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The Refuge Sexual Assault Center

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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

  • Non-Fatal Strangulation Assessments


Meet Our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners


Heather Williams

Amber Clark


Lucy Bryant


Shelby Morrison 


Sheryl Disharoon


Kristian Kirkland

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