The Penticton and Area Access Centre is open for booked appointments and limited drop in (see below).
To protect the safety of our clients, many of whom are immune compromised, the Penticton and Area Access Centre is doing as much as we can remotely. Please call us at 250-493-6822 to book your appointment. We are here to help. If we miss you, please leave a message and we will return your call. Please look for and answer calls from blocked or private numbers, as this is how it might appear when advocates call from a remote office.
The Access Centre changes lives by using action, awareness, advocacy, and equitable practice to help people navigate social systems.
The barriers that Access Centre clients face often feel very overwhelming to them. We work with them to break down those barriers step by step so that they can move forward in their lives.
We assist people in communities from Osoyoos to north of Summerland, east to Rock Creek and west to Princeton, also known as the South Okanagan/Similkameen and Boundary country.
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, or direct you to someone who can.
At the Access Centre we assist, inform and make referrals to help the individuals living with disabilities in our community to move forward with their lives. We can assist 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.