Shelter & Offices
The Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (USAFV) shelter is a small facility in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska.
Length of Stay:
USAFV’s policy states that survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other crime may enter the shelter for an initial stay of up to two weeks. Additional time is an option, depending on the survivor’s circumstances and shelter demand.
Women and children who are homeless for other reasons are also able to stay at the shelter for two weeks. Additional time is an option, depending on the survivor’s circumstances and shelter demand.
Our shelter is small, but cozy and welcoming. We can easily house four women and children, and can accommodate up to eight if needed. Beds are comfortable, and there is a crib and playpen available for small children. There is a nice kitchen and a laundry room for residents to use. Our pantry is stocked and we will try to accommodate any dietary restrictions if possible. We have a comfortable living room and a library full of books and resources available for your viewing at any time.
The shelter is a secure place that provides a safe space for survivors to determine what steps they want to take.
This light-filled shelter is a place of comfort and healing located in downtown Unalaska. If it is safe to do so, we encourage resident survivors to walk along the nearby beaches and walking trails, allowing themselves time to think, explore their options, and make their own decisions about their lives.
USAFV advocates are always available to provide information and support to shelter residents.
For more information please call 907-581- 1500.