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AWARE

Stronger, Safer Relationships

Located in Lingít Aaní, the ancestral home of the Áak'w Kwáan.
Donate to our Annual AWAREness Campaign!Give to Kaasei Totem Plaza!
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Nominate a 2023 Women of Distinction!
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Do you know a woman who has done inspirational things for those in our community and who has lived a life of service? Nominate a 2023 Woman of Distinction today! The application period is now open. Please click the link below for more info and for the nomination form. Deadline to submit applications is Friday, September 23rd @ 4pm.

AWARE's 2022 Women of Distinction (from left to right):
Bunti Reed, Nancy Douglas, Kitty Eddy, Dr. Bridget Weiss, & Mariya Lovishchuk.

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Donate to our Annual AWAREness Campaign!
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Year after year, your generosity has meant the world to us and we couldn’t continue to do what we do without you. Please join us and those we serve by giving to our annual AWAREness Campaign. As food and fuel prices soar, it is more expensive than ever to provide basic necessities to our survivors.

Are you ready to stand with AWARE and help make our community stronger and safer?

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You're invited to the unveiling of Kaasei Totem Plaza!
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AWARE, Tlingit & Haida, the Wooshkeetaan, L'eeneidì A'aakw Kwáanin, and KTOO will be raising a Healing Totem Pole carved by Master Tlingit Carver Wayne Price of Haines, AK.

Please join us on Saturday, October 1 @ noon at Twin Lakes for the unveiling ceremony! An indoor celebration will immediately follow at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

We hope you can join us as we bring hope & healing to survivors & their loved ones.

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Join AWARE's Cordova Street Campaign!
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AWARE finalized the purchase of two adjacent lots at 201 Cordova St. in November 2020. We are excited to develop seven compact but efficient Single Residence Occupancy units, ~385sq ft. each, to increase independence and safety for survivors in Juneau. Join our Cordova Street Capital Campaign today and help pave the way to independence for people experiencing violence in their relationships.

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Safety & Stability

Call our 24/7 CareLine at 1(800)478-1090 to get started. All services are free and confidential.

AWARE works to prevent violence and support people who have experienced domestic & sexual violence.

Serving the communities of Elfin Cove, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Klukwan, Pelican, Skagway, Tenakee, and Yakutat.

24-Hour CareLine

All calls are confidential and free of charge. 1(800)478-1090 to speak with a trained advocate. 

Shelter

Short term emergency housing for people who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. All genders are welcome. 

Advocacy

Advocates help you assess risk and support you in finding your own solutions on a path to safer living. 

Hospital Support Team

24 hour response team for sexual assaults and domestic violence cases at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Safety Planning

AWARE provides counseling for children, caregivers, and legal clients who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.

Legal Advocacy

Help navigating the process for things like protective orders and divorce. Civil and tribal court matters, & occasionally criminal matters.

Counseling

AWARE provides counseling for children, caregivers, and legal clients who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.

Support Groups

AWARE hosts a variety of support groups. You do not need to be a current resident of AWARE to attend. All groups are confidential and free of charge. Childcare is provided. Scroll down for more information.

Transitional Housing

Kaasei is our longer-term transitional housing. 

Support Groups & Classes

Healthy Relationships

In this group, we explore the elements of a healthy relationship. We develop techniques for boundary setting, assertiveness, realistic goal setting, and decision making. We increase our understanding of abuse, abusive family dynamics, dysfunctional family patterns, and feelings, with an emphasis on anger, fear, anxiety, guilt, and grief. For more information, send an email to ellenn@awareak.org or call (907)586-6623.

Nurturing Parenting Program

The Nurturing Parenting Programs work with the whole household to build nurturing skills. Each family gets a plan for support and learning based on their unique needs through a combination of one-on-one sessions with the family, as well as group sessions with other families. By building nurturing skills, we focus on the positive and take concrete steps toward healthier family dynamics. These programs are trauma-informed and evidence-based, with a 35-year track record to back them up. Click here to learn more.

LGBTQ2+ Support

In addition to the services that AWARE provides for all survivors, Spectrum is a support group specifically by and for folks in the LGBTQ2+ community who have experienced trauma. AWARE also works in partnership with other youth serving organizations in Juneau to facilitate a support group for LGBTQ2+ youth. For more information, email merylc@awareak.org

Safety Alert

Protect yourself from cyberstalking. Your computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. Please call (907)586-1090 or text LOVEIS at 22522 to connect with an advocate. 

COVID-19

AWARE is open! Find out what we’re doing to support the health of our participants and staff.

Contact Us

24/7 Confidential Crisis line

Local Crisis Line

(907)586-1090

Toll Free Crisis Line

1(800)478-1090

Business Office

(907)586-6623

Prevention Office

(907)586-4902

PO Box 20809
Juneau, AK 99802

info@awareak.org

Leave A Message

You have a right to be safe.

All Genders Welcome

All survivors are welcome at AWARE no matter who you love or where you fall on the gender spectrum.

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Haa Tóoch Lichéesh

We believe it is possible

The Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition addresses important social justice issues within our community and works to transform individual, institutional, and systemic inequities needed to eliminate oppression and gender-based violence.

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Girls on the Run

At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.

Boys Run I toowú klatseen

Boys Run I toowú klatseen envisions boys and men possessing “strength of spirit.” Through our ten-week program – composed of running, discussion, and culturally based activities that honor Southeast Alaska traditional values – participants will gain the skills they need to build healthy relationships and create a community of respect for self and others.
 

Supporting survivors for 40+ years!

Nights of safe shelter provided in 2019

Meals provided in 2019

Hospital Response Team callouts

Donate

All of AWARE’s services are confidential and free of charge. Help us continue to serve the community by making a donation today!

Make an Online Donation

Donate by Check

Mail your check to:

PO Box 20809, Juneau, AK 99802

Our Tax ID# (EIN) is: 92-0064944. AWARE is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

Wish List & Needs

We gratefully accept donations of items that are frequently needed! As our storage space is limited, please click below to see the current wish list, which is updated quarterly. Thank you for thinking of AWARE!