Being a survivor of violence can leave a person feeling humiliated, angry or helpless. In fact, many survivors feel like they want to forget about the whole experience. Making decisions about how to deal with the experience can be an important step in healing and restoring a person’s sense of control over her or his life.
Below are some options for help. If you’re not sure where to turn, an RSVP advocate is available to discuss your options and support any decision you decide to make.
UGA Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) and Advocacy
Health Promotion Department – University Health Center, 55 Carlton Street, Athens GA 30602
www.healthpromotion.uga.edu/rsvp/ • 24-Hour Hotline: 706-542-SAFE (7233) • 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
For free and confidential advocacy services, information and referrals regarding sexual violence, relationship/dating violence, and stalking. Can provide access to forensic evidence collection examination if assault happened within past 120 hours.
The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center
3019 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605
www.northgeorgiacottage.org • 877-363-1912 • 24-hours
For free and confidential crisis information, advocacy services and referrals regarding sexual violence. Can provide access to forensic evidence collection examination if assault happened within past 120 hours.
P.O. Box 7532, Athens, GA 30604
www.project-safe.org • 706-543-3331 • 24-hours
For free and confidential information and advocacy services about domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
UGA Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation
College of Education – 424 Aderhold Hall
706-542-8508 • 8:00am-8:00pm Monday-Thursday (Friday only available for assessment)
Stalking Resource Center
For information on stalking, safety planning and getting help.
Resources and information for college students and schools about sexual violence
University of Georgia Equal Opportunity Office
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building, Athens GA 30602
eoo.uga.edu • 706-542-7912
For reporting relationship or sexual violence involving another member of the UGA community