February news & updates


Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM)

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Black History Month

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Valentine's Day

Tuesday, Feb. 14th

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KWRCC Board of Directors Meeting

6pm Tuesday, Feb. 28th

Guests Invited & Welcome

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2023 PFD Applications

When applying for the 2023 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), please consider a donation to KWRCC through “Pick.Click.Give.” Donations can be made in increments of $25 up to the total amount of the individual PFD check.

Every year KWRCC helps victims and their children flee Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault not only in Kodiak, but also from our sister communities in Akhiok, Chiniak, Karluk, Larsen Bay, Old Harbor, Ouzinkie, and Port Lions.

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KWRCC's Pick.Click.Give. Profile

KWRCC Community Feedback Survey

Please take a few moments to participate in our KWRCC feedback survey. 

Information provided helps us learn what is useful and helpful to the community and what we need to improve. 

​Thank you for considering participation and submitting your ideas and feedback.  

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Parent Discussion Guide on

Youth Healthy Relationships

Courtesy of LoveIsRespect.org

A national study of adolescent dating relationships and parenting determined that “positive parenting” contributed significantly to adolescents being less tolerant of unhealthy and abusive relationship behaviors. As teens and young adults learn how to navigate relationships, parents and influencers (ex. teachers, coaches, and aunts/uncles) — like you — play a pivotal role in modeling healthy relationship behavior. Youth want and crave our connection and support. While youth may be an open book to their friends, they may seem disengaged or uninterested in a conversation with you. Have you ever asked your child, “How are things going?” or “Tell me about your day?,” only to be met with the answer of “It was fine” while they stared down at their phone? This guide will provide information and resources for having meaningful conversations with the youth in your life and empowering them to have relationships that are healthy, respectful, and free from abuse. 

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Black History Month

Courtesy of HAWC.org

Join us in celebrating Black Women Leaders who have worked to end

domestic and sexual violence during Black History Month!

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A Survivor's Guide to Getting Through Valentine's Day

By Ally Hirschlag | February 13, 2019 | Courtesy of Allure.com

Valentine's Day sucks for a lot of people. No matter how brands modify marketing strategies to be inclusive as possible of all relationship statuses and orientations, it still feels a lot like a holiday reserved for couples, who then feel obligated to show affection in grandiose ways. But what about the many people who’ve suffered abuse from a partner rather than love and tenderness? No amount of flowers and chocolate, whether from a loving new partner or bought for oneself, can make up for that.

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Public Comment Opportunity!

The Alaska Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (CDVSA) is currently proposing to adopt regulation changes in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault program standards.

CDVSA proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 13 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with scope, training, facilities, policies and procedures, reporting requirements, grant programs, and definitions related to the CDVSA, including...

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Public comments must be recieved no later than

5pm on Feb. 28, 2023.

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KWRCC Board of Directors

President: Heidi Barret-McNerney

Vice President: Kim Sibrel 

Treasurer: Karissa Stoecker

Secretary: Cassie Keplinger

Board Member: Amanda Becker

Board Member: Selida Guitron-Padilla

Board Member: Colby Perez

Board Member: Jessica Rauwolf

Board Member: Helen Shepard


Executive Director: Rebecca Shields

SART & Shelter Coordinator: Penny Lampl

Case Management: Melissa Austin

Outreach Coordinator: Ellamy Tiller

Outreach Technology: Ann Kirven

Advocate: Jo-Ann Abalanza

Advocate: Pinky Cruz

Advocate: Kimberly Dolph

Advocate: Debbie Eggemeyer

Advocate: Marie Hellek

Advocate: Lisa Johnson

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