Dear Friends,

Thank you for your continued commitment to respond to the emerging needs of victims, survivors, their families. We are held together in community as we realize how important our collective work is at this time.  Thank you to all the advocates and direct service providers who continue to show-up, listen up, and work with survivors to identify new strategies that can help people be safer and find housing and shelter when it is needed. ANDVSA reaffirms our commitment to do everything we can to support you, listen to you, and advocate on your behalf.  We remain grounded in our mission-

ANDVSA is a collective movement to end violence and oppression through social change.

It is good we are working together.  Please let us know how we can be of greater assistance and contact us with your thoughts or ideas.  Be well, friends.

Carmen Lowry
Executive Director

For Survivors

The domestic violence/sexual assault program in your area is a safe place. Advocates are working to ensure that people who need help can continue to access their services. If you need help, click here to find the program in your area. For information about legal services and how COVID-19 has impacted the legal system, visit our Legal Help page.

For Service Providers

Points of contact

Contact the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  to discuss concerns and prepare for how coronavirus may impact your program’s operations and services.

      Phone: (907) 465-4356

Contact ANDVSA for technical assistance on providing services, confidentiality, trauma-informed responses during crisis, and other issues related to service delivery and programmatic support. Click here to download the ANDVSA contact list or use the contact information below.

      Phone: (907) 586-3650
      Email: mswobod[at]

Employees are eligible for federally mandated COVID-19 leave. This leave requires specific documentation and a board approved policy. For guidance and examples of policies you can adapt, refer to:

Agencies can also offer hazard pay to advocates. For an example policy and guidance, refer to:

For more information about the requirements for hazard pay and COVID-19 leave, view the April 13 Briefing email.

Other sample policies:

Who to Contact

DVSA Direct service providers are welcome to contact ANDVSA staff for support in these areas. Click to download the list in PDF format.


Lauree Morton
Advocacy Initiatives Director


Rae Romberg
Prevention Initiatives Director

Legal Issues & Confidentiality

Christine Pate
Legal Program Director

Katy Soden
Senior Staff Attorney

Program & Organizational Issues

Brenda Stanfill
Executive Director