2018 Women of Distinction Gala Tickets on Sale Now!
AWARE’s 22nd annual Women of Distinction Gala will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018. This year we will be honoring June Degnan, Kolene James, Kueni Ma’ake, and Lauree Morton. To find out more, please visit: giving.awareak.org/2018wod.
Join us for a 6-week Series on Racial Equity & Liberation!
In 2018 we are recommitting to organizational practices that lead to increasing equity, promoting safety, and decolonizing our organizations. Join us in building this movement for social change.
Groups and individuals are invite to a six-week series of “Racial Equity & Liberation,” a virtual learning experience. We will come together on Fridays from Noon-1:30 P.M. for six weeks starting January 19, 2018 at Northern Light United Church 400 W 11thSt. Lunch will be provided. Distance participation is also possible (although lunch is not provided). Please click the link below for more info:
AWARE and the Zach Gordon are collaborating for Teen Talk Tuesday! Teen Talk Tuesday (TTT) was born out of an identified need of a place for teens to learn about difficult concepts in a safe space, covering a breadth of topics on sexuality, power & privilege, health, healthy relationships, and more. TTT is a free event for any interested teen, taking place every Tuesday in the Wellness room of the Zach Gordon from 6:00p,-7:30pm, with most of the workshops being facilitated by teens themselves.
Below are the topics for the month of January. (For a list of topics for the following months, please visit AWARE’s Facebook page or the Juneau Violence Prevention Coalitions’ Facebook page one week before that month starts.)
Category is: Healthy Sexuality– presented by Teen Council
Come test your knowledge on the big wide world of sexuality and healthy relationships! After a quick discussion about what exactly sexuality means, we will divide into teams to play the educational and fun game, made by the Juneau Teen Council group themselves, Sexuality Jeopardy! How many forms of birth control are there? What is the legal age of consent in Alaska? What animal(s) doesn’t have a gender? Come find out on Jan. 16th!
2017 in Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly– presented by Zach Gordon Youth Center
Politics aside, 2017 has been a year of great change, and no one is feeling that more than the younger generations. On Jan. 23rd, we will be talking about some of those big changes that have been happening in the last year since the election, what exactly those mean, and what we can do to help ourselves and others who are having a difficult time.
How to Break the Silence– presented by Sources of Strength
For some of the hardest things in life, the biggest problem isn’t that there is no solution- it’s that we are afraid to ask for help. This idea of shame often keeps us and our loves ones from getting the help that they need, even though it is available. Join us on Jan. 30th as we talk about how we can help those who are struggling with some of life’s hardest problems, like suicide, dating abuse, or homelessness, without breaking their trust.
If you work with teens, know people who work with teens, or have teens yourself, please let them know about this opportunity! Please call or email Morgan Stonecipher with questions at 586-4092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaasei Supportive Transitional Housing Applications Available!
Kaasei is AWARE’s transitional housing complex, where women (and their children) who are working towards long-term, permanent housing are able to stay while they get back on their feet after staying in emergency shelter. Please contact AWARE to review application eligibility and process. We are currently accepting applications. Please ask for Christina Love or the advocate on duty at 907-586-6623.
Through HopeLine, Verizon educated and empowers.
HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit organizations (like AWARE) and agencies that support domestic violence victims and survivors nationwide.
***If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, please contact AWARE for free and confidential services (907)586-1090.