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Join us in celebrating three Sitka women as our Women of the Year 2023 recipients on Saturday, April 22 at Harrigan Centennial Hall.


Jennifer McNichol, Kari Lundgren, and Sandy Poulson will be recognized for their long-lasting involvement and support of the community.

We will also commemorate our beloved staff members, Deanna Moore and Sharon McIndoo Dawe, who passed away in 2022.

Festivities start at 7pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm, and tickets are $35 each. Appetizers by Chef Edith will be served, regular and non-alcoholic beverages will be available at no-host bars. The event will have slide shows of the honorees, an honoring ceremony, and dancing after the official part. Raffle tickets for a cash prize of $1,000 will also be sold at the event, with a drawing at around 8:30 that night. The winner doesn't have to be present.


Click here to purchase your ticket to the event: 

Job Opening: Relief Advocate

SAFV is hiring a Relief Advocate to manage a crisis line and shelter during day, swing, or overnight shifts on an on-call basis. This position can be performed in conjunction with another job. If interested in becoming part of the team at SAFV, send a letter of interest, resume and 3 references to Open until filled. SAFV is an EOE.

Sitka has a Sexual Assault Response Team

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This means if someone has been sexually assaulted and wants to the option of making a report now or in the future, we have a team of professionals in our own community who are available to respond 24/7 and collect evidence via a medical exam. For more information on what reporting could look like, call and speak to an Advocate at SAFV at (907) 747-3370.

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Apply now to join the Sitka Youth Leader

The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee has started up again for the school year! We are currently recruiting applicants from all three of Sitka's high schools. Applicants should be eager to promote equity and diversity across Sitka through healthy relationships education, social media initiatives, and campaigns on power, privilege, and systems of oppression. SYLC meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8pm, as well as once a month on the weekends for three hour workshops. For more information, click HERE.   

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This campaign aims to increase awareness of dating violence and promote healthy relationships among teens. SYLC believes a healthy relationship starts with a healthy me.

We are also very happy to announce the release of our new materials as part of this campaign! SYLC has put up posters and stickers in businesses throughout Sitka. The video below can also be seen in movie theaters in Sitka, Juneau, and Ketchikan

SYLC would also like to extend a huge thank you to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA) for supporting our campaign and distributing our materials throughout the state! Every school in Alaska will be receiving our materials. Additionally, students might recognize SYLC's design in ads taken out by CDVSA on Snapchat and YouTube.

To learn more, visit

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