Women In Safe Homes is a grassroots organization that has been promoting zero tolerance for violent crimes and advocating for victim rights in Ketchikan and the rural communities of Southeast Alaska for over 25 years. The private, non-profit agency provides direct services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.
Our primary mission is to provide a safe place for victims, assist them as they explore the alternatives available to them, and support the choices they make as they strive to gain control of their lives.
What is Domestic Violence or abuse?
Abuse in a relationship refers to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse by an abuser towards their partner that is designed to control another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assaults. Domestic violence takes many forms and can happen all of the time, or once in a while. An important step to helping someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is to learn more about it. If you need help, please call. We can help.
Examples of Domestic Violence:
- Name Calling or Put-downs
- Withholding Money
- Stalking or Intimidation
- Actual or Threatened physical/sexual harm