Welcome to SAFV's Membership Drive

At the end of this unprecedented and challenging year, we are launching our annual membership drive. In the midst of  facing a pandemic and many hunkering down throughout the year, domestic violence has continued to happen most likely with greater lethality due to the increase of risk factors like loss of income. Our staff have worked hard this year to keep our shelter, services, and prevention programs and work going with heightened safety precautions and adaptations. Particularly in these times it is necessary to continue offering our free services to everyone who needs them.

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Please see a message from a few of SAFV’s wonderful supporters

Any contributions, no matter the size will help us fulfill our mission to advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and to work towards creating a non-violent community where everyone is ensured safety and respect. Please consider becoming a member or renewing your membership to help us continue this work.

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Highlights from the past year

  • In February, SAFV’s prevention department moved into new offices at the Totem Square building.

  • In March, a pandemic plan was put into place-admin and prevention staff began working from home and advocates remained on the frontlines with heightened safety precautions.

  • A new COVID-19 resources page was created on SAFV’s website.

  • A new text line was launched to provide an alternative method for survivors to reach out for support.

  • Prevention work adapted to a virtual platform. The Pathways Steering Committee and workgroups, and the Sitka Youth Leadership Committee continued meeting and moving their work forward by collaborating over zoom.

  • Shelter numbers dwindled drastically during the onslaught of the pandemic, but crisis calls increased six times the monthly average. In the summer, shelter numbers increased back to our normal capacity.

  • A new e-newsletter was created to provide monthly updates on SAFV’s work to our supporters.

  • After deciding that our annual fundraisers must be cancelled, SAFV held  a virtual summer fundraiser in July and successfully raised our goal of $20,000.

  • SAFV's prevention team worked with Pathways Coalition partners to adapt the Boys Run I toowú klatseen program into a new virtual program open to all students in Sitka in grades 2nd-5th called Keet Kids Run I toowú klatseen.

Every donation,no matter the size helps us continue our lifesaving work

$15,000 supports SAFV's volunteer led Children's Program for a year

$1400 covers SAFV's utility bills for one month

$500 covers client emergency transport for a year

$150 covers toilet paper for the shelter for 3 months

*All donations received will go towards our mission

We would like to know more about our members!