Mission: The mission of STAR is to provide the best quality of crisis intervention, prevention, education and advocacy services to victims of sexual trauma, their families and our community.
Target demographics: Victims of sexual trauma, their families and our community.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Direct Services: 5,270 crisis and support calls, 322 people at SART call-outs, 287 new clients, and provided 3,955 legal advocacy and support services. STAR's Prevention and Education Team provided programs for 5,241 K-12 students, 288 rural service providers and 236 first responders.
Geographic areas served: Our office is located in Anchorage, and we serve people throughout Alaska.
Programs: Crisis Hotline: The heart of STAR's Services, available 24/7 at (907) 276-7273 or (800) 478-8999. STAR's Crisis Line is answered during the day by STAR Advocates, and on evenings and weekends by volunteers who have participate in an extensive training.
Direct Support Services: STAR Advocates are ready to respond to medical or law enforcement agencies 24 hours a day, and provide the following crisis support services:
• Immediate crisis support and reporting options
• Assistance with medical and law enforcement professionals in responding to reports of sexual assault and abuse
• Assistance with emergency shelter and supplies
• 1-on-1 advocacy sessions by appointment or walk-in
• Safety planning and risk reduction information
• Self-care and healthy healing information.
STAR also provides trauma counseling with a mental health clinician specializing in sexual assault trauma.
Education and Prevention: STAR Educators provide prevention and education programs in Anchorage School District K-12 classrooms. Educators also facilitate adult education and professional training in workplaces and at conferences, as well as host informational booths at community events, health fairs to present on various topics of power based violence.
After I was assaulted in 2014. I couldn't work right away like I planned because I needed surgery. And some time to heal. STAR contacted me seeing if I needed any help. At first I didn't think so till about a week went by and my own family didn't want me around while I was recovering and waiting to move away from the neighbor who helped assaulted me. STAR paid for a few nights of hotel stay for me helped me get clothing voucher/ toiletries gift cards, gas vouchers and help me with a new security deposit to move into a new place while I was still healing from being assaulted. I was able to find a new job right away since having a home to call my own. And worked and kept housing and healed. I'm so thankful STAR was there to help me through my very difficult time of need. When I needed help they stepped in and helped me get back on my feet.