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KODIAK WOMEN'S RESOURCE AND CRISIS CENTER

Serving the Communities of Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska

aka Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center   |   Kodiak, AK   |  www.kwrcc.org

Mission

The mission of KWRCC is to provide resources and crisis services to the Kodiak Island Community, as well as safe shelter for victims and their children fleeing Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault. We are dedicated to helping victims develop inner strength to achieve their fullest potential and we are committed to promoting community awareness and education in the prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The goal of KWRCC is to improve the status of victims and we advocate for the rights of victims and their children to live free from fear, violence, and abuse and take responsibility for their own lives.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Rebecca Shields

Main address

PO Box 2122 418 Hillside Drive

Kodiak, AK 99615 USA

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EIN

92-0070130

NTEE code info

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center works to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children. We provide safe shelter, advocacy services, resource referrals, and support programs to victims and outreach/education to the Kodiak Island Community about the issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Immigrant Women's Program

The Immigrant Women's Project is comprised of ​ KWRCC’s ongoing services in collaboration with Latino Association of Women in Alaska (ALMA), Soluciones, and the Filipino Women's Council. KWRCC works closely with Alaska Immigration Justice Project (AIJP) to address issues where immigration status and language barriers can become a problematic issue for victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Soluciones meets twice a month. It is a DV/SA grounded support group for Latina women, working with topics such as self-esteem, parenting, and prevention. We offer ongoing technical assistance to the Hispanic Community. ​The Filipino Woman’s Council meets on a monthly basis to discuss Cultural, Immigration, and DV/SA issues in the Filipino Community. FWC members are trained advocates and volunteers for KWRCC, participating in many of KWRCC’s boards and committees.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Immigrants and migrants

In addition to KWRCC's direct services, The Native Women's Project includes three components.

Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) and KWRCC work closely together to provide education and direct services to villages as well as participating in meetings. KANA contracts with KWRCC for residential services for their beneficiaries. KWRCC is a site for Work Investment Act (WIA) referrals.

KWRCC works closely with Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak in offering technical assistance to their STOP Violence Against Native Women program.

The Native Women's Advisory Council includes the efforts of KANA, Sun’aq, and KWRCC by providing on-site Advocacy Training and meeting to discuss current issues and projects in working with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault issues specific to Native Women.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Indigenous peoples

Both of these programs are community agency first response to crimes of domestic violence (CCR) and sexual assault (SART). These teams work together collaboratively to provide a victim centered response.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Immediate coordinated victim centered response that holds perpetrators accountable. Ongoing Safety for victims and children.
Changing social norms that quietly support belief systems that allow for domestic violence and sexual assault to continue to happen.

Broaden and strengthen collaborations with community helpers to assist with working on these goals. Continue outreach, education, and prevention work. Work with the criminal justice system as well as human services to assist in providing Kodiak with a Batter Intervention Program that holds perpetrators accountable while offering education and insight that supports opportunity for perpetrators to change their behavioral motivation.

KWRCC has the training, expertise, and structure to effect education and guidance to help organize and lead Kodiak Community in a collaborative effort to change existing social norms that allow domestic violence and sexual assault to continue in our community.

We have established our Community Coordinated Response Team, as well as our Sexual Assault Response Team in Kodiak and we are actively using these protocols in our responses to reported crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault in Kodiak.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This often includes individuals that fall under several at risk groups and may have co-occurring risks factors. This list is not all inclusive: Mental Health Disorders Substance Use Disorders Alaska Native Populations Vulnerable Adults & Elders Immigrants (both documented and undocumented) LGBTQ Populations Teens & Young Adults

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center (KWRCC) recently launched a dedicated Youth Crisis Line in response to a need identified as part of the Kodiak Sexual Assault Task Force that is a local multi-agency collaboration to address increasing rates of sexual assaults among Kodiak's youth. KWRCC is a participating member of this task force. Our new Youth Crisis Line is operational 24-hours a day and receives anonymous texts or calls from local youth. The crisis line is staffed by trained KWRCC advocates to answer questions, provide support, and offer further opportunity to obtain services with KWRCC or our community partners. KWRCC also recently updated our mission & goal statement and non discrimination policies in response to information provided from feedback.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KODIAK WOMEN'S RESOURCE AND CRISIS CENTER

Board of directors
as of 01/30/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Heidi Barrett-McNerney

Kodiak Community Health Center

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Kimberly Sibrel

Heidi Barret-McNerney

Kodiak Community Health Center

Cassie Keplinger

Kodiak Area Native Association

Kim Sibrel

Full Time Student

Selida Guitron-Padilla

Full Time Student

Karissa Stoecker

Kodiak Area Native Association

Amanda Becker

Alaska Marine Highway

Colby Perez

Kodiak Area Native Association

Jessica Rauwolf

US Coast Guard

Helen Shepard

Kodiak Community Health Center

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/10/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.