For more than ten years, KWRCC, our partner organizations, and our community have taken time in March to declare that Kodiak Chooses Respect. Although we have not been able to gather and march together during this pandemic era, our message and our goal remain the same. We all want Kodiak to be a community where people are treated with respect, where domestic violence, stalking, child abuse, teen dating violence, elder abuse, and sexual assault are not tolerated, and where everyone knows how to help if they suspect someone is not safe. We want Kodiak to be a community full of hope, where people who experience these forms of violence know how to get support and where we all do our part to prevent violence from happening in the future.
To reach that goal, this year KWRCC has partnered with Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) and Kodiak High School to implement the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program, teaching students how to respond when they are concerned for someone’s safety. KWRCC has also partnered with KANA to provide Mental Health First Aid classes, teaching our community how to support someone going through a mental health or substance use challenge. Most importantly, KWRCC works hard to provide safe shelter and advocacy services to all victims and survivors of interpersonal violence in our community.
There are so many ways you can help Kodiak Choose Respect.
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