Facilitate healing for victims of sexual assault and their families through on-going crisis intervention services; to promote community awareness of the Center's services; to educate students and community about the nature of sexual assault - in terms of prevention as well as the need for support to its survivors; and, to foster strong partnerships with all agencies involved in dealing with sexual assault.
1992 - A task force called Rome Rape Response was formed to meet a recognized community need for services for survivors of sexual assault. Due to lack of funding, it was difficult to schedule and supervise volunteers. After one year, the group diminished into a few volunteers who continued to respond to crisis calls to the best of their abilities.
1995 - The Women's Information Network wrote a grant to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and received funding in August of 1996. It was this grant which would allow for re-establishment under the new name Rape Response of Rome.
1998 - The Rape Response of Rome separated from The Women's Information Network to become an independent, non-profit agency, and changed its name to The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia (SACNWGA).
2008 - SACNWGA opened an office in Fort Oglethorpe that would serve Walker, Catoosa, & Dade Counties.
2012 - The Fort Oglethorpe office became its own independent, non-profit agency, and changed its name to The Sexual Assault Victims Advocacy Center (SAVAC). Since then, SAVAC has maintained each of its funding sources, and has maintained a very active community Board of Directors.
The Sexual Assault Victims Advocacy Center continues to provide free and confidential support services for survivors of sexual assault, stalking, teen dating-violence, & human trafficking. For more information on our services, please see our Services menu.