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 a Legal Advocate 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.
*updated Apr 2* We are still available to help you over the phone! Please call to speak to an advocate. If there is no answer, leave a message in the general voicemail, an advocate will then return your call. Please look for and answer calls from blocked/private numbers as advocates will be calling from outside of the office. The Tax Centre is currently closed. There is no pick up for taxes at this time. We hope that by taking these measures, we can all stay safe and continue to assist you. Thank you and stay healthy!