Sex Trafficking / Sexual Exploitation / Sexual Abuse

Local Organization

Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation

http://www.ceasenow.org/

Mission Statement: “CEASE is a caring community. We work through partnerships to create and pursue strategies to address sexual exploitation and the harms created by prostitution. Our work includes public education, client support, bursaries, counseling, trauma recovery and emergency poverty relief for individuals working to heal and rebuild their lives after experiencing exploitation.”

Website includes information on helping the sexually exploited and trafficked as well as education and support for families and communities. There is also information on the site for sex consumers on how their activities affect themselves and others and getting help for sexual addictions.

Local Organization

youthSpark, Inc.

http://www.youth-spark.org/

395 Pryor Street SW 
Suite 2117 
Atlanta, GA 30312

Phone: (404) 612-4628

Mission Statement: “Igniting justice and inspiring change for at-risk youth as we work to end child sex trafficking.”

Provides programs to stop human sex trafficking including youthSpark Voices and A Future. Not A Past. There is ambassador training to educate people about commercial sexual exploitation of children in Georgia. The website also provides information on child sex trafficking.

Local Organization

Street Grace

http://streetgrace.org/

5995 Financial Drive, Suite 180, Norcross, GA 30071

Phone: (678) 809-2111

Mission Statement: Street Grace mobilizes community resources — financial, human and material — to help individuals and organizations effectively fighting DMST through awareness, empowerment and engagement.  Street Grace is working to end DMST in Atlanta, with a vision of ending it throughout the United States.”

Provides information on commercial sexual exploitation of children and how to get involved in preventing it through awareness and volunteering.

Local Organization

Tapestri

www.tapestri.org

PMB 362, 3939 LaVista Road, Suite E, Tucker, GA 30084

Phone: (404) 299-2185 or (866) 317-3733 (outside Metro Atlanta)

Mission: “Tapestri Inc. is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. As advocates for immigrant and refugee families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, Tapestri Inc. is committed to using education, community organizing, direct services and advocacy to ameliorate the lives of these families.

Our name, “Tapestri,” symbolizes the different threads of society coming together to form a safe cover to protect its many colored communities.”

Services include: legal advocacy and services for battered refugee and immigrant women. Crisis counseling, short term shelter or housing assistance, health care, mental health assistance, assistance with legal and/or immigration issues, ESL, vocational skills training, life skills training, translation, and interpretation services for victims of human trafficking.

Local Organization

DeKalb Rape Crisis Center

http://www.dekalbrapecrisiscenter.org/home.html

204 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (404) 377-1428

Phone: (404) 377-1429

Mission: “DeKalb Rape Crisis Center (DRCC) provides direct services, prevention education, and advocacy for youth and adult survivors of sexual assault, their families and the community as a whole.  DRCC helps survivors of sexual violence forge a new beginning, not only to survive their ordeal, but also to become strengthened by it. DRCC is the only agency in DeKalb County offering these services.”

Provides group and individual counseling for victims. This includes a teen support group, women support group, and a LGBTQ Victim to Survivor group. DRCC also provides legal advocacy, prevention education, and hospital accompaniment.

Local Organization

Grady Rape Crisis Center

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive S.E., Atlanta, GA 30303

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (404) 616-4861

Counseling Hours: Mon. through Fri. 8:30AM – 4:30PM (by appointment)

About: “The Grady Rape Crisis Center is a comprehensive program providing crisis intervention, education, advocacy, consultation, information and referrals to sexually assaulted victims, their family, their friends and the community.”

Services include: 24 hour crisis hotline, community education, counseling services, emergency services, and referrals to medical treatment, counseling, legal support, advocacy, etc. Call hotline number if you are in need of services. Teens under 18 should note that if they come in for emergency or medical services they will be referred to Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital.

Local Organization

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center

http://scsacinc.wix.com/

P.O. Box 1788, Jonesboro, GA 30237

24-hour crisis line: (770) 477-2177

Phone: (770) 603-4045 or (770) 507-7772

Mission Statement: “Our mission is to reduce the threat of sexual assault on a local, state and national level through prevention, intervention and education.”

All services are free to residents of Clayton, Henry, Fayette, Pike, Butts, Lamar, and Spalding Counties.

Services include: 24 hour crisis hotline, forensic medical examinations and evidence collection, medical accompaniment, legal accompaniment, victim advocacy, individual counseling, support groups, resource referral network, and child, youth, and adult education programs.

Online Resource and 24-hour Hotline

RAINN (Rape Abuse & Incest National Network)

http://www.rainn.org/

Phone: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Mission Statement: “RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of “America’s 100 Best Charities” by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.”

Website provides a variety of information on sexual assault from reducing your risk to statistics to state resources and recovering from sexual assault.

Local Organization

Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program

http://bcop.org/

P.O Box 361061, Decatur, GA 30036

Phone: (678) 278-8367

Mission: “The foundation’s mission is to provide individual and group counseling, advocacy and rehabilitation services to survivors of domestic violence. The foundation also seeks to be an outlet for community youth who are at risk of becoming victims of violence, substance abuse or who are impacted by health issues.”

Provides individual and group counseling for youth ages 5 thru 18 that have witnessed and/or experienced domestic violence or dating violence or who are survivors of sexual abuse and/or incest.  Also provides advocacy services as well as financial literacy classes for teen and adult women.