The LeeShore Center

907-283-9479 (Office)           907-283-7257 (Crisis Line)          907-283-5844 (Fax)


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 The LeeShore Center believes that all members of a community are responsible for ending violence, so we are very proactive in pursuing education and outreach activities.

Community Education Classes

Community Awareness Workshop on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault*
    Held twice a year - April and October - check our calendar of events or newsletter for upcoming dates.
    The LeeShore Center Community Meeting Room

     Contact the Education and Training Assistant at 907-283-9479 for more information.

    This week-long workshop is open to the public. The goal of the course is for everyone to become more informed about domestic violence and sexual assault.

    Attendees will learn about:
     • The dynamics and escalating nature of domestic violence
     • The effects of domestic violence on children
     • How a community's response to domestic violence/sexual assault impacts victims
     • Community resources available to victims of domestic violence/sexual assault

     *Successful completion of this 45 hour course is required for those who wish to work with clients.
    Cost for this course is $35. Continuing education credit may be obtained from Kenai Peninsula College (at an additional charge by KPC) after completion of the course and 30 hours of volunteer time with the agency. 

Ongoing Weekly Support Groups for Women 

Tuesdays - Changing Patterns

    An educational support group for women experiencing negative emotional patterns in their daily lives, which may be due to victimization (domestic violence/sexual assault) or substance abuse. We will examine and explore those patterns and offer new options and tools for changing them. This is an on-going group. The group meets from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays - Parenting for Women

    An educational support group for women which focuses on child development, logical and non-violent consequences for behavior and how to be a kind, yet firm parent. This is an on-going group. The group meets from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Fridays - Domestic Violence
Support Group


    A domestic violence support group is held on Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The group is for women who are currently in an abusive relationship or who have experienced domestic violence in the past. Support group members will learn the definition of domestic violence, the effects of domestic violence on children, the cycle of abuse, the continuum of abuse, the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, safety planning and other related topics.

Fees

    There is a $5 fee for each of these classes (Changing Patterns, Parenting for Women, Domestic Violence Support Group); however, fee waivers are available. 

For more information, contact The LeeShore Center at 283-9479.

School Presentations

The LeeShore Center provides in-school education to over 1,000 Central Peninsula K-12 public school students annually. 

Interactive presentation topics include bullying prevention, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, dating violence and domestic violence.



Stand Up, Speak Up Alaska

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, of which LeeShore Center is a member,  provides an interactive web site for youth leadership, healthy relationships and more. Check out the site at www.StandUpSpeakUpAlaska.org