The Refuge Sexual Assault Center

Rape is one of the most difficult and painful life experiences. You may feel overwhelmed, afraid and alone. We are here to help in your recovery.


The Refuge houses one of the few free-standing full-service rape crisis programs in the State of Georgia. Rape/Sexual Assault victims in The Refuge five county service area no longer have to be treated out of town or in the emergency room of their local hospital. The Rape Crisis Center provides confidential, private exams by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) who are certified and trained by the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault while allowing law enforcement to interview the victim while the details are still fresh in her mind. The Rape Crisis Center works with the victim through counseling, support groups and legal advocacy.

The Refuge Sexual Assault Center offers:


  • Crisis Intervention

  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

  • On site forensic examinations performed by SANEs

  • Rape Crisis Advocacy Program

  • Community Awareness & Education Program

  • Therapy

Help us fight  the battle against  sexual assault, for more information call 


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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. C18-8-207 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.”