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Support Services

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender, identity, income, ability, religion, or geography.

24/7 CRISIS HOTLINE

The helpline is answered by staff who are available to listen, support, and provide information or referrals to callers over the phone. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  All calls are confidential, and the caller may choose to remain anonymous. If you are in a crisis, our advocates are on-call at all times to serve you.

Local  (706) 419-8775​

24 HOUR HOSPITAL ACCOMPANIMENT

Trained volunteers and staff are always available for medical and hospital advocacy. Hospital advocates offer unconditional support, important knowledge, and resources and can act as liaisons between you (the survivor) and medical personnel. If you are injured or need medical treatment, one of our advocates will accompany you on the scene at the hospital or medical appointment.

ON-SITE FORENSIC EXAMS

Forensic Medical Exams are performed right here at the Sexual Assault Center. If you go to the hospital first,  our staff will arrange to relocate you and any loved ones supporting you. Should you decide that a forensic examination is right for you, our center is equipped with a medical suite in a safe, protected environment separate from the local hospital. Once at the center, our experienced Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE/RN) will take the time you need to explain fully the exam process. Your Victim Advocate will accompany and provide ongoing support to you throughout the process.

ONE-ON-ONE CRISIS INTERVENTION

If you would like to speak with an advocate one-on-one, we can set up a time that fits your schedule to meet at the Sexual Assault Center.  This support is also available to significant others, family, or friends of survivors. All conversations are confidential. Please note that our staff are here to help, but we are not certified counselors. Our advocates can provide referrals to our in-house Licensed Professional Counselor who is experienced as a trauma therapist. We are also happy to refer you to a counseling professional if that would be your preference.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY

Victim Advocates provide support and information to survivors who choose to prosecute their offenders. Assistance is provided regarding reporting options, the victim's rights, victim impact statements, applying for victim's compensation, and legal hearings and processes. Advocates can also prepare temporary protective orders for victims if eligible.

COURT ACCOMPANIMENT

Advocates serve as companions to victims during the court process. It is your right to have your Advocate present with you at your request throughout any part of the criminal justice procedure. 

INFORMATION & REFERRALS

We can offer information and referrals to those we serve within the community. We partner with many agencies in Walker, Dade, and Catoosa County, and we can assist in finding the services you are looking for. 

COUNSELING & SUPPORT GROUPS

Our trauma-informed professional counselors are available to our clients at no cost. They are available to work with survivors and their loved ones as they move through the recovery process. We also offer support groups at times; stay tuned for updates on when our next one starts!

** We are currently accepting new clients for counseling. We have availability- call us today to get set up with free counseling services! **

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & EDUCATION

The Sexual Assault Center offers awareness and prevention education to local community groups, parenting organizations, and health fairs. We can present at elementary, middle, high school, and college levels. The curriculum available to the community includes presentations on Erin's Law, Consent, Healthy Relationships, Human Trafficking, and How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex. Visit our Education & Outreach tab for further information. To schedule education for your school or community group, contact our office at 706-861-0929.

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