Social Services

Domestic Violence Program
We provide support services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Our goal is to increase safety for women and children through intervention, education and support.

Contact information:

Lynn Quan, Domestic Violence Coordinator (907) 228-9327

Domestic Violence Program Services available for the following:

  • Advocacy – Counseling for survivors, crisis intervention, safety planning, education
  • Legal Advocacy – Court accompaniment, assistance filling out and filing legal documents (restraining orders)
  • Legal Assistance – We can hire an attorney to represent you in court for your child custody and/or divorce
  • Victim Safety Checks
  • Transition – we can assist in the transition to a violence-free life by providing the following financial assistance. Assistance subject to the availability of funds, and an individual needs assessment.

Batterers Intervention Program
Our certified Batterers Intervention Program has two central goals:  victim safety and batterer accountability.

State Certified Batterers Intervention Program Services: 

  • We work with batterers to help them identify and take responsibility for their abusive behaviors and the effects of their abuse on their intimate partners and children. These are important first steps in the transition to a non-abusive lifestyle.

We provide the following:

  • Fee based Re-education Group that is open to Court Ordered Individuals
  • Victim Safety Checks provided by Domestic Violence Specialist
  • Improve the community coordinated response through the Domestic Violence Task Force

Elder Care Program
The Elder Care Program provides support services for the Elders and Family Caregivers. Including advocacy and assistance with applications and Advanced Health Care Directives and Power of Attorney forms.

Contact information:

Sue Pickrell, Elder Care Coordinator (907) 228-9378

We provide the following:

  • Assessment of Elders and the coordination of needed services
  • Respite/Chore services
  • Monthly Dinners for Elders

 

 

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that regulates placement of Indian Children. The Ketchikan Indian Community Child Welfare program is designed to provide safety for children and to preserve the cultural identity of KIC children. Any child who is eligible for enrollment falls under the jurisdiction of the KIC Indian Child Welfare program. Children who may be eligible for enrollment in another federally recognized tribe who are in need of services will be referred to the tribe in question.

  • These rights apply to any child protective case, adoption, guardianships, termination of parental rights action, runaway/truancy matter, or voluntary placement of your children.

General Assistance Program

The General Assistance Program provides temporary financial assistance to meet the essential basic needs of eligible Alaska Native and American Indian residents in the Ketchikan area.

We provide the following:

  • Assessment of Elders and the coordination of needed services
  • Respite/Chore services
  • Monthly Dinners for Elders