Women in Safe Homes
Women in Safe Homes (WISH) provides comprehensive intervention, prevention, outreach, and education regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
Service area: Ketchikan and the outlying communities, including Hyder, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Prince of Wales Island, Saxmann, and Wrangell
Work with: Survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse and their loved ones
Services for survivors during incarceration include: Crisis intervention via the 24-hour hotline and by mail; hospital accompaniment during forensic exams; legal advocacy and court accompaniment; information; and referrals.
Services for survivors after release include: All of the above; emergency shelter and referrals for long-term housing for women; temporary emergency shelter for men; and support groups for women and children. Individual counseling may also be available.
Services for loved ones include: Crisis intervention; information; and referrals. Individual counseling may also be available.