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

Unplugged!

October 19, 2017 

Join The Cottage for our annual fundraising concert. There will be acoustic music, food from local restaurants, raffles, and a silent auction. 

Tickets for this event are twenty dollars each. All proceeds from our event will go toward providing counseling services for our clients.

Hear live music from:
diet dangfly! with special guest Betsy Franck,
Sean & Tay from Broken String Band,
Ty Manning and the Slawdog Biscuits, 
and
Athens Tiny Jazz Arkestra!

Click below to purchase a ticket now. 

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Sponsors of the Cottage
Location

Sustainer Sponsors - $2000

 
Joe Polaneczky at Keller Williams Greater Athens
 
Blind Pig Tavern
 
Team Oliver Mortgage

RSS Insurance

Advocate Sponsors - $1000


Athens-Clarke Emergency Specialists


Pinnacle Bank
 

 

Protector Sponsors -$500

 
Classic City Orthodontics
 
Edward Jones
 
National Bank of Georgia

Jane and Steve Bumgarner

St. Mary’s Health Care System

Phil Hughes Honda

AAA Sanitation

College Pro Landscaping
 
Sunshine Pediatrics
 
         

Supporter Sponsors - $250

  • Turner & Patat Certified Public Accountants
  • Cook, Noell, Tolley, & Bates, LLP
  • First American Bank
  • Clothes Mentor 
  • Debra M. Finch, PC - Child Advocacy and Adoption Law
  • Joe Costa & Associates, Inc.