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Programs & Services

The Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society offers programs, services, and public education in the areas of housing and community justice, with a focus on women and youth. Our goal is to build a healthy and safe community by providing services in education, advocacy, capacity building and safe, secure and affordable housing to people who: have housing related needs, could be in conflict with the law, or are at risk of marginalization. We believe in the worth of individuals and work to improve the lives and circumstances of those who access our programs and services. We know that success comes in small steps and that the lasting change results from women discovering their own strengths and abilities.

Our programs work to address issues related to poverty, homelessness and criminalization on an individual, social and structural level by minimizing barriers that individuals may experience, by meeting the diverse needs of marginalized people in the community, and by fostering the individual’s personal growth and self sufficiency. Our staff, volunteers, and  Board of Directors are committed to compassionate program delivery with community collaboration and respect for individual diversity and autonomy.

 

Programs:

Changing the Face of Poverty

Courtwork Program

Housing Program

Housing Resource Services

Legal Aid Intake

Library/Pretrial Program

Poverty Law Advocacy Program

SKY Program

Kamloops Rent Bank

Women’s Housing Support Program

Lizzy’s Closet Program