AWARE’s 2019 Women of Distinction Gala!

Pictured Clockwise Left: Janine Reep, Jorden Nigro, Francine Eddy Jones, & Susan Macaulay.

This past Saturday AWARE celebrated the accomplishments of four women who have made many inspired and inspirational contributions in our community, at our 23rd annual Women of Distinction Gala.  This year we honor Francine Eddy Jones, Susan Macaulay, Jorden Nigro, and Janine Reep.  Unfortunately, Susan wasn’t able to be with us in person, and due to a technical glitch with the sound, we weren’t able to hear her speak.  As promised, we are posting her video online (see below).  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  We hope you enjoyed the evening!



AWARE is a gender-inclusive shelter.  To find out more, please click HERE!


Helping End Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Abuse.

At AWARE, we provide comprehensive intervention and prevention, outreach and education regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

What is Domestic Violence/Abuse?

Abuse in a relationship refers to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse by an abuser towards their partner that is designed to control another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assaults.

Examples of abuse include:

  • name-calling or put-downs
  • keeping a partner from contacting family or friends
  • withholding money
  • stalking
  • intimidation
  • actual or threatened physical harm
  • sexual assault

Domestic violence takes many forms and can happen all of the time, or once in a while. An important step to help someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is to learn more about it. Contact AWARE for more information and for available resources at 1-800-478-1090.

Visit the Duluth Model’s website to learn more about the Power and Control Wheel in Relationships and to see the “Wheel Gallery.”

AWARE’s Work

AWARE provides safe shelter and supportive services for people who have been subject to domestic or sexual violence; and effects the social, political and legal changes needed to eliminate oppression and gender based violence. We are located in Juneau, Alaska.

We provide services in all of the following Southeast Alaska communities:

  • Elfin Cove
  • Gustavus
  • Haines
  • Hoonah
  • Juneau
  • Klukwan
  • Pelican
  • Skagway
  • Tenakee Springs
  • Yakutat

We welcome you to find out more about our services and how we can help you, your friends, loved ones or community.

You Have a Right to Be Safe. No One Deserves to Be Abused!

Contact AWARE

Alaska Toll-Free Crisis Line
Juneau Crisis Line
Juneau Business Office
Juneau Prevention Office

Making a Safety Plan

If you are in an unsafe situation, making a safety plan is very important. Here are a few things to consider when making a plan.
Read more…


Help get the word out! Please visit & “Like” AWARE on Facebook


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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.