June news & updates
building awareness
2021 Pride Month
We believe that ALL survivors deserve to be safe and live free from violence and we continue to advocate for equal access to safety and resources for ALL survivors. This Pride Month, we stand with the Kodiak LGBTQ Community and uphold our commitment to end gender, sexual orientation, and transgender-based types of violence.
9 Quick Statistics about Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community

  • 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women.

  • 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men.

  • In a study of male same sex relationships, only 26% of men called the police for assistance after experiencing near-lethal violence.

  • Transgender victims are more likely to experience intimate partner violence in public, compared to those who do not identify as transgender.

  • Bisexual victims are more likely to experience sexual violence, compared to people who do not identify as bisexual.

  • LGBTQ Black/African American victims are more likely to experience physical intimate partner violence, compared to those who do not identify as Black/African American.

  • LGBTQ white victims are more likely to experience sexual violence, compared to those who do not identify as white.

Courtesy of National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Tuesday, June 15th
Elder abuse can happen anywhere. There are no boundaries of status or background; both men and women are abused. Risk factors include mental health, dementia, and substance abuse of both victims and abusers. Isolation can also be a risk factor.
To report suspected
Elder or Vulnerable Adult
Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation:

CALL 24/7
Alaska Adult Protective Services (APS) has extensive resources and information for keeping our community’s elders and
vulnerable adults in safe and healthy environments. In the spirit of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day let us take a few minutes to learn or review how to recognize the special and unique ways that elders and vulnerable adults can experience harm and how everyone can get involved to help. 
Join us in wishing all our fabulous Kodiak Dads out there a wonderful Father's Day.

To learn more about how to be a great dad...
Our Services
We are here to support victims, their families, and the community in every way we can and KWRCC continues to provide all of our domestic violence and sexual assault services. Our shelter, offices and Donation Room remain open for those in need of assistance.
Interested in volunteering with KWRCC?
For more information and volunteer opportunities contact:

Amber Frederick or Ellamy Tiller
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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