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Please take a few moments of your time to discover who we are and what we do for the people of our community and the surrounding communities here at The Cottage in Richmond Hill!

Population Served: Victims of trauma and crime and their family members.

Examples: Physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse/assault, trafficking, strangulation, domestic/intimate partner/family violence, dating violence, bullying.

Services Available:

1. Crisis Intervention

2. Victim Advocacy

3. Trauma Assessment

4. Mental Health Referral Services

5. Initial and follow-up medical care and/or forensic evidence collection for child and adolescent victims (birth through age 17) of physical and sexual abuse (including child and adolescent trafficking victims) or neglect.

6. Initial medical care with evidence collection for adult victims of acute sexual assault. "Acute sexual assault" includes those who were sexually assaulted within the last 10 days and evidence collection is still possible.

7. Assistance with filing for benefits under the Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program.

8. Case Management

9. Other Referral Services

Prevention: Our organization leads and participates in abuse prevention programs and initiatives.

Community Education and Outreach: Our staff provides community education and outreach initiatives to educate professionals, community partners, government organizations, and other organizations. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us to schedule a presentation!

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Child abuse, domestic/intimate partner abuse, and sexual violence have been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our nation. Victims of violence need timely, high-quality, evidence-based, specialized, medical-forensic care to facilitate proper healing and prevent long-term health complications. Many victims also desire evidence collection and preservation to aid in the prosecution of their alleged offenders.

Due to the high risk for infection, long wait times, and availability of staff to care for patients presenting for non-emergent complaints, the emergency department, is definitely not the place for victims without an immediate, life-threatening emergency. Further, the likelihood of evidence collection is extremely unlikely.

Our Team

Our highly specialized and experienced medical-forensic and advocacy team at The Cottage in Richmond Hill are available and ready to respond to victims of violence 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. It is our goal to ensure you receive timely, specialized care and services delivered by highly trained and experienced professionals in a private, compassionate, and safe environment.

Click HERE to meet our team of professionals!

Our Response to COVID-19

To better serve victims of trauma and violence while also promoting social distancing to reduce the risk of infection to our patients, we have recently added telemedicine and virtual visits, as well as telephone advocacy, crisis intervention, and support.

As a reminder, the illustration below outlines a few of the services we are able to provide to victims of violence in our specialized, community-based clinic in Richmond Hill.

Contact Us

We are available to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year!

Should you need our services, please call us: (912) 445-2517


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