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Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

DVSA provides advocacy and support to trauma survivors in various ways:

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Shelter

32-bed emergency shelter for women and their children seeking safety from domestic violence or sexual assault.

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Our Shelter - Sleeping area

Location & Contact

Our crisis shelter is available 24/7 for women and their children seeking safety from domestic violence and sexual assault.

Come to our admin office (located at the same address) during business hours, or present at the shelter at any time.

While we do not house men at our shelter we do provide victim advocacy and support services to men via our crisis line.

24-hour crisis line:

phone: (907) 746-8026

text: (907) 795-9246

An advocate is available 24/7 via our crisis call and text lines to provide support and resources to anyone experiencing a domestic violence or sexual assault emergency.

Our crisis shelter is available 24/7

Sexual Assault Response Team

The Mat-Su Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is comprised of advocates from Alaska Family Services, law enforcement officers, and specially trained health care professionals. SART provides a full range of comprehensive services to victims who have made the decision to report a sexual assault.

If you have experienced sexual assault and are seeking help, call our crisis line at 746-8026 or text 795-9246

Support Groups:

Support Groups

Alaska Family Services offers domestic violence and sexual assault support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

We offer two Community Support Groups a week.

  • On Wednesdays, we offer an adults only support group from 3:30 to 5:00
  • On Thursdays, we offer both an adult support group and a child group from 5:00 to 6:30

 

Call 746-4080 for additional details.

Women’s Residential Reunification Action Program

This is a long-term program which allows women to reside in the shelter for up to 18 months while receiving intensive case management and support for trauma, participating in outpatient substance use treatment in the community, and working towards reunification with their children.

Call (907) 746-8026 for details.

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No More Mat-Su

No More Mat-Su is an adult-student coalition to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Valley.

We focus on prevention strategies - teaching about healthy relationships based on respect, consent, kindness, caring, and fun for upstream change!

For more information about No More Mat-Su, including how to join us, please message us through:

Facebook: facebook.com/NoMoreMatSu
Instagram:@no_more_matsu
Email: nomorematsuak@gmail.com

You can also check out what we’re doing on TikTok, our handle is nomorematsuak.

The DVSA legal advocate can assist survivors with requesting protective orders and navigating the court system.