To learn more about AWARE’s 2018 Season of Giving Click Here

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your past contributions and/or membership in AWARE.  Your financial support is vital to our work, not only to provide essential services, but also to offer opportunities for change on community and individual levels.  This year, given unprecedented national controversy surrounding the rights of victims of domestic and sexual assault, your membership in AWARE is more important than ever.  The conversations that we have in our homes are now resonating in our local government, legislative halls, and the Supreme Court.  Many of us feel a dangerous shift; we are being led to believe that domestic and sexual violence is a politicized, partisan issue.

It is simply not true.

Everyone knows the pain that results from domestic and sexual violence.  We experience it ourselves, see it in our families, witness it among friends, and suffer from it in work spaces.  We are triggered by survivor stories that have been bravely offered, perhaps as a warning, or perhaps in the hope of receiving some kind of justice or validation.  We are horrified by backlash that has blamed victims, denied harm, and excused violence with trite cliches or privileged arrogance.

This does not have to be our reality.  At AWARE, we change the world every day by working with survivors of domestic assault, sexual violence and child abuse.  The people we work with receive messages of validation, empathy and support as they struggle to make choices about their own experiences.  Should they share them?  Will anyone believe them?  Will it do any good?  Will the person who abused them be brought to justice?  It takes courage to ask these questions, and it takes courage to walk beside a survivor as we both work toward a safer world.  It takes courage to work with our community to address inequity and oppression.  AWARE staff and volunteers are changing our community.

Your membership to AWARE makes all of this possible.  Our mission is not only to provide safe shelter and supportive services for survivors, but also to effect the social, political, and legal changes needed to eliminate oppression and gender based violence.  It’s your support that allows us to move our mission forward.  We ask you to select your own membership level, and if you’re able, to donate more generously this year.

We also invite you to support our work in other ways.  Speak out when you hear someone trying to make gender based violence a partisan issue.  Volunteer to receive training and become an emergency responder at our hospital.  Participate in our Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities, including our Celebration of Survivors on October 23 with CCTHITA at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall and our Purple Ice Skate on October 27 with Alaska NOW at the Treadwell Arena.  Contact us for confidential support, 24/7, at 907-586-1090.  Know, and share with others, that you are not alone.

Sincerely yours,

Saralyn Tabachnick

Executive Director

Click Here to Donate & Become a Member


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


united way logo


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.