If you or someone you know has been victimized by sexual assault or child abuse, call our Crisis Hotline now. A compassionate and trained advocate will be waiting to talk with you.



Local: 706-353-1912

24 hours a day | 7 days a week

For Emergencies, dial 911.

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The Cottage is with you after the trauma of child abuse and sexual assault, so that you can heal.

Learn about the free services we offer:

The Cottage welcomes everyone regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, ability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, familial status or language spoken in Athens-Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Madison County, GA.


We are on a mission to change these statistics.

The Cottage is raising awareness and facilitating the healing of individuals, families and communities affected by sexual violence and child abuse.

Ready to join the community and be part of the solution? Here’s how:

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For the past 45 years The Cottage has been supporting the healing of our community.

With local support, The Cottage helped 147 adults and 747 children in 2018.

There is still more work to be done and your support is needed.


When you donate to The Cottage, your money goes toward helping your neighbor and community.


can fund

supplies used during a child’s therapy session


can fund the

food for a support group


can fund an

adult survivor’s therapy session


can fund

one day of advocacy services for an adult or child

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Friends of the Cottage are individuals and businesses that make sustaining donations. They help support our mission to raise awareness and support the healing of individuals, families and communities affected by sexual violence and child abuse.


Sustainer Sponsors

Protector Sponsors

Clothes Mentor • St. Mary’s Health Care System • The Bumgarner Foundation • Queen’s Choice Realty, LLC & Virtual Properties Realty • American Pride Bank • College Pro Landscaping • AAA Sanitation


Supporter Sponsors

Joe Costa Associates • Heyward Allen Cadillac, Buick, GMC, and Toyota, • DMD Family Dentistry • Athens American Bank & Trust • Daniel Rettl


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