November 2020
STAR’s mission is to prevent sexual trauma and provide comprehensive, collaborative crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to victims/survivors, their families, and our communities.

These are confusing, anxiety-filled, and uncertain times for all of us, and this most certainly includes our clients. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many of our clients have been unable to work due to job cutbacks and/or job losses, and have needed more assistance than usual. In addition to crisis intervention, education, advocacy, follow up services, counseling and referrals, we have also been able to help with increased requests for relocation services, clothing, food and transportation.

Because of you and others in our community, we are able to meet the needs of our clients, and your support remains critical. Click here to see what even a small contribution means to a survivor. Thank you.

is committed to the communities in which we live and work, and they recognize investing in our community is how we build positive, healthy places to live.

This holiday season, Alaska Communications' WLEAD committee is sponsoring a fundraising effort to support STAR during a challenging time for nonprofits. WLEAD and STAR's wish is to help Alaskans heal from trauma with education and advocacy. Learn More
Big O's Automotive
Winter Clothing Drive
for collecting sweats, socks, undergarments, hats, gloves and boots for our clients this holiday season!

Anyone can drop off donations at 2401 East 4th Avenue in Anchorage,
Monday-Friday from 7am - 5:30 pm
Women of AT&T
We Care Kits
is to provide learning and networking opportunities to enhance our members’ effectiveness. We achieve this by supporting personal and professional development, corporate programs and community involvement.

This November, the Alaska Chapter kindly assembled 300 "We Care" Kits for our clients, complete with bar soap, shampoo, a comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and a disposable face mask.

Each support group will be facilitated via Zoom by trained facilitators who have experience working with survivors of sexual violence.

Our goal for the workshops is to provide a a safe environment for survivors of sexual violence to learn and practice skills for self care, empowerment, positive coping techniques, and each session will be guided by an expert in the field for each topic. 

To sign up, click here.
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Tonight from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., our partners and friends at Identity, Inc. are inviting everyone in our community to gather together virtually to honor the transgender and gender expansive people whose lives were lost through violence this past year.

STAR Executive Director Keeley Olson states, "In dedication of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, STAR honors and remembers the transgender individuals pointlessly murdered simply for being their authentic selves. Their bravery, fortitude and depth of spirit in the face of ignorance, bias, and cruelty needs to be remembered and hailed. Let’s seek to embrace transgender and gender non-conforming people throughout our communities and do the work to make them feel safe and valued."

The Transgender Day of Remembrance will broadcast on Identity, Inc. YouTube Channel with readings and tributes, followed by a candlelight vigil.

We invite you to light a candle at home or wherever you may be watching and join us.
The health and safety of our staff and clients are of utmost importance to us. In light of COVID-19, this is how STAR is modifying operations until further notice:

  • No appointments are taking place at the STAR Office.

  • STAR Advocates are responding to crisis call-outs 24/7.

  • STAR Admin employees are working from home and maintaining social distancing.

  • All meetings are being held online or by teleconference. 

  • Counseling appointments are happening via TeleMed.

  • We will continue to reevaluate to determine next steps and will provide updated information as it evolves.

  • The STAR Crisis Line is available for survivors and their loved ones. As always, STAR services are free, confidential, and available 24/7.
24-Hour Crisis and Support:
(907) 276-7273
Toll-Free: (800) 478-8999

STAR services for survivors are provided free and without regard to race/ethnicity, language, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, (dis)ability, social class, economic status, education, marital status, religious affiliation, residency or HIV status.