RSVP Resources

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.



Advocacy

UGA Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) and Advocacy
Health Promotion Department – University Health Center, 55 Carlton Street, Athens GA 30602
www.uhs.uga.edu/rsvp/rsvp-intro • 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.

Project Safe
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.



Counseling

UGA Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS)
Corner of College Station and E. Campus Rd.
www.uhs.uga.edu/caps/welcome • 706-542-2273 • 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday, after hours by emergency

UGA ASPIRE Clinic
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
www.aspireclinic.org • 706-542-4486 • 8:00am-8:00pm Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-5:00pm Friday

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)

Family Counseling Services of Athens
1435 Oglethorpe Ave., Athens, GA 30606
www.fcsathens.com • 706-549-7755

Samaritan Center for Counseling and Wellness
455 North Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30601
www.samaritannega.org • 706-369-7911



Medical Care

University Health Center
Corner of College Station and E. Campus Rd.
www.uhs.uga.edu • 706-542-1162

Athens Regional Medical Center
1199 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30606
www.armc.org
For 24-hour emergency service call 911 or 706-475-7000

St. Mary’s Hospital
1230 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30606
www.stmarysathens.com
For 24-hour emergency service call 911 or 706-389-3000



National Organizations and Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline
www.thehotline.org
For 24-hour confidential assistance on domestic or dating violence, call 800-799-SAFE (7233) or chat via website
National Sexual Assault Hotline
www.rainn.org
For 24-hour confidential assistance on sexual violence, call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Stalking Resource Center
www.victimsofcrime.org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center
For information on stalking, safety planning and getting help.

Love Is Respect
www.loveisrespect.org
For 24-hour confidential assistance on healthy relationships, call 866-331-9474 or chat via website

Not Alone
www.notalone.gov
Resources and information for college students and schools about sexual violence



Reporting Options

University of Georgia Police Department
Hodgson Oil Building, Oconee Road
www.ps.uga.edu
For 24-hour emergency service on-campus call 911 from on-campus location

Athens-Clarke County Police
3035 Lexington Road, Athens, GA 30605
www.accpd.org
For 24-hour emergency service off-campus call 911 from off-campus location

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