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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 29, 2010

Local Programs

Georgia

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Advocates at the organizations below can support you and help you find ways to stay safe.  You can also look up Crisis Hotlines in your county through the Family Violence in Georgia website: http://www.gadfcs.org/familyviolence/shelter_list.php

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Albany

Liberty House of Albany
PO Box 2046
Albany, GA 31702
Hotline: (229) 439-7065 or (800) 334-2836
Phone: (229) 439-7094
Fax: (229) 883-2635
Web: http://www.libertyhouseofalbany.com
Provides shelter and services for Domestic Violence victims and their children. Serves Dougherty, Baker, Early, Miller, Clay, Calhoun, Lee, Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Schley, Webster, Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Terrell, and Sumter Counties.

Athens

Project Safe
PO Box 7532
Athens, GA 30604
Hotline: (706) 543-3331
Phone: (706) 549-0922
Phone: (706) 765-8019 (Teen texting line)
Web: http://www.project-safe.org
Project Safe is a 501c3 non profit organization working to end domestic violence through prevention and educational programs, crisis intervention, ongoing supportive services for survivors of domestic violence and their children, and advocacy/ systems change work in the Athens community.

Atlanta

Ahimsa House
PO Box 8181
Atlanta, GA 31106
Hotline: (404) 452-6248 (24 hour crisis line)
Phone: (404) 496-4038
Web: http://www.ahimsahouse.org
Email: info@ahimsahouse.org
Helping human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. We provide a 24-hour hotline, assistance to victims in 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.

Baitul Salaam Network
P.O. Box 115470
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: (404) 366-6610 or (770) 255-8500
Phone: Toll Free: 800-285-9489 (Enter Pin number "00"" when prompted)."
Web: http://www.baitulsalaam.org
Email: general@baitulsalaam.org
Baitul Salaam network manages an outreach office in Stonewall, Georgia that provides counseling services emergency assistance to survivors.

Catholic Charities
Northlake Office: Northlake Office Park, 2305 Parklake Drive, Suite 150, Building 9, Atlanta, GA 30345
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 678-222-3920 (Legal services intake line)
Fax: Confidential Fax: (404) 885-7477
Web: http://catholiccharitiesatlanta.org/
Serving immigrants in GA with legal assistance, help for families experiencing abuse and other services. Provides legal consultation for immigrant victims of domestic violence or human trafficking who are seeking a U visa, a T visa, or protection under the Violence Against Women Act. Legal services are offered through the Northlake Office and must be scheduled over the phone: the intake line is available Monday through Thursday between 8:00 AM and 12:00 noon.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence
PO BOX 170255
Atlanta, GA 30317
Hotline: Fulton County Hotline: 404-873-1766
Phone: Gwinnett County Hotline: 770-963-9799
Phone: 404-870-9600
Fax: 404-870-9611
Web: http://www.padv.org
Email: info@padv.org
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) is Georgia's largest nonprofit domestic violence organization, and provides a number of services for victims, including shelter, safety planning, and legal advocacy. PADV also runs a 24 hour crisis line for Fulton and Gwinnett county.

Raksha: A Non-Profit Support Network for South Asians
PO BOX 12337
Atlanta, GA 30355
Hotline: (404) 842-0725 (9am to 5pm)
Phone: (866) 725-7423 or 877-672-5742 (Toll Free)
Phone: (404) 876-0670 (Office)
Fax: (404) 876-4525
Web: http://www.raksha.org
Email: raksha@raksha.org
Raksha addresses social issues within the South Asian community such as family and sexual violence and divorce, as well as issues concerning children, senior citizens and new immigrants. Raksha provides free and confidential support services such as crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and interpretation services. Raksha also runs a helpline, which is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Shalom Bayit (Jewish Family and Career Services)
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
Phone: (770) 677-9300 (Dunwoody Office)
Web: https://yourtoolsforliving.org/services/counseling/shalom-bayit-domestic-violence
Shalom Bayit is a program offered through Jewish Family and Career Services that provides short and long-term assistance to those facing physical violence, or emotional or sexual abuse in their families or intimate relationships. Shalom Bayit offers support groups, individual counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, and referrals for people affected by abusive relationships.

Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 171
Atlanta, GA 30031
Hotline: (404) 688-9436 (24 hours)
Phone: 404-370-7670
Web: http://www.wrcdv.org
The Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence operates a safe house, a 24-hour domestic and dating violence hotline and provides legal advocacy, consultations with attorneys, domestic violence support groups, financial planning, and community education and advocacy services.

Augusta

Safe Homes of Augusta
PO Box 3187
Augusta, GA 30914
Hotline: 706-736-2499
Phone: 706-736-2499
Web: http://www.safehomesdv.org
SafeHomes Augusta provides services to victims throughout East Central Georgia, including Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Jefferson, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, and Wilkes Counties. Services provided by SafeHomes include a 24-Hour Crisis line, Emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups and counseling, life skills classes, parenting classes, residential aftercare, children's programs, teen dating violence intervention, and community education.

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