriculture Workers Alliance offices across Canada offer free services including: general labour rights, working conditions, health and safety, preparation of Canadian Income Tax...
Tags: migrant workers
Location: Kelowna , BC , 185 Asher Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Employment and Unemployment, Immigrants and Refugees, Workers
Telephone: 250-765-6843
Advocacy Description: The ten regional Agriculture Workers Alliance offices across Canada offer free services including: general labour rights, working conditions, health and safety, preparation of Canadian Income Tax...
Tags: migrant workers
Location: Merritt , BC , 1918 Voght Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: Health
Telephone: 250.315.0098
Hours:
Kamloops Office Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (please note that on Mondays we don’t open our doors until 10:00am due to our weekly staff meeting)
Advocacy Description: General advocacy services for HIV positive clients. Will take on Hepatitis C clients as time permits. There is a Kamloops and a Merritt office.
Tags: hepatitis C, HIV
Location: Kamloops , BC , 433 Tranquille Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Health
Telephone: 250.376.7558
Hours:
Merritt Office Monday to Thursdays 8:30am – 4:30pm Closed Fridays (please note that we are closed 12pm-1pm for lunch every day)
Advocacy Description: General advocacy services for HIV positive clients. Will take on Hepatitis C clients as time permits. There is a Kamloops and a Merritt office.
Tags: hepatitis C, HIV
Location: Kelowna , BC , 280-1855 Kirschner Rd.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Children and Youth, Crisis Services, Employment and Unemployment, Legal Assistance, Violence, Women
Telephone: 250 763-4613
Advocacy Description: Advocacy and support for women and children affected by violence or involved in the justice system. Counselling, career development, victim services and outreach services available.
Tags: justice system, victim services
Location: Kelowna , BC ,
PO Box 20193 RPO Towne Centre
Type(s) of Advocacy: Crisis Services, Women
Telephone: (250) 763-1040
Advocacy Description: Emergency accommodation for women and children leaving an abusive situation. Emergency advocacy and information services available for clients. Also operates the Kelowna Women’s Shelter Thrift Store...
Location: Revelstoke , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Family, Legal Assistance, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 837-4779
Hours:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Advocacy Description: We offer free of charge advocacy services in the Columbia/Kootenay regions in BC Canada. Our focus areas are in family law, child welfare,mental health, and seniors issues. We will also do Income...
Location: Revelstoke , BC , 314 Second St. East
Box 2880
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Health, Housing and Tenants, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 837-2920
Advocacy Description: Social Advocacy ensures that all people have equal access to the resources, employment, services and opportunities they require to meet their basic needs and to develop fully. The Advocate serves as...
Location: Kamloops , BC , 827 Seymour Street
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Disability, Employment and Unemployment, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Prisoners, Women
Telephone: 250.374.2119
Other Telephone: Legal Aid Offices: 250.314.1900
Advocacy Description: The Society offers services such as: Housing Support & Eviction Prevention Public Education Court Support Mental Health Support for Tenants Supportive and Informative Group Sessions for Women...
Location: Vernon , BC , 2904-29th Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Family, Welfare
Telephone: (250) 542-1247
Advocacy Description: Interventions in issues involving the Ministry of Children and Families. Provide some welfare advocacy services. Services to Native People who reside off reserve in the North Okanagan area.
Location: Vancouver , BC , 530 Drake St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (604) 684-7498
Advocacy Description: Settlement workers provide advocacy services and resources for immigrants and refugees. Their programs and services are available throughout Metro Vancouver, Squamish and the Okanagan.
Tags: settlement services
Location: Vernon , BC , 3402 27th Avenue, Suite 107
Type(s) of Advocacy: Disability
Telephone: (250)545-9292
Other Telephone: TTY (250) 542-2193
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm We are closed between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm for lunch.
Advocacy Description: The mission of Independent Living Vernon is to create sustainable community links, to work for societal change and to remove barriers so that people with disabilities have the opportunity to realize...
Location: Kamloops , BC , 448 Tranquille Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Immigrants and Refugees, Multicultural
Telephone: (778) 470 -6101
Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Advocacy Description: Kamloops Immigrant Services (KIS) is a non-profit society devoted to welcoming immigrants and newcomers to Kamloops and the surrounding areas. General advocacy, community support services provided by...
Tags: ESL, settlement services
Location: Kelowna , BC , 442 Leon Ave.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Aboriginal and First Nations, Legal Assistance
Telephone: (250) 763-4905
Advocacy Description: A non-profit organization working with/for First Nations people, but our doors & our programs are open to everyone. Services include legal advocacy for aboriginal people living off-reserve. The...
Location: Kelowna , BC , 168 Asher Road
Type(s) of Advocacy: Addictions, Disability, Food and Foodbanks, Health, Housing and Tenants, LGBTQ, Welfare
Telephone: (778) 753-5830
Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, closed between noon and 1pm. Open until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Advocacy Description: Living Positive Resource Centre provides services to individuals in our community experiencing concerns relating to housing, income, nutrition, access to health care including addiction and mental...
Tags: AIDS/HIV, harm reduction, STI
Location: Lumby , BC ,
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Children and Youth, Seniors and Elders, Welfare, Workers
Telephone: (250) 547-9770
Advocacy Description: Provides advocacy for welfare, WCB, youth, and seniors.
Location: Merritt , BC , 2025 Granite Ave
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Housing and Tenants, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare
Telephone: 250-378-9632
Hours:
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Mon. - Fri.
Advocacy Description: Advice, assistance and representation for low income residents of the Nicola valley and surrounding area on a variety of poverty law topics and unfunded criminal and family law issues.
Tags: criminal law
Location: Penticton , BC , #209-304 Martin St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Employment and Unemployment, Family, Food and Foodbanks, Housing and Tenants, Legal Info (PLEI), Violence, Welfare
Telephone: 250-493-6822
Hours:
Regular Drop – In Hours 1pm – 4pm on Monday through Thursday No drop-in second Thursday of every month
Advocacy Description: The Society can help you with your landlord, income assistance, disability applications, employment insurance, abuse, food, getting legal information, debts, family, health, income taxes. There is a...
Tags: disability advocate, legal clinic
Location: Penticton , BC ,
P.O.Box 22020
Type(s) of Advocacy: Housing and Tenants
Telephone: 250-498-0145
Advocacy Description: Assisting Manufactured Home Park Tenants, in Landlord Tenant disputes and guiding them through the dispute process available to them through the Residential Tenancy Office. We currently have 700...
Tags: manufactured home, mobile home, trailer park
Location: Penticton , BC , #209-304 Martin St.
Type(s) of Advocacy: General Advocacy, Women
Telephone: (250) 493-6822
Hours:
Regular Drop – In Hours 1pm – 4pm on Monday through Thursday
Advocacy Description: Come visit if you are having issues with: your landlord, income assistance, disability applications, employment insurance, abuse, food, getting legal information, debts, family, health, income taxes...
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