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Please participate in our two-week online fundraiser starting on August 11. Reaching the goal of $10,000 is essential to continue offering free services for victims and survivors of interpersonal violence and run prevention programs for children and youth.


This year, we created a campaign to show how our programs align with our philosophy, and to explain why it is important for men to get involved in the work to support survivors of violence and promote a healthier, safer community.


For seventeen years we have been working in the field of prevention. Our goal is to change the social norms so that violence becomes unacceptable as a tool to solve problems, be it in intimate relationships or otherwise.


Our Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC) created a campaign called “Mold Your Masculinity.” Their goal is to help men rise to create their own healthy masculinity by educating on the harms of the man box. The man box refers to a set of unhealthy societal norms that men often feel pressured to conform to.


These rigid, unhealthy norms can increase risk of harm to self and others. SYLC’s message to promote healthy masculinity aligns perfectly with SAFV’s philosophy of believing that all citizens have a responsibility to create an environment that prevents interpersonal violence or control over others.


Your gift will make a difference. Please donate now using the button below.


Thank you and Gunalchéesh!

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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Job Openings: Victim Advocate

SAFV is hiring part-time, full-time, and on-call victim advocates to provide crisis intervention and  services. For a full job description, visit To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to SAFV is an EOE. 

Job Opening: Prevention Assistant

Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) is hiring for a part-time prevention position to assist with data management for all prevention programs. Additionally, this position will keep SAFV’s social media platforms and websites updated and provide technical assistance and support to the rural communities of Kake and Angoon for their prevention programming. This position is 10 hours/week. Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to Julia Smith, Prevention Director, at Position open until filled; pay starts at $21.15/hr. SAFV is an EOE.

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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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Too Beautiful For Violence?

Visitors sometimes say that Sitka is too beautiful for violence, including interpersonal violence.

Local men might have heard about this kind of violence, but don’t think it is an issue here. 

SAFV staff analyzed Police Blotter and Police Report in the Daily Sitka Sentinel for all of of 2018, applying definitions used by law enforcement as well as women's advocates. 

It turns out Sitka Police received 112 calls on domestic violence, and took action in 82 cases, like arrested or charged someone with a crime. 

Want to stay up to date on what is happening at SAFV?


Sign up for our quarterly newsletter HERE..

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault offers a free legal information and referral hotline for Alaskan victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Hotline, held every 2 weeks, will be answered by experienced attorneys. Click HERE for more information as well as the call in number and dates.


The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee (SYLC) has launched it's new website! 

Check it out here to learn more about SYLC and its advocacy efforts.