Advocacy & Support
- Support through exploring options, safety planning, crisis intervention, providing referrals, accompaniment to appointments, etc.
- Emergency shelter is available to survivors (and their children) who are in need of safe housing.
- Assists with applications for Alaska Housing, Public Assistance, etc.
- The following support groups are available: Art Healing Group, Changing Patterns, and children's Art Healing Group. Click here for more information.
- Children's Program provides support to mothers and their children, as well as scheduled child care.
- (Non-Attorney) advocate assists with understanding the legal process.
- Assists with completing paperwork for protective orders, divorce, dissolution and some child custody.
- Attends court with victim to provide support.
- Low-income housing for female victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
- 7 apartment units are available.
- Apartments are fully furnished including dishes and bed linen.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing provides permanent housing to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault who are also Mental Health Trust beneficiaries. There is no limit to the amount of time that they can stay. Daily case management is also available.
- Free presentations and trainings available for any group, agency, or classroom.
- Rural Outreach
- Volunteer Program
- Youth education available: Public school presentations, Groups at GRAF and any other youth group.
Community Batterer Intervention Program (In Partnership with LEAP) - 452-2473
- Educational program for male batterers, with the main objective of the program being safety for the victim.
- Our 27 week program is based on the Duluth model and fosters accountability in batterers.
- Most participants are court-ordered, but volunteer participants are also welcome.
- Community, military and correctional facility populations served.
- Provides safety checks for victims and current partner(s) of batterer.
- Fee required, sliding scale available.
- Separate location from shelter.
Birch Center for Supervised Visitation and Custody Exchange 374-8550
The Birch Center provides enhanced safety for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their children by providing supervised visitation and exchange services. This occurs in a safe, respectful, non-institutionalized setting. All visitations and exchanges are supervised by visitation monitors and security staff. Safe exchanges allow the parents to benefit from a conflict-free exchange for their children in a consistent and safe atmosphere. Visitation is set up to allow parents and children to visitation in a comfortable and monitored environment. Each visit is limited to two hours in duration. The Birch Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Careline 877-266-4357 or 907-452-4357
Careline is a 24-hour confidential suicide prevention and crisis management hotline that treats callers with respect and listens, without judging. Careline also provides information for those concerned about someone else.