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How Can We Support Survivors of Domestic Violence Amidst COVID-19?

*Entire blog reposted from Elizabeth Fry Okanagan's email release outlining some of Elizabeth Fry Okanagan's response to Covid-19 and measures being taken.

At a time that we're being told to 'stay home', our team is doing everything we can to support those who are not safe at home due to intimate partner violence. This is why we've partnered with Kelowna Women's Shelter to raise awareness of the realities facing those in our community who are at a heightened risk due to intimate partner & family violence. 
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Yes, I Want to Help!
As essential services in our community, we are committed to supporting survivors throughout this challenging time when barriers to accessing help are higher than ever. 

Domestic and sexual abuse are an unfortunate reality for many in our community, even when there isn’t a pandemic affecting access. Together with your help, we're working to make sure that the most vulnerable in our community are still served and able to access #SafeSpaces - Because home is not a safe place for everyone. 


Please donate so that we can continue our work to help survivors of domestic violence in this heightened time of need.
How Can You Help?
  1. Share the #SafeSpaces campaign message to spread awareness of this important issue! Follow our Facebook & Instagram channels to share the resources we'll be releasing over the coming weeks.
  2. Donate so that we can continue our work to help survivors of domestic violence in this heightened time of need.
  3. Be someone's safe space. Abuse is often hidden, and one thing we can do to support others is checking in on our friends, family & neighbours who we believe may be unsafe at home.
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Supporting Survivors Throughout COVID-19
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Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society is continuing to support survivors through remote specialized victim assistance, crisis response, safety planning, and trauma therapy for adults and youth who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. Support can be accessed by calling (250) 763-4613 or at info.efry@coefs.ca.

The Kelowna Women’s Shelter is continuing to provide access to shelter services, essential supplies, counselling, safety planning & outreach support for women and their children fleeing from domestic abuse. Support can be accessed through the 24/7 Emergency Helpline at (250) 763-1040.
Resources & Support
Please see and share with others these lines of support open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Together, we can make a difference and continue to work towards those most vulnerable in our community being safe.


Do you know someone who needs help? Please call us at (250)763-4613, and if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
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*Entire blog reposted from Elizabeth Fry Okanagan's email release outlining some of Elizabeth Fry Okanagan's response to Covid-19 and measures being taken.

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