For more services in the Vernon area, please see the Vernon Survival Guide on the Social Planning Council for the North Okanagan website.
Kelty Mental Health Resources
Youth Mental Health
Cope with Anger
Children – Responding to Stressful Events
Teens – Responding to Stressful Events
Mental Health Challenges
For support services, please call:
Archway Society Transition House (24 hour line): 250-542-1122
- Peace Counselling (Children and youth)
250-558-3850 ext 201 (Vernon)
No cost individual and group counselling for children ages 3 to 18 who have witnessed abuse or serious family conflict, as well as counselling, education, and support programs for parents.
- Stopping the Violence Counselling
No cost confidential counselling services for women who have experienced violence or abuse, assisting women in their healing with support, awareness, and education.
- Women’s Outreach
Offers no cost support to women and their dependent children who have experienced violence, abuse, or threats from an intimate partner.
- Community Based Victim Services
Offers no cost support and information to adults, women and men who have been victimized as a result of sexual assault, violence in an intimate relationship, child sexual abuse (recent or past), elder abuse, or criminal harassment (stalking).
North Okanagan Youth and Family Services
Provides a broad range of programs to the North Okanagan which promote, nurture, and protect the healthy development of children, youth, and their families.
RCMP Victim’s Assistance
Services are provided free of charge to persons in need following an incident where RCMP has been called, which may include primary victims, secondary victims, witnesses, surviving family members, or any other persons affected by the incident.
Whitevalley Community Resource Centre
Provides information, referrals, confidential counselling, family/life skills programs, seniors programing and other services to the communities of Lumby, Mabel Lake, Whitevale, Trinity Valley, Creighton Valley, Lavington, and Cherryville.
Teen Junction Youth Centre
Provides youth ages 13-18 years with a safe, non-judgemental, substance-free environment where they can connect with friends and staff. They also offer free resources, snacks, dinner, and activities for youth.
Domestic Violence Hotline
Kid’s Help Line
Youth Safe House
If you are a child or youth and would like to talk to someone, please call:
Helpline for Children
You do not need an area code. You can call any time of the day or night and you do not have to give your name.
Helpline for Children TTY (telephone device for the deaf):
To make a child protection report, please call:
Ministry of Children and Family Development
1-800-663-9122 (24 hour line)
To report a crime, please call:
911 in an emergency
Vernon RCMP non-emergency line
Armstrong RCMP non-emergency line
Enderby RCMP non-emergency line
Lumby RCMP non-emergency line
Falkland RCMP non-emergency line
Looking for resources outside of Vernon?
If you are looking for resources outside the Vernon area, please contact us.
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