Sexual Assault Advocacy

Our Sexual Assault Program offers Advocacy in the form of the following services: 


  • Crisis Intervention

  • Information and Referrals

  • Victim Support and Empowerment

  • Support throughout the investigation and Criminal Justice System

  • Assistance filing for financial compensation

  • Accompaniment to the hospital for emotional support and material needs

  • Training to Medical Personnel & Law Enforcement on psychological reactions and needs of sexual assault victims

  • Community Awareness & Prevention Education

  • Support Team on call 24 hours/ 7 days

  • Secondary Victim Services

  • Individual and Group Counseling Referrals

  • Support Group Referrals



Sexual Assault can be one of the most difficult and painful life experiences. You may feel overwhelmed, afraid, and alone. We are here to help in your recovery. Please call the toll free CRISIS LINE to speak with an advocate. 912-538-9935

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Mailing Address

PO Box 853

Vidalia, GA 30475

912-538-9935 Vidalia Office

478-268-9156 Swainsboro Outreach Office

912-216-3898 Sexual Assault Center

The Refuge Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. does not discriminate against individuals or group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability.  If you believe you have been the target of discrimination, you have the right to file a civil rights complaint.  Information on how to file a civil rights complaint can be found on the Office of Justice Programs website ( or by contacting the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council at 404-657-1956

2018 The Refuge

“This project is supported by VOCA Sub-Award No. C19-8-176 administered by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime or the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.”