National Domestic Violence Resources:
- The Link Research Project: Understanding the Link Between Child Maltreatment and Woman Battering
- Child Welfare Information Gateway – Children and Domestic Violence
Georgia resources for domestic violence include:
Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state.
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
24-Hour Statewide Crisis Line
Hotline: 800-33-HAVEN (1-800-334-2836)
Staff and trained volunteers offer immediate crisis support, assistance and referrals to victims of abuse using a dedicated crisis line. All conversations and services are confidential. The hotline is available in Spanish and other language translations as well as TTY for the hearing impaired.
P.O. Box 8181
Atlanta, GA 31106
Hotline: (404) 452-6248 (24-hour Crisis Hotline)
Phone: (404) 496-4038
Ahimsa House provides a 24-hour hotline, assistance to domestic violence victims, including pets in safety planning and protective orders, emergency safe housing and veterinary care for pets while their owners stay at a domestic violence shelter, and other services. These services are available anywhere in Georgia.
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
114 New Street, Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030
Hotline: 800-33-HAVEN (800-334-2836) (24-hour Crisis Hotline)
Phone: (404) 209-0280
The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, programs that assist with transitional housing, training programs for advocates and public policy work.
Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault
817 West Peachtree Street, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30308
Hotline: (404)815-5261 (Rape Crisis Hotline)
GNSEA provides assistance finding help for sexual assault victims. Their website can help victims connect with the closest rape crisis center. They also provide information about Rape Trauma Syndrome.
Precious Petals Ministry
P.O. Box 114
Avondale, GA 30002
Phone: (678) 751-9023 (Administrative)
Services include domestic violence and child abuse and neglect education for schools, churches, and youth groups, crisis intervention, information and referrals, assistance with new and used clothing, and school supplies for children of violence, and assistance with filing restraining orders.
P.O. Box 12337
Atlanta, GA 30355
Hotline: (404) 842-0725
Phone: (404) 876-0670 (Administrative)
Phone: (866) 725-7423 or (877) 672-5742 (Toll Free)
Raksha’s services include crisis intervention, information and referrals, interpretation and translation, legal and general advocacy, individual and family counseling. They serve the entire South Asian community including South Asian domestic violence victims.
3939 Lavista Rd. Suite E
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (404) 299-2185
Tapestri, Inc. provides services for immigrant and/or refugee victims of domestic violence as well as human trafficking victims. Services include an expansive legal advocacy program and an anti-human trafficking program. The anti-human trafficking program provides crisis counseling, short-term shelter or housing assistance, health care, mental health assistance, assistance with legal and immigration issues, ESL (English as a Second Language)/vocational skills training, life skills training, translation and interpretation services. They provide services in many languages including English and Spanish.
Georgia Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantees
Basic Center Program
Phone: (229) 431-1121
Young Adult Guidance Center, Inc.
Phone: (404) 792-7616
Safe Harbor Children's Shelter
Phone: (912) 267-6000
Advocates for Bartow's Children
Phone: (770) 387-1143
Youth Connections, Inc.
East Point, GA
Phone: (404) 559-9297
Greenbriar Children's Center
Phone: (912) 234-3431
Park Place Outreach
Phone: (912) 234-4048
Georgia Educational Learning Center, Inc.
Phone: (770) 599-0620
Christian City Home for Children, Inc.
Union City, GA
Phone: (770) 964-3301
Maternity Group Home Program
None at this time.
Transitional Living Program
Phone: (229) 431-1121
Phone: (404) 486-9034
Young Adult Guidance Center
Phone: (404) 792-7616
Street Outreach Program
Phone: (229) 431-1121
Help for Families & Youth
Help for Runaway & Homeless Youth
National Runaway Safeline
Live Chat: www.1800runaway.org
Help for Victims & Survivors of Domestic ViolenceNational Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) | TTY: 1-800-787-3224
Live Chat: www.thehotline.orgFree and confidential help is available for victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day. If you need help or just want someone to talk to, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. As a survivor of domestic violence, your safety is at high risk when you leave an abusive relationship and right after you make that decision. It is important to work with a domestic violence advocate to develop a safety plan. Advocates can help you develop a plan for emergencies, connect you to community resources and discuss your options. For additional information on accessing help and resources, read Getting Help with Family Violence.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
Battered Women's Justice Project Criminal and Civil Justice Center & National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
National Latin@ Network of Healthy Families and Communities
(651) 646-5553Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
Website and telephone number coming soon.
Expanding Services for Children & Youth Exposed DV Technical Assistance Futures Without Violence Children’s Program
National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence
(206) 568-7777Help for Victims of Human Trafficking & Commercial Sexual Exploitation
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to Be Free (233733)
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
Locate a FYSB-funded Runaway & Homeless Youth Program
Locate a FYSB-funded Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program
Last Reviewed: July 1, 2017
Georgia House Bills:
Working together with its statewide partners, GCADV has had several public policy accomplishments over the last few years, including the following:
- Georgia Senate Bill 193, which ensures that a previous family violence battery conviction against the same victim or any family violence conviction against any household member would result in a subsequent family violence battery and would be punished as a felony. This bill was signed into law and became effective July 1, 2016.
