General information

Arctic Women In Crisis (AWIC) provides emergency shelter, wellness and counseling services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition, AWIC provides a Domestic Violence Education Program, parenting classes, and in school prevention education. AWIC is a facility with 24-hour staff and a 24-hour crisis line. Safe Homes are available in each village and AWIC advocates travel to all villages on a regular basis.

Alaska Resources:


General Information:

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: National hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest rape crisis center. You can also search your local center here. Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: They can provide local referrals for services. A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages. Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422-2253)
  • Darkness to Light: They provide crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. Hotline calls are automatically routed to a local center. Helpline: 866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444)
  • Cyber Tipline: This Tipline is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking. Hotline: 800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
  • National Children’s Alliance: This organization represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs are a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, mental and physical health practitioners who investigate instances of child physical and sexual abuse. Their website explains the process and has a directory according to geographic location.
  • Stop It Now: Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773-8368)
  • Justice for Children: Provides a full range of advocacy services for abused and neglected children.

Domestic, Dating and Intimate Partner Violence:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Through this hotline an advocate can provide local direct service resources (safehouse shelters, transportation, casework assistance) and crisis intervention. Interpreter services available in 170 languages. They also partner with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Center to provide a videophone option. Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Online Helpline: An online helpline that assists teens who are, or may be, in abusive relationships.
  • Stalking Resource Center: The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Their website provides statistics on stalking, information on safety planning and other resources.

Legal Hotline Available:

  • The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault offers a free legal information and referral hotline for Alaskan victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The Hotline, held every 2 weeks, will be answered by experienced attorneys. Their website provides more information as well as the call in number and dates.

AWIC is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides equitable access to the services we provide, including shelter, safety, food, trauma-informed services, comfort, information and referral, counseling, emergency transportation, case management, legal advocacy and the support and assistance of our advocates. AWIC services are physically accessible to people with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs.


Virginia Walsh, Program Coordinator, Arctic Women in Crisis
5125 Herman Street
Utqiagvik, Alaska 99723
Phone Number: (907) 852-0261
Fax Number: (907) 852-2474

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