About Us

About the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center

The mission of the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center (STTARS) is to advocate for safe housing for all our relatives. We do this work through centering Indigeneity, acknowledging our relationship to Earth Mother, building on each other’s gifts, resisting oppression and erasure, and acting upon the prayers of our ancestors to honor diversity and create belonging for us all.

STTARS: Safety, Training, Technical Assistance and Resources Support

Our Vision: Safe House for All Our Relatives

About STTARS Logo

Meet Jearica Fountain, Artist of STTARS Logo

Jearica Fountain (Karuk Tribe and descendant of Nisenan, Pit River, and Miwok) is an Indigenous land protector and climate justice warrior. Her logo was selected to represent the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center. Jearica beautifully captured the image of safe housing and shelter access for Indigenous people on or off reservations. She captured the concepts of “home” and “belonging” and the impact of climate change on Mother Earth. She perfectly balanced the diversity and uniqueness of our Native cultures and traditions for the logo theme of “Safe Housing for All Our Relatives.'' We honor Jearica for her support of the critical work of STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center and for her beautiful logo concept.

Our Housing Team

Brianna sitting outside in the desert, wearing clear glasses, a long delicate necklace and she has long brown hair with bangs.
Program Assistant

Brianna Cervantes (She/They) is Chumash and is thrilled to join NIWRC as a… More Info ››

Caroline LaPorte headshot
Director of the STTARS Indigenous Safe Housing Center

Caroline LaPorte (immediate descendant of the Little River Band Of Ottawa… More Info ››

Clarice Charlie-Hubbard
STTARS Safe Housing and Shelter Specialist

Clarice Charlie-Hubbard is the STTARS Safe Housing and Shelter Specialist at the National Indigenous Women’s… More Info ››

Senior Housing Specialist

Gwendolyn Packard (Ihanktonwan Dakota) has worked for many years in Indian country, both at the national and tribal… More Info ››