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
Geographic areas served: Anchorage, Alaska and we serve people throughout Alaska
Programs: Direct support services: crisis intervention and in person advocacy for victims of sexual assault and child abuse; advocates provide options for reporting or evidence collection, as needed; legal advocacy and court accompaniment for criminal sexual assault witnesses.
educational services: trauma counseling with a mental health clinician specializing in sexual assault trauma.
other services: prevention and education to the community and anchorage school district; training for mandated reporters of abuse.
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.