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Hispanic Alliance-A Force in the Community

There is no arguing that COVID has created numerous challenges for us as a nation, as an agency, and as individuals. Many of the survivors we serve have especially felt the impact of COVID in their own lives and families. Many families who (prior to COVID) struggled to pay their bills and put food on […]

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La Alianza- Una Fuerza en Nuestra Comunidad

Nadie puede discutir que la llegada de COVID-19 ha creado numerosos problemas en el mundo, nuestro país, y la comunidad en general. Muchísimos de nuestros clientes, al igual que sus familias, han sentido el impacto de COVID-19 en sus vidas. Antes de COVID-19, muchas familias ya estaban esforzándose pagar las cuentas mensuales, y poner comida […]

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

In our nation today, teen dating violence is more common than people suspect. According to the Love is Respect Teen Hotline, “One in three teens in the US will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before they become adults, and nearly half (43%) of college women report experiencing […]

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Black History Month- Who We’re Highlighting!

Katherine Johnson Katherine Johnson was an American mathematician who calculated and analyzed the flight paths of many spacecrafts during her more than three decades with the U.S. space program. Her work helped send astronauts to the Moon. When she was a small child, it became apparent that she had a brilliant intelligence and amazing skill […]

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What is Medical Accompaniment?

Medical Accompaniment for a SANE exam Rape Response Advocates support sexual assault survivors in the hospital emergency department. Survivors living within our six county service area (Habersham, Forsyth, Lumpkin, Dawson, Hall, and White) can receive a Forensic Medical Exam at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville. During this exam, a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) collects […]

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What is a Crisis Intervention?

Crisis Intervention Crisis intervention can look like many different things for different people. Advocates provide various ways of meeting with survivors, such as phone or face-to-face sessions, as well as Zoom meetings to accommodate those who may not be comfortable meeting in-person. As staff, we want to cater to the needs of the survivor at […]

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Crisis Line & Volunteer Program

Crisis Line Rape Response has a crisis line that is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling 770-503-7273. The crisis line is answered by trained staff or volunteer Advocates who can assist survivors or their loved ones by listening, offering non-judgmental support, and connecting them to resources or other Rape Response services. […]

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Who are we and how can we help?

Who are we? What are we about? How can we help? These are all questions that we get pretty often here at Rape Response, and today we’re here to answer these questions. Who are we? We are the sexual assault center for six counties in Northeast Georgia. We can provide advocacy, education, and support to […]

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Meet our Bloggers!

Hi everyone! Welcome to our Rape Response blog! We’re so excited you’re here, and we want to take some time to introduce our bloggers to you.  Cody Sumner My name is Cody Sumner, and I’m currently a student at the University of North Georgia majoring in criminal justice. I just started my internship at an […]

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