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SAFE HARBOR

Helping Everyone Live A Violence-Free Life

Who We Help + Why It Matters

Safe Harbor Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (DVSA) Program serves both residents and visitors to Seward, Moose Pass, Cooper Landing and Hope.  


ALL of Safe Harbor’s services and resources are provided FREE of charge. 

We help survivors of personal violence to recover, stay safe and plan for a future free of violence and fear. We work with local agencies to identify and coordinate available resources. We provide legal advocacy and protective order application assistance, including in-court advocacy. Our agency provides safe spaces locally as well as transportation to neighboring communities to help keep survivors safe. 

 

This program matters because, sadly, Alaskans experience the highest rates of both domestic violence and sexual assault in the nation. Our agency holds hope for others, until they can hold hope for themselves. We advocate for survivors and teach them how to become empowered advocates for themselves.
 

Seward’s Safe Harbor DVSA can help victims get to safety immediately. OR we can help them  create plans to keep themselves and their families as safe as possible in their current circumstances. 

 

Our experienced, trained advocates are educated in responding to domestic violence situations. For over 30 years we have been helping individuals, mothers and children get to safety, find their footing during what is often a very stressful period, regain their financial independence, their voice, and their personal power. 

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Safe Harbor is a life-saving program for victims of domestic violence

and sexual assault.

Some of what we do includes:

Our Crisis line 362-1843 is answered 24/7 by a trained advocate, ready to help

Placing individuals, mothers and children immediately into safe, secure sanctuary spaces temporarily while working on a long-term plan.

Helping victims find permanent, safe, sustainable housing situations.

Helping to identify and procure resources for survivors of Domestic Violence  and/or Sexual Assault.

Offering one-on-one counseling and emotional support for survivors.

Conducting early intervention programs and educational campaigns in local schools and afterschool programs that promote healthy relationships, and conversations around clear consent.

Helping survivors to rebuild their lives, and self-esteem, find their voices and advocate for themselves and their children.

Teaching survivors how to recover financial control, rebuild credit, establish goals and become truly independently empowered.

Providing options for survivors to create and choose their own short term and long term solutions.

We can also refer program participants to FREE legal support for victims through the Alaska Network on DVSA.

The Results are AMAZING!

75+

safe stays provided annually.

95%

success rate for protective orders.

250+

 survivors helped over the past 5 years.

30%

increase in services to our community in the last 2 years.

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How You Can Help
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Talk openly and compassionately about these problems, so that survivors do not feel stigmatized for sharing what’s happening in their private lives.

Share our program’s crisis number(362-1843) with friends, family members or others who might need help.

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You can volunteer your time to become a trained advocate and join our team.

You can donate money here.

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Yes I Want To Help Women and Children Get To Safety