Thank you for becoming a supporter of our agency! Without you, our passionate and dedicated community of donors, our work to break the cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault would be impossible!
About LeeShore and how a community came together
LeeShore began as a grass roots effort in 1977 thanks to a small group of women who believed services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault were needed in our community. They established a crisis hotline and safe homes in Soldotna and, seeing more services were needed, began the task of raising funds to open an emergency shelter in Kenai.
Soon, hundreds of community members were involved and donated their time and efforts helping to raise necessary funds to build the shelter. Before long, building materials were donated, and carpenters, plumbers and electricians generously donated their services. On September 6, 1985 the shelter opened its doors under the name of LeeShore Women’s Resource and Crisis Center.
From simple grass roots beginnings the agency has grown to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, crisis intervention and support services, 24-hour crisis line, walk-in advocacy services, court-based legal advocacy, child advocacy, community support groups, in-school and youth violence prevention education, volunteer opportunities, a 48-week state certified batterer’s intervention program, and the Child Care Assistance Program for the state’s coastal region.
Although now officially known as The LeeShore Center, our mission and purpose remains the same: to provide a safe place for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault while promoting a safe, healthy and violence-free community. Your donation provides a lifeline out of abuse With your help, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault can find the support and resources they need to start new lives and live free from violence. Your contribution helps provide services to over 1500 victims each year, including:
Become a regular donor which helps ensure we can meet the urgent needs of the women and children in our emergency shelter
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