Sexual Assault

From the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

From the United States Department of Justice: Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities such as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.

​​If you are a survivor of sexual assault, it was not your fault and we are here to help.

Call Our Toll Free Number




Call Our Toll Free Number


Or, call the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673

You have been through a traumatic event. Getting help early can help you begin to deal with the emotional and physical pain of sexual assault.

Our Sexual Assault Services Include:

Forensic Medical Exam Support

Trained volunteers and/or staff are available to accompany victims for the FME, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Sessions are available throughout Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens (as funding is available).

Legal Advocacy

For court hearings and conferences with the District Attorney’s Office, as well as with Law Enforcement if you chose to file a report.

Victim Compensation

Reimbursement is available for expenses including medical bills, loss of earnings, mental health counseling, and other financial costs. Eligibility requirements and timelines apply.

Follow Up Support

Our agency will initiate contact, in person or by telephone, to survivors after initial services have been provided.

What To Do:

Go To A Safe Place

Contact a friend, relative, neighbor, teacher, counselor, etc. Do not feel that you are alone; we are here to give you the emotional support you need. 

Seek Medical Attention

As soon as possible, go to a hospital or health center for an examination and treatment of possible venereal disease and pregnancy.

You have the right to a Forensic Medical Exam or Rape Kit within three days of the incident.

Consider Reporting

Whether or not you plan to file charges immediately, reporting the attack will give you the opportunity to press charges at a later time. 


  • Sexual Assaults have soared to 236 percent, with 37 reported so far this year, compared to 11 at the same time in 2021 
  •  Every 68 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted
  •  1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime 
  •  A majority of child victims are 12-17 
  • Only 25 out of every 1,000 perpetrators will end up in prison
  • 6,053 military members reported experiencing sexual assault during military service in 2018 
  • An estimated 80,600 inmates each year experience sexual violence while in prison or jail 
  • An estimated 17.7 million American women had been victims of attempted or completed rape 
  • Women ages 18-24 who are college students are 3 times more likely than women in general to experience sexual violence. Females of the same age who are not enrolled in college are 4 times more likely 

1 is Too Many

Check out the “1 is 2 Many” campaign, a White House initiative that is working to reduce dating violence and sexual assault among students, teens, and young adults.  

24 Hour Crisis Hotline


 800-33-HAVEN (42836)

Survivors needing information, crisis counseling, or safe shelter can call our Hotline number. Collect calls are accepted.

All Information Is Confidential.

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