Together we can end

Domestic Violence and

Sexual Assault in Alaska

24 Hour Crisis Line- (800) 478-9474 or (907) 225-9474

(907) 225-9474


24 Hour Crisis Line

(800) 478-9474

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.

Family Services

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.

Prevention Services

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.

Children's Programs

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.

Education and Support Groups

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.

Rural Outreach to the Outlying Communities

Legal Advocates are not lawyers and cannot give legal advice, but legal advocates can:

  • Help you fill out paperwork
  • Help you understand the civil and criminal process
  • Outline and prioritize the legal options that are available
  • Prepare you for a hearing/trial
  • Give support before, during, and after the trial
  • Refer you to Alaska's pro-bono prgram (if applicable)
  • All legal advocacy services are free of charge. For more information about WISH's legal​ advocacy program call us at (907) 225-9474

Legal Advocacy

​​In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.


To file a complaint of discrimination, write:

  USDA Director

   Office of Civil Rights 

   Room 326-W Whitten Building

   400 Independence Avenue, SW

   Washington DC 20250-9410 

or call
 (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.

Food 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).

Community Education to Schools and Community

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.

Advocacy Services

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.

Crisis Intervention -

24-Hour Crisis Line (800) 478-9474

WISH provides safe shelter 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to women

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.

"If it would destroy a boy to be called a girl, what are we then teaching him about girls?"

- Tony Porter 

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:

Emergency Safe Shelter