Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

The Alexandra Gardner Women and Children Safe Centre (or AG House as it is fondly known) is Kelowna’s only 24/7 homeless shelter for women, youth and children.  It is a low-barrier meaning people who are active in their addiction can access however, they are not permitted to use while in the shelter.

The shelter’s services are free and include:
  • a 30 day stay for those who are homeless
  • a warm, clean and safe non-judgmental environment
  • three nutritious meals a day
  • 24 hour on-site support
  • individualized case planning (e.g. assistance in finding housing, employment, accessing medical treatment, referrals to alcohol/drug treatment programs)
  • laundry facilities
  • referrals to NOW Canada programs and other community services
 
NOW partners with Kelowna Gospel Mission to provide additional ‘overflow’ beds to accommodate clients who are unable to get a bed at the AG House.  As well, we put down mats in the winter which offers additional shelter at the coldest time of the year.
 
For further information or to access the AG House, please call 250 763 2262.