Honoring the volunteer efforts of Beauticontrol Consultant Sara Green
Volunteer Service Grant Amount Awarded: $14,000
STAR’s mission is to provide the best quality of crisis intervention, education, and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault and abuse as well as their families and their community. For 35 years, STAR has operated out of Anchorage, Alaska. Their hallmark has been Direct Service Advocacy work, which includes a 24/7 crisis line that responds to reports of sexual assault and abuse, as well as providing on-going support and age-appropriate prevention seminars.
I look forward to the opportunity to engage further with STAR in the critical nature of their work. Alaska leads the nation in reports of sexual assault, rape, and child sexual abuse, per capita. In essence, you could cut Alaska’s rates in half, and we would still be proportionately at more than twice the national average. My heartfelt thanks to the W.H.O. Foundation for this generous award which will go a long way toward supporting these critical services.