Mission of the DVSA Program
Serving Seward, Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, and Hope, we seek to create communities in which individuals are safe and supported to nurture themselves and their children.
We believe every individual deserves the right to live free of violence. We are here to help if you find yourselves impacted by domestic violence or sexual assault.
- Direct Service
- Emergency Crisis Services
- 24/7 crisis line
- Safety planning
- Hospital advocacy
- Safe, temporary shelter
- Food / clothing
- Other Support Services
- Assistance with protection orders and support in court
- Referrals for: housing, shelter and legal needs.
Training For Community Members
- Events, pamphlets and speaking engagements
- Collaboration and cross training to assist survivors
Is this happening to you?
If you've answered yes, to any of these questions, we are here to talk!
- Does someone make you feel stupid or call you names?
- Does someone convince you to engage in sexual activity even when you don't want to?
- Does someone control the finances and property?
- Does someone become overly jealous of your relationships to family members or friends?
- Does someone slap, kick, punch or choke you?
Myths/Facts about DVSA
Myth: Domestic violence is only physical
FACT: Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, financial, sexual, and psychological abuse
Myth: Sexual assault is usually perpetrated by a stranger
FACT: Sexual assault is more often perpetrated by someone a victim/survivor knows
Myth: Domestic violence and sexual assault are women’s issues
FACT: Domestic violence and sexual assault impacts families and entire communities. Men and women can be perpetrators and victims/survivors.
Remember that if you are a victim/survivor, violence is never your fault!
It’s up to all of us to end DVSA in Seward, Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, and Hope.
Angela Calcaterra – Behavioral Health Director
Sam – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coordinator
The Lee Shore Center (Kenai) 907-283-7257
South Penninsula Haven House (Homer) 907-235-8101
Abused Women's Aid in Crisis (Anchorage) 907-272-0100