Join us in saying NO to Gender-Based Violence. Together we can build a better world, safer for women and girls now and in future generations.  

Say NO to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Trafficking, Childhood Marriage, and say NOW to gender-equal Climate Action.

Follow our website: www.Zonta-ak.org and Facebook for the next 16 days to discover the local contacts for support, comfort, and resources.

If this is a life-threatening emergency, Call 911

ABUSED WOMEN’S AID IN CRISIS (AWAIC) 907-279-0100  24-hour Crisis line

ALEUTIAN PRIBILOF ISLANDS ASSOCIATION 1-844-359-2743  Crisis Line

BIKER’S AGAINST CHILD ABUSE (B.A.C.A.) 907-885-HELP (5357)

CHUGACHMIUT-Village Violence Intervention 1-844-891-0444

COVENANT HOUSE Crisis Line 907-272-1255

STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RAPE (STAR) 907-276-7273  Crisis Line

1-800-478-8999 (Statewide)

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 1-800-799-7233

SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE 1-800-656-4673

You can also dial 911, the State Troopers, or your village public safety officer for help.  

Dial 211 for any social service in Alaska.

BUILDING A BETTER WORLD FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

Join us in saying NO to Gender-Based Violence. Together we can build a better world, safer for women and girls now and in future generations.  

Say NO to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Trafficking, Childhood Marriage, and say NOW to gender-equal Climate Action.

Follow our website: www.Zonta-ak.org and Facebook through December 10 to discover local non-profits and organizations needing and worthy of our support through service, advocacy, and funds.  Together, we can make a difference!

ABUSED WOMEN’S AID IN CRISIS (AWAIC), a sanctuary for women and children to escape domestic violence and abuse and find shelter, counseling, and hope in the company of other survivors.  Many of these families escape without essential warm clothing for our long winters.

Warm winter coats, jackets (new or gently used), boots with tread for slippery streets, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, and socks in all sizes for women, girls and boys are needed.  Join us in delivering these items to AWAIC at 100 West 13th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: 907-279-9581.  www.awaic.org 24-hour Crisis Line:  907-279-0100

Join us in saying NO to Gender-Based Violence. Together we can build a better world, safer for women and girls now and in future generations.  

Say NO to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Trafficking, Childhood Marriage, and say NOW to gender-equal Climate Action.

Follow our website: www.Zonta-ak.org and Facebook through December 10 to discover local non-profits and organizations needing and worthy of our support through service, advocacy and funds.  Together, we can make a difference!

ALASKA CHILD AND FAMILY, founded originally as the Jesse Lee Home in Unalaska in 1890, has provided a home community, school and medical care to hundreds of children.  They can provide a home away from home for youth ages 12-18 experiencing emotional or behavioral disorders.  Zonta Club of Anchorage encouraged these students to write and draw their interpretation of RESPECT and SUCCESS and provided the paper and colored markers.  These incredible works of art came from the hard work of healing past wounds.  To support their work, these revealing pictures have been displayed at the annual CHOOSE RESPECT MARCH, sponsored by Zonta and on a 2023 Student Art Calendar.    Phone:  907-346-2101

Say NO to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Trafficking, Childhood Marriage, and say NOW to gender-equal Climate Action.

ALEUTIAN PRIBILOF ISLANDS ASSOCIATION (APIA), a non-profit tribal organization of the Aleut.  There are 13 communities represented by APIA:  Akutan, Atka, Belkofski, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, Pauloff Harbor, Sand Point, St. George, St. Paul, Unalaska and Unga.  Clients can receive behavioral health outpatient services in Anchorage, Unalaska, St. George, Atka, Nikolski, or by Telehealth to better understand and cope with personal or family difficulties.  Behavioral Health clinics dealing with Healthy Relationships and Family Violence are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm by appointment: 1-907-222-9764 or 1-844-375-2742.   Crisis line: 1-844-359-2743

BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE (B.A.C.A.)  Alaska’s only chapter was chartered in 2015.  Members who wish to serve as Keepers of the Children must complete a full year program to help children cope with the after-effects of abuse. They attend quarterly traininglearning how to talk to an abused child (age 3-18).  Membership requires a background check. Bikers are available 365 days a year, 24/7, working with Anchorage Police Department, AWAIC, Covenant House, STAR, Victims for Justice, Alaska Children’s Trust, OCS and directly with families and the public.  They are available from Girdwood to Big Lake to be the child’s liaison and are known only by their “road name”.  Two B.A.C.A. members are assigned as the child’s primary contacts and serve with physical presence at the home, visiting the child at school, therapy needs, accompany the child to court and parole hearings.  B.A.C.A. maintains funds to aid with cost of children’s therapy when other assistance has been exhausted. Their attorneys work for free. Children who feel safe and protected are more capable and likely to tell the truth regarding their abuse. Help Line:  907-885-HELP (5357)

