Situated on Georgia’s beautiful coast, The Cottage is a free-standing, community-based, medical-forensic clinic and victim service center located in Richmond Hill, Georgia. Serenity Hill, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), victim service organization, has partnered with Ingram-Jones & Associates at "The Cottage" to provide high-quality, evidence-based, trauma-informed, forensic-medical care and victim services. At The Cottage, we offer crisis intervention, sub-specialty medical-forensic care, advocacy, trauma assessments, and referral services to children, adolescents, and adults who have suffered trauma, including victims of abuse and crime and their families. We also assist clients and their family members with filing for benefits under the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program.
At The Cottage, our trauma-informed staff and volunteers are highly trained and experienced in providing a person-centered response to trauma and violence, and our medical providers are highly trained, experienced, and certified in the provision of sub-specialty, medical-forensic care to patients across the lifespan. The Cottage is the only victim service center in Bryan County, Georgia, and it is the only free-standing medical-forensic clinic in the state of Georgia.
The Cottage also offers clinical training programs and internships to undergraduate and graduate-level students and serves as a national training center for nursing and medical professionals across the country seeking sub-specialty training in forensics.
When and Where to Seek Care
In sexual assault cases and those involving suspected child abuse or neglect, knowing when to seek emergency medical treatment in an emergency department setting is important. Find out where and when to seek emergent care after a sexual assault and in cases of suspected child or adolescent sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect.