Access Centre is not doing drop in at this time. We are helping over the phone whenever possible and by appointment when necessary. The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program will be closed from January 13th until March 2021.
Please look for and answer calls from blocked or private numbers.
The Access Centre changes lives through poverty advocacy, awareness, and action.
The barriers that Access Centre clients face often feel insurmountable to them. We work with them to break down those barriers step by step so that they can move forward in their lives.
We are here to listen and to guide you in the right direction to overcome the barriers that you are facing. We can link you to resources in the community and, if we can’t help you, we can tell you who can.
We have Legal Advocates here to help you with your legal questions. We can help with tenancy disputes, family law, poverty law, tribunals, hearings etc. If you need advice on a legal problem, we can help.
At the Access Centre we assist, inform and make referrals to help the disabled individuals in our community to move forward with their lives. We can assist you in filling out the necessary forms to get you on your way. We connect those needing help with those agencies and supports in the community that provide help.
The Penticton & Area Access Society has been providing advocacy and support for people in need for over 30 years. We often get referrals from other agencies for people who have “fallen through the cracks” of conventional aid.
In the South Okanagan Similkameen area we encourage you to visit the SOS Let’s Talk directory for a full list of local support groups and services available to everyone living in the region.