Together we can end
Domestic Violence and
Sexual Assault in Alaska
24 Hour Crisis Line- (800) 478-9474 or (907) 225-9474
WISH works with the Office of Children's Services to provide supervision for families who have children in the State's custody. Family Services provides Positive Parenting Classes and helps in the re-unification and preservation of families.
WISH is proud to be a part of the domestic violence prevention program. For more information about our prevention program contact our Prevention Outreach Advocate at (907) 228-4090.
WISH provides support to child victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence. Our Children's Program Manager also facilitates a group for children. Services are provided free of charge.
WISH staff facilitates education and support groups. We offer parenting seminars, parenting support groups, a Safe and Sober group, craft nights, and a variety of other programs. Participation is open to the public. All groups are confidential and free of charge. Childcare is provided for some classes. For more information call WISH at (907) 228-4371.
WISH provides crisis intervention, advocacy, education and support services in the Southern Southeast Alaskan communities of: Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Saxman and Wrangell.
Legal Advocates are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice, but legal advocates can:
To file a complaint of discrimination, write:
Office of Civil Rights
Room 326-W Whitten Building
400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington DC 20250-9410
(292) 720-5964 (voice or TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
WISH receives federal funds and food through USDA
Child and Adult Care Food Program and TEFAP programs.
WISH offers educational presentations to local schools and community agencies. Please call WISH at 907-228-4371 to request a presentation at your school or agency. A WISH advocate can present on domestic violence, sexual assault, WISH services, safe/unsafe touch, healthy relationships, and/or other related topics. We will adjust our presentation to fit the audience (children, teens or adults).
WISH Advocates have been trained to respond to domestic violence and sexual assault emergencies and to provide support and information. An advocate's primary concern is assisting a victim and her children to develop a plan for immediate and long-term safety.
Trained advocates answer a 24-hour crisis line for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Advocates are also available on-call to accompany women during sexual assault forensic exams and other medical emergencies.
and children who have had to leave home or relocate due to domestic violence, sexual assault/or child abuse. If you need emergency shelter, please call WISH to speak with an advocate.
WISH provides a variety of confidential and free prevention and intervention services for women and children impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. We also work to raise community awareness regarding these issues.
All of our services are confidential and free of charge. Here are the services we provide: