Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October Awareness Month

One of the most worrying and consistent trends during the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase of domestic violence among the American Indian and Alaska Native groups.  Governments around the U.S. are taking unique approaches this year in how they act to stop the violence and help victims to be heard during times of uncertainty.

October is nationally recognized for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  It is a special time to celebrate survivors, honor those who have passed on, raise awareness, and stand with one another (while social distancing and wearing masks) in our commitment to preventing violence in partner relationships across Alaska.

Supporting Alaska Natives


Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center


The Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center envisions our Tribal women, communities and families free from violence, healing the trauma and utilizing the wisdom of our ancestors to create effective community/Tribal responses to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, trafficking, sexual assault, and related injustices. 

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA)
To be a collective voice for victims and survivors and to support those agencies and communities working to prevent and eliminate domestic and sexual violence.

Alaska Tribal Health Consortium

Addressing Domestic Violence in Alaska

Alaska Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program partners with multiple statewide and regional partners to identify resources for assistance. The video itself promotes a culturally relevant approach to healthy relationships. It is a critical time for anyone facing domestic and sexual violence to know you are not alone. 

If you are in need of immediate assistance, call the domestic violence crisis line at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or 911. 

Visit their website below to view the short video and find resources in Alaska.

The Yup'ik Women's Coalition

Our Vision:

The Yup’ik Women’s Coalition (YWC) strives to promote safety of women through education and advocacy. The YWC is committed to organize community efforts to end violence against women and children within Yup’ik villages through strengthening the traditional Yup’ik beliefs and teachings that have guided our people for thousands of years. The YWC is dedicated to the safety of women and believe in all the rights of all people to live without fear, threat, violence and oppression.

End sexual violence and oppression

Help break the cycle of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in a relationship before they become adults.

National Sources


NamUs Program

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) collects and reports on missing persons throughout the United States with the goal of having the data be shared across jurisdictions, Tribal and law enforcement agencies.

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

Our mission is to provide national leadership to end violence against American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian women by supporting culturally grounded, grassroots advocacy.

Safety Hotlines - Crisis Support

Find resources and directory of shelters across Alaska:

Alaskan hotlines

STAR (Standing Together Against Rape)

For a listing of all local victim services 24/7 hotlines 


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This project was supported by Award No. 2016-TY-FX-K001 awarded to the Rural Community Action Program Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

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