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Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence, or USAFV, is a non-profit organization providing services to people impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crimes.  We offer crisis intervention, temporary shelter, legal and other systems advocacy, and a wide range of other services.  USAFV also seeks to prevent domestic violence, sexual abuse, suicide, and other forms of violence through education and outreach.

USAFV operates a shelter and 24-hour crisis line to address the needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child or elder abuse, stalking, and others in crisis. USAFV provides crisis intervention, safe shelter, safety planning, personal support, systems advocacy, information, referrals, emergency food assistance, and other services, as well as education and outreach.

Our target population for direct services is those who are impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, incest, and other violent crimes, as well as others in need of crisis intervention and/or personal and systems advocacy. Our target population for educational, outreach, and community coordination services is all community members, including the transient labor force, and local and regional service providers.

USAFV strives to provide services to all those who seek them, promoting awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, sexual abuse, and suicide, and advocating for health and well-being.

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence has operated a 24 hour crisis line in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska, since 1982.  During that time, we have been the sole consistent source of information, referrals, support, and advocacy for those in crisis.  Many years ago we added an 800 number so our crisis line would be accessible throughout the Aleutian/Pribilof region.   Our service area includes Adak, Akutan, Atka, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, Nelson Lagoon, Nikolski, Sand Point, St. Paul, and St. George.  Until 1995, USAFV provided shelter through local safe homes, but in 1995 the City of Unalaska donated a modular building, and, after renovations were completed, the shelter opened in 1996.  The shelter has one bedroom with two bunk beds and a crib, a living room with two fold out couches, a laundry room and kitchen, and is ADA compliant.  The shelter also houses the offices.


USAFV's shelter and offices are located at 156 W. Broadway Unalaska, AK 99685.

We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year on our crisis line at (907) 581-1500, or toll free at 1-800-478-7238.

Our business hours are Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm, except major holidays.

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