Raises Awareness

The Cottage - Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center

The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center raises awareness and facilitates the healing of individuals, families and communities affected by sexual violence and child abuse. 

 A little history: The Cottage staff, interns and volunteers believe in the dignity of the individual, the ultimate right to make choices, advocacy for every person and the ability to heal.  The Cottage first began as a response to a serial rapist in 1974 by a group known as the Athens Feminist.   The Cottage was purely a volunteer run organization until 1985 when The Cottage, then known as Rape Crisis Line, gained Victims of Crime Act funding.  Rape Crisis Line facilitated a 24/7 crisis hotline along with support services to adult survivors of sexual assault.  In 1995, Rape Crisis Line became known as the Sexual Assault Center of Northeast Georgia and added the services of a Children’s Advocacy Center.  The Sexual Assault Center of Northeast Georgia continued to facilitate a 24/7 crisis hotline along with support services to adult survivors and added the service of forensic interviews of children and support services to  child survivors of abuse and their families.  In 2009, the Sexual Assault Center of Northeast Georgia was renamed The Cottage, Sexual Assault Center & Children’s Advocacy Center in an effort to be more inclusive to all the survivors served by The Cottage. 

Today: The Cottage serves adult survivors of sexual assault from Clarke, Oconee, Madison and Oglethorpe Counties.  The Cottage also serves child survivors of abuse and their families from Clarke and Oconee Counties.

Adult Services
For those impacted by sexual assault past or present
Teen Services
Helping teens protect themselves and recover from assault
Child Services
Services for physical or sexual abuse, witness to violence or homicide
Prevention Awareness
Stopping the cycle of abuse by providing education and support
Upcoming Events

March 20 - Cottage 5K and 1/4 Marathon Sandy Creek Nature Center from 1:30PM to 4:00PM. Register here.

June 10 - The Cottage Classic Charity Golf Tournament UGA Golf Course from 7:30AM to 2:00PM.


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