ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
24-Hour Crisis Hotline
Emergency crisis support, assistance, and referrals are available by calling the 24-hour crisis line, 706-776-HOPE (4673) or toll free 1-800-334-2836. All conversations are confidential. TTY and translation services are available.
A seventeen-bed emergency shelter is available for victims and their dependent children who are in danger and have no other safe place to go. The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day. The shelter offers a homelike atmosphere with a common living, kitchen, and dining room. The facility includes a computer lab, laundry room, children's play room, and a large outdoor playground for children. Circle of Hope's shelter is located at an undisclosed address for the safety and confidentiality of those who seek refuge. Please call the 24-hour hotline to speak with an advocate if you need shelter.
Legal Advocacy Program
Trained legal advocates provide information about accessing the legal system and assist victims obtain Temporary Protective Orders (TPO). The advocate also accompanies the victim to court hearings and helps the victim navigate the judicial system. Advocates also help eligible victims apply for Victim's Compensation and pursue criminal warrants through magistrate court.
Advocates assigned to each county served by Circle of Hope offer support and services to victims of domestic violence who are not currently in the shelter – both former shelter residents and those who have never been in the shelter.
Licensed therapists are available to provide counseling services to victims and their children.
Weekly support group is offered in each county served by Circle of Hope. Groups are for those who have left an abusive relationship or continue to live with their abuser. Group provides a safe place for survivors to share experiences and offer encouragement and support to each other.
Weekly children's support group, mentoring, advocacy, and weekly activities are provided to children staying in the shelter.
Circle of Hope provides a violence prevention curriculum to students in K-12 classrooms to educate children about healthy expression of feelings, self-esteem issues, bullying, and dating/domestic violence prevention.
A Bilingual Victim Advocate is available to assist Spanish-speaking victims of abuse. Victims are provided with the resources, information, and assistance to apply for waivers and visas applicable to their circumstance. A weekly support group for Spanish speaking victims is available.
Two Thrift Store locations in Habersham County help raise local support. Proceeds from the sale of donated items benefit the programs offered by Circle of Hope and donated items directly benefit families moving into safe housing. Donations of gently used clothing, furniture and household items are appreciated and accepted during business hours.