CHUGACHMUIT – Village Violence Intervention Crisisline 1-844-891-0444

Women living in the small villages dotting the coastline of Prince William Sound may suffer violence with little or no local protection available.  Chugachmuit, a Tribal consortium, based in Anchorage, is a lifeline for violence intervention.  They serve the communities of Port Graham, Valdez, Nanwalek, Chenega, Tatitlek, Eyak and Qutekcak located near Seward.  Chugachmuit’s CARF (Certified Behavioral Health Department) provides counseling services for individuals, families and couples dealing with Domestic Violence, Addictions and Social Services.  Their support combines the best traditional Native healing practices with the western model of psychological assistance. Their Handbook provides information on regulation of emotions, personal growth, relationship issues, parenting, substance use, suicide prevention, and domestic violence. Anchorage office:  1840 Bragaw Street, Ste. 110 Phone: 907-562-4155

STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RAPE (STAR)   CrisisLines:  907-276-7273    1-800-478-8999

STAR focuses on education and crisis response in the Anchorage community as well as throughout the state.  Information about STAR can be obtained 24 hours a day.  If you or someone you know has recently been hurt or if the assault occurred years ago, STAR Advocates can help.  Advocates can provide information and support over the phone or in person.  Please call 907-276-7279 for more information or to make an appointment.         

Office location: 1057 West Fireweed Lane, Suite #230, Anchorage 99503.  

Business Line: 907-276-7279 Office 

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

COVENANT HOUSE ALASKA   907-272-1255

Covenant House is dedicated to serving all God’s children with absolute respect and unconditional love.  They help youth experiencing homelessness or trafficking by immediately and without question providing a nourishing meal, shower, clean clothes, medical attention and a safe place to stay away from the dangers of the street.  Privately funded, they provide stability and structure necessary to build a positive future with education, employment and housing.  Covenant House Alaska opened their doors in Anchorage in 1988.

Youth graduate from their program at age 19 with assistance to find employment, their own living quarters and ability to manage their finances.  Zonta Club has provided baskets of basic kitchen supplies – utensils, spatula, towels, spices and a laundry bag made from a pillow case with drawstring.  Zonta also contributes clothing and toiletries for the teen residents who have found shelter and safety. 

TRAFFICKING AWARENESS

If you believe someone may be a victim of human trafficking, call the 24-hour National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888    or report an emergency to local law enforcement by calling 911.  Trafficking victims, whether or not U.S. citizens, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

60% of all human trafficking victims are women and girls.

Global conflicts and crisis are major drivers.

Globally, an estimated 25 million people are subjected to human trafficking and forced labor.  January 11, 2024 is Trafficking Awareness Day.

ALASKA POLICE AND FIRE CHAPLAINS Support Line: 907-272-3100 Anchorage First Responder Chaplains offer help to Police and Fire Departments in the form of trauma emotional support and comfort, information and resources. Chaplains are a light in the darkest of hours – their commitment is unwavering.  At times, they might be accompanied by one of their K-9 Chaplains.  In Alaska, our Chaplains Program has been an organization that offers Survivors of Suicide Support Group Meetings.

Zonta Club of Anchorage has discovered the continuing need for many supplies in the Chaplain’s cars for safety and comforting victims and survivors of trauma.  We have supplied Teddy Bears, stuffed animals, flashlights, flares, reflective vests and hand-held radios.

NEWBORNS IN NEED 907-691-5084

South Central Alaska Ch’q’ayna Chapter of Newborns in Need, a non profit providing basic needs baby items to babies born into poverty and premature health crisis.  Their office and storeroom is located in Eagle River.  NIN supports hospital NICU, NEST, and clinics.  It is estimated they will need 500 Essential Bags this year.  Each bag includes 24 Size 1 diapers, baby wipes, changing pad, baby blanket, socks, cap, and pajamas. Many items are sewn or knitted by volunteers. Bass Pro partnered with Zonta Club by supplying the boat which filled with Diapers and Dollars for Diapers at the Bass Pro front door in August 2023.  Over 6,000 diapers were collected – enough to fill 276 Essential Bags.   Zonta will continue to collect diapers and deliver – there is a continuing need for these supplies.