The LeeShore Center

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

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Welcome to The LeeShore Center

Our Mission Statement

To promote healthy families and a violence free community while providing a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic violence/sexual assault.

We believe . . .

  • in treating all people with respect while empowering and supporting women;
  • in creating an educated and aware public; and
  • in striving to eliminate domestic abuse, sexual assault and associated societal oppression.

LeeShore services:

If you need help, please call us or take a moment to review our web site to learn more about what we offer.


Permanent Fund Dividend recipients who participated in the 2014 Pick.Click.Give. program donated $4,200.00 to The LeeShore Center. Your generosity is appreciated.

Join the 2015 Pick.Click.Give campaign. When you complete your PFD application you can choose to donate to any non-profit. Pick.Click.Give when you sign up for your 2015 PFD and you might be one of 10 Alaskans who DOUBLE their dividend!
(Click the logo above to see who won a second dividend in 2014.)
Read more about how your dollars help The LeeShore Center by clicking here.

Notes from the Executive Director

(Left to right: Board of Directors Marti Slater, Jennifer Joanis and Executive Director Cheri Smith)

Thank you to Governor Walker and First Lady Donna Walker

For the Kenai Peninsula Inaugural Ball, First Lady Donna Walker chose The LeeShore Center as her favorite charity. Thank you to the Walker's for supporting our mission to end domestic violence and sexual assault.  

Thank you to

As The LeeShore Center celebrates its 30th year of keeping domestic violence victims and their families pets’ safe from harm, we are deeply grateful to RedRover for the $3,000 grant award to help us build a new outdoor animal kennel at our emergency shelter facility! 

RedRover is a national nonprofit organization that annually awards grant funding to domestic violence shelters throughout the county so that shelters can create a safe place to house victims’ pets. You can learn more about RedRover at

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as high as 85 percent of pet-owning women entering domestic violence shelters reported their abuser also injured, threatened, or killed the family pets.  For some domestic violence victims, staying in an abusive home is the only option if they are afraid to leave their pets and there’s no place safe to take them.  

RedRover understands that when there’s violence in the home, everyone’s at risk, including family pets. So thank you RedRover for supporting domestic violence shelters and the work we do to help victims and their pets stay safe! 

Thank you to KPBA

      On behalf of the LeeShore Center staff and board, we wish to thank Heather Morning, Sarah Hough and all the folks at Kenai Peninsula Builders Association for their generous holiday gifts to our agency. 

       On behalf of KPBA, Heather and Sarah stopped  by LeeShore the morning of December 10th with a car load of holiday presents for the women and children residing in our emergency shelter and transitional housing facilities. It was a sight to behold; toys, clothing, stocking stuffers, blankets, arts & crafts, etc. Please know your thoughtfulness will bring joy to those residing with us on Christmas morning. We thank KPBA for the gifts and wish them a very happy holiday and new year!

Cheri Smith, Executive Director

Sarah Hough (left) and Heather Morning (right) All the wonderful gifts KPBA donated. 

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24-Hour Crisis Line


The LeeShore Center
325 S. Spruce Street
Kenai, AK 99611

Office Hours: Monday - Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office: 907-283-9479

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Child Care Assistance Program
Office: 907-283-4707
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LeeShore is a member program of the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault.

Council on Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
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IRS 990 form 

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What is your Green Dot? 
Everyone can do something to prevent violence in their community.
Tell us what you are doing to replace red dots (acts of violence) with Green Dots (acts of non-violence) at
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a United Way agency.