AWARE provides a variety of confidential and free prevention and intervention services for women and children impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. We also work to raise community awareness regarding these issues.
All of our services are confidential and free of charge. Here are the services we provide:
Emergency Safe Shelter
AWARE provides safe shelter to women and children who have had to leave home or relocate due to domestic violence, sexual assault and/or child abuse. If you need emergency shelter, please call 586-1090 to speak with an advocate.
Crisis Intervention – 24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-478-1090 or in Juneau 586-1090
Trained AWARE advocates answer a 24-hour crisis line (586-1090 in Juneau, 1-800-478-1090 toll-free in Alaska) for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. We are also available on-call to accompany women during sexual assault forensic exams and other medical emergencies.
Advocacy Services Provide Support
AWARE advocates have been trained to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault emergencies to provide support and information. An Aware advocate is a person who has been trained to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault emergencies. An advocate’s primary concern is assisting a victim and her children to develop a plan for immediate and long-term safety. Read more about what an advocate does.
Community Education to Schools and Community Agencies
AWARE offers educational presentations to local school and community agencies. Please call AWARE at 586-6623 to request a presentation at your school or agency. An AWARE advocate can present on domestic violence, sexual assault, AWARE services, safe/unsafe touch, and/or other related topics. We will adjust our presentation to fit the audience (children, teens or adults).
Legal Advocacy to Help Protect You and Your Children
AWARE’s advocates are not lawyers, but we can assist you in filing for a protective order. We can also point you to useful information about child custody information. Read more about our legal advocacy, as well as for links to other legal resources.
Rural Outreach to the Outlaying Communities of Elfin Cove, Gustavas, Haines, Hoonah, Klukwan, Pelican, Skagway, Tenakee Springs and Yakutat
AWARE provides crisis intervention, advocacy, education and support services in Elfin Cove, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, Klukwan, Pelican, Skagway, Tenakee Springs and Yakutat. Read more about rural outreach.
Education and Support Groups for Women and Children
AWARE staff facilitate weekly education and support groups for women and children. Women and children do not need to be current residents of AWARE to attend. All groups are confidential and free of charge. Childcare is provided. Read more about support groups, or call us at 586-6623 and ask about our groups.
AWARE provides individual counseling to child victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. This counseling is provided free of charge. For more information, please call 586-6623 and ask for the children’s counselor.
Juneau Choice & Accountability Program (JCAP)
AWARE coordinates the Juneau Choice & Accountability Program (JCAP). JCAP is a 26 or 52-week program for male perpetrators of domestic violence or men interested in addressing abusive behaviors in their intimate relationships. Read more or call (907) 523-4942.
Read a list of other resources that might be helpful to you, including housing resources in Juneau.