Family Support & Resources
The families of our community represent the future of the 2SLGBTQIA+ movement and the legacy to maintain a safe and responsible communal group that will support the South Okanagan and Similkameen region for generations to come. Below you can find vital support resources and information about youth support.
Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 and their families health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in eight communities across BC and through an integrated service centre on 501 Main Street in Penticton.
TransParent Okanagan is a non-profit organization created by and for parents and caregivers of transgender youth and young adults.
Family Resource Centre
Building a resilient community by empowering one child, one individual, one family at a time. Our LGBTQ/2S initiative is made possible through support from the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation, Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice, and Trans Care BC.
QMUNITY is what happens when queer, trans, and Two-Spirit folks looking for a sense of community come together to meet, guide, and support each other.
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.
Find. Forge. Found.
Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in eight communities across BC and through an integrated service centre on 501 Main Street in Penticton.
For Older Adults
QMUNITY’s Older Adults and Seniors programs offers opportunities for community connection, social support, and personal development for folks fifty-five and older.