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SOCIAL SERVICES

Women’s Violence Intervention

The Chugachmiut Behavioral Health Department serves the communities through prevention-oriented community outreach services for domestic violence and sexual assault.  We work hard to help improve education and communications within families to prevent fracture. In emergency cases, staff will refer and direct victims to resources to get critical medical attention or shelter. Chugachmiut maintains a toll-free number 1-844-544-6485 or locally 907-444-6485 for those who have been harmed and need someone to talk to.


CRISIS INTERVENTION

  • A 24-hour toll-free crisis line monitored by trained staff and volunteers
  • Crisis Intervention information and referral
  • Crisis intervention counseling (individual) followed up with ongoing support services and referral and assistance with accessing longer-term counseling where applicable.
  • Advocacy & Accompaniment (Individual) includes medical, public assistance, social services, law enforcement, and legal advocacy and assistance with Domestic Violence Protective Orders.
  • Transportation to the shelter and medical, legal, and social services
  • Support groups for women, children, and teens in crisis and transition
  • Safety Planning
  • Assistance and information on filing for Victims of Violent Crime Composition


STAFF:
Danielle Larsgaard
—Domestic Violence Regional Coordinator
Gail Evanoff—Domestic Violence Tribal Advocate for Prince William Sound
Sharon Whytal—Domestic Violence Tribal Advocate for Kachemak Bay


TYPES OF ABUSE

Abuse isn’t just physical; there are many types of abuse, and they are all difficult to experience.

Emotional Abuse/Verbal Abuse: Non-physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring or “checking in,” excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation, or isolation.

Stalking: Being repeatedly watched, followed, or harassed.

Financial Abuse: Using money or access to accounts to exert power and control over a partner.

Physical Abuse: Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking, or using a weapon.

Sexual Abuse: Any action that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including restricting access to birth control or condoms. Ignoring someone’s refusal to engage in sexual activities by repeatedly using emotional, verbal, or physical pressure.

Digital Abuse: The use of technology such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner. Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated through technology.

 

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Heritage Preservation

Llangarlluni: Becoming Aware

Our vision is to revitalize the traditional Chugach Native culture and language. The goal is to make Sugpiaq/ Eyak history and heritage a part of the regular school curriculum with support and direction from our Elders’ traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).

Heritage Preservation

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