April news & updates
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building awareness
In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).

The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Join us in wearing teal colors during April as bring awareness to this crime.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play an important role in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our community.

"It takes a village to raise a child.
It takes a village to abuse one."

-Spotlight (The Movie)
Sexual Assault Survivors advocate for change in Nome and statewide | Alaska Insight
Please take a few moments to watch this recent episode of Alaska Insight from Alaska Public Media.
Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault - RAINN
It can be stressful to plan a big safety talk about sexual assault with your kid. The good news is, you don’t have to. Conversations about sexual assault can be a part of the safety conversations you’re already having, like knowing when to speak up, how to take care of friends, and listening to your gut. The key is to start these conversations when your kids are young, and have these conversations often.
Want to quickly and conveniently help support KWRCC? We participate in AmazonSmile Charity Lists and have a "Shelter Supply List" of needed goods and supplies that can be purchased and shipped directly to our shelter.
KWRCC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
All donations are tax deductible and charitable donation receipts can be provided on request.
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KWRCC is a member program of ANDVSA and we have legal advocates available to support survivors in navigating the legal process.

For those that need assistance, please contact us for more information or visit ANDVSA for more information and legal resources.
Interested in volunteering with KWRCC?
For more information and
volunteer opportunities contact:

Amber Frederick or Ellamy Tiller
Our Services
We are here to support victims, their families, and the community in every way we can during the pandemic. 

KWRCC continues to provide all of our domestic violence and sexual assault services and our shelter remains open for those in need of assistance.

Services have been modified to increase social distancing and prevent infection. 
Crisis Line Services
Trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide emotional support and assistance with crisis situations. We are here to listen and help! 
Donations & Donation Room
Our KWRCC Donation Room is once again open Monday-Friday 9am-3pm and on a limited basis due to limited occupancy. Please contact us prior to visiting.


We ARE accepting ALL donations including clothing. We continue to have a significant need for unopened, non-perishable food items, paper products, cleaners, adult and child mediations, and financial donations.

For more information about donations please visit our Donations webpage.
In and effort to protect our clients and staff please contact us by phone if possible before coming to our shelter for assistance or to provide donations. This will help us plan the safest way for each individual situation.

907-486-6171 (staffed 24/7)
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KWRCC Board of Directors
President: Heidi Barret-McNerney
Vice President: Debbie Olson
Treasurer: Karissa Stoecker
Secretary: Cassie Keplinger
Board Member: Kim Sibrel
Board Member: Megan Ivanoff
Board Member: Selida Guitron-Padilla
Board Member: Katherine Gronn
Board Member: Hailey Thompson
Executive Director: Rebecca Shields
Administrative Assistant: Mary Lund
SART & Shelter Coordinator: Penny Lampl
Case Management: Melissa Austin
Outreach Advocate: Amber Frederick
Outreach Advocate: Ellamy Tiller
Outreach Technology: Ann Kirven
Immigrant Advocate: Trinidad Ardoña
Advocate: Pinky Cruz
Advocate: Florence Darling
Advocate: Kimberly Dolph
Advocate: Debbie Eggemeyer
Advocate: Skylar Gertz
Advocate: Marie Jmili
Advocate: Lisa Johnson