Our Mission

Our mission is to create a community where everyone has the opportunity to live violence free.


Since 1978, we have led the community in the prevention of and response to domestic violence and sexual assault by providing emergency shelter, advocacy, education and family support in an effort to promote nonviolence and peace throughout Ketchikan and Southern Southeast Alaska.


WISH Programs

  • Shelter: assisting participants to gain safety, safety plan, and move forward with their lives.

  • Non-Residential: safety checks, crisis calls, legal advocacy and information.

  • Education & Prevention: contacts within the school district, Ketchikan Indian Community, and partnership with social service agencies in the community.

  • Funding and Resources: Grant Renewal, New Grants, Donations and In-Kind.

  • Training Events & Community Outreach.

  • New Beginnings – Advocacy Training.

  • Fundraising and Community Events.

  • Women’s Educational Group.

  • Family Services: supervised visitations, transportation children and parents to and from appointments, provides resource assistance in medical, housing, public assistance, and provides parent support and skill-building.