Karis Support Society

Contact Information
Mailing Address PO Box V1Y 5Y9 
550 Rowcliffe Ave 
Kelowna, BC 
Canada V1Y 5Y9
Office Phone 250.860.9507 ext 112
Crisis Phone 250.860.9507 ext 112
After Hours Phone 250-860-9507 ext 112
Fax 250.860.9517
E-Mail dklassen@karis-society.org
Website www.karis-society.org
CanadaHelps Donation Page www.canadahelps.org/services/wa/dnm/en/#/page/972
Primary Contact Phillipa Douglas, Director of Community Engagement, Karis Support Society; Phone: 250.860.9507; Fax: 250.860.9517; Email: pdouglas@karis-society.org
Volunteer Coordinator Deborah Klassen; Phone: 250.860.9507 ext 102; Email: dklassen@karis-society.org
Primary Executive Deborah Klassen, Co Executive Director, Karis Support Society; Phone: 250.860.9507 ext 102; Fax: 250.860.9517; Email: dklassen@karis-society.org
Alternate Executive Geri Pauls, Co Executive Director, Karis Support Society; Phone: 250.575.4809; Email: gpauls@karis-society.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/KarisSupportSociety.org
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/karis.kelowna
Description & Services
Service Details - Residential client-centered, trauma-informed programming and support for women seeking recovery from substance misuse. This multi-tiered program is abstinence-based with a harm reduction model(accepting suboxone, methadone, Kadian). The multi-tiered program allows women age 19+ to move from intake/stabilization through the first stage and 2nd stage of recovery with a cohort of women into semi-independent living all within the facility with access to support for multiple years once the individual has moved back into the larger community. Support for perinatal women is included in our specialized parenting program with multiple layers of support for mother-baby dyads. The Karis program includes recovery based and personal development classes, life skills training, access to alcohol, and drug counselors, in-person trauma counseling as well as group sessions. Goal setting and personal accountability is a key aspect of the program partnered with numerous connections to community supports and wrap-around services. Daily recreation classes and an in-house parenting program and support.
Hours 24/7
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) - 70 year(s)
How to Apply Please fill in the referral form on the website or download it and send the completed form to the office
Cost Based on a sliding scale depending on participant income. Please note: the program gives priority to women dependent on government Income such as IA(Income Assistance) or PWD(Persons with disabilities)
Meetings Recommended
Address & Map
550 Rowcliffe Ave
Kelowna, BC
Canada V1Y 5Y9
Located In Community Kelowna
Major Intersection Ellis and Harvey
Other Details
Languages English
Former Name Bernard House; Esther Place Recovery House; Ethel House ; Fuller House; Karis Village; Sutherland House; ; Tomat House; Wallace House