LeeShore's 32-bed emergency shelter offers safe housing for women and their children who have been victimized by domestic violence and sexual assault.
Pets are permitted with prior approval.
We also arrange for transportation to the shelter on an as needs basis. We also have provided emergency travel assistance to victims who wish to leave the community for safety reasons, within the bounds of local, state and federal laws.
Advocates also assist victims with other needs, such as finding safe, affordable housing; completing protective orders; Violent Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB) applications; accessing medical care and legal services; accessing mental health and other social services; providing transportation; obtaining emergency material needs; and providing court accompaniment.
Advocacy and emotional support are provided as victims negotiate the legal system.
LeeShore offers court-based legal advocacy. As integral members of the local Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), we provide sexual assault advocacy and support at the victim's request.
Crisis intervention services are available during business hours for non-residential clients or from our 24-hour crisis line (283-7257). Advocates conduct assessments and interviews in a private, confidential office. Translators for language and hearing barriers are available. Foreign language brochures available.
Language Does Not Have to be A Barrier to Finding Help.
The LeeShore Center has brochures available in several different languages.
In addition, the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault has a unique partnership with the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, to provide trained interpreters in order to assure that the rights of rural under-served immigrants and Alaska Natives are protected.
You may also download informational brochures from the Family Violence Prevention Fund in the following languages.
Click on the files below to download the brochure.
LeeShore's Child Advocate provides advocacy, support, education, and assistance with school work and other services for children in shelter.
Individual support and age appropriate educational groups covering topics such as:
Teens receive additional information on subjects such as positive communication skills, dating safety, domestic violence, sexual assault and date rape.
Women Coping with Substance Abuse, Interpersonal Violence and Trauma
The LeeShore Center is hosting a 16 week support group for women to provide education, support and assistance in building on their own strengths to increase their safety and reduce the negative impact that coping with substance abuse, interpersonal violence or trauma may have in their lives. The group will meet at The LeeShore Center in the conference room from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm every Tuesday afternoon beginning March 5th, 2019. We invite and encourage all women in our community to join us in this endeavor to make our community a safer and healthier place to live.
2 pm Thursdays - Women's Support Group
beginning January 5,2017
The goal of this ongoing group is to support women wishing to live healthy violence-free lifestyles. Topics will include:
Definitions of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Cycle of Abuse and the continuum of abuse
The difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships
Impacts of violence on children and families
The relationship between substance use/abuse and violence
Nonviolent parenting options
Options and tools for changing negative lifestyle patterns.
This class is free.
For more information, contact The LeeShore Center at 283-9479.