SAFV provides empowerment-based safety and advocacy services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and promotes a community of non-violence and respect.
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Funding from Pick.Click.Give helps our organization provide safe shelter and supplies for families in need.
Last year, SAFV provided 4,303 bed nights to 58 women and 19 children. In addition, 82 individuals including men received supportive services. Advocates answered 683 crisis calls. SAFV provided 138 school presentations reaching 2,220 students. We also provided 10 educational presentations to the community of Sitka on interpersonal violence.
Supported by the community, SAFV's prevention team celebrated the 10th year of Girls on the Run, and offered Boys Run for the 5th year. Both programs consist of running and social-emotional lessons for children in 3rd to 5th grade.The prevention team provides safety presentations in grades pre-school through 5th grade designed to teach students to recognize potentially dangerous situations, protect themselves against bullying, child abuse, and sexual abuse, and to take appropriate action if they are unsafe. They are scheduled to occur across the school year, each school receiving presentations in a different month.
Our website, www.safv.org, remains a valuable resource for people seeking services, program information, and jobs.
We send out approximately 775 newsletters to organizations and households on a quarterly basis.Topics include our current events, prevention program updates as well as articles on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or information of intimale partner violence other than battering.
We maintain an active Facebook page with information about programs and events as well as relevant content for persons experiencing interpersonal violence. We place informational and educational brochures in agencies all over town. This includes the two local hospitals, police department, mental and behavioral health agencies, trial court, Center for Community and Southeast Alaska Independent Living.