- Georgia House Bill 827, which establishes a protocol for local law enforcement for the handling and submission of rape kits to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for testing. This bill was signed into law and became effective July 1, 2016.
- Georgia Senate Bill 72, which expands the harassing phone calls statute to include electronic and online harassment. This bill was signed into law and became effective July 1, 2015.
- Georgia House Bill 117, which extends eligibility for the receipt of unemployment benefits to victims of domestic violence who voluntarily leave their employment as a result of that violence, among other provisions to modernize the state’s unemployment insurance program. This bill was signed into law and became effective May 6, 2015.
- Georgia House Bill 452, which amends the statute authorizing Georgia’s Protective Order Registry so that criminal family violence orders, including stay-away orders in bond or probation conditions, can be entered into that registry. This bill was signed into law and became effective July 1, 2015.
- Georgia House Bill 911, making strangulation assault a felony offense. This bill was signed into law and became effective July 1, 2014.
- Georgia Senate Bill 86, which authorizes law enforcement to arrest on non-violent violations of bond and probation conditions on domestic violence offenses. This bill was signed into law and became effective May 6, 2013.
- Worked with state funders and state lawmakers to ensure that key changes to the state domestic violence funding allocations processes were implemented and that funding allocations remained stable.
- Worked with state funders and state lawmakers to improve access to funding for domestic violence programs providing services to underserved and marginalized communities.
- Georgia House Bill 711, which provides for confidential communications between advocates at Georgia’s domestic violence and sexual assault centers and the victims they serve and eliminates the spousal privilege in domestic violence criminal cases. This bill was signed into law and became effective January 1, 2013.
GCADV works extensively with its member programs to engage them in legislative and public policy advocacy on issues that affect domestic violence survivors and their children. Get Involved!
GCADV Public Policy Agenda for FY 2017.
- View our Legislative Reports for the latest news on what’s going on at the Georgia State Capitol.
- For statistics on services provided by Georgia’s state-certified domestic violence and sexual assault programs in 2016, click here.
- Want to meet with your state legislators, but not quite sure what to expect? Confused about the legislative process? We’ve got you covered! Check out the videos!
- House Bill 911 to make strangulation assault a felony offense has been signed into law! View photos from the bill signing, and learn more about the law.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about legislative advocacy.
- Recent legislative accomplishments include the passage and signing into law of House Bill 711 and Senate Bill 86. Click here and here for photos from the signing ceremonies with the Governor
FEDERAL-LEVEL PUBLIC POLICY WORK
Find your U.S. Senators and Congressman HERE.
There are several policy issues being deliberated that directly affect survivors of domestic violence and their children. Please take time to contact your members of Congress with the following messages:
- Fund targeted investments for the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act and related key programs at Health and Human Services.
- Release additional funds from the Victims of Crime Act Fund (VOCA)
- Fund targeted investments in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) including Services, Training, Officers and Prosecutors (STOP) state formula grant program, Civil Legal Assistance for Victims program, Services for Rural Victims grant program, Transitional Housing grant program, Grants to Encourage Arrest program and the Sexual Assault Services Program.
OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES:
What Marsy’s Law Does
Marsy’s Law Model Language
Dept. of Justice
- Help and Information for Crime Victims
- Office of Justice Programs
- American Indian & Alaska Native Affairs
- Civil Rights
- Juvenile Justice
- Technology To Fight Crime
Office of Victims of Crime
National Domestic Violence Registry
Surviving Parents Coalition
Clery Center for Security on Campus
National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes
National Crime Victim Law Institute
The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is a non-profit research, education, and advocacy organization located at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. NCVLI is the only national organization in the country working to protect victims’ rights in criminal trial and appellate courts. NCVLI’s mission is to actively promote balance and fairness in the justice system through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education, and resource sharing.
National Center For Crime Victims
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them.
National Organization For Victim Assistance
Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national group of its kind in the worldwide victims’ movement. NOVA’s mission is to promote rights and services for victims of crime and crisis everywhere.
National Organization Of Parents Of Murdered Children
Dedicated to providing ongoing emotional support to anyone, family member or friend, who is working through the trauma-grief of losing a loved one to murder or the violence of an attempted murder.
National Organization Of Victims Of Juvenile Murderers
The National Organization of Victims Of Juvenile Murderers (NOVJM) exists to support and inform loved ones who were murdered by juveniles, and also to advocate for victims’ rights in the criminal justice system.
Common Ground’s Victim Assistance Program provides access to counselors and advocates for crime victims.