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Upcoming Events

Martinis at the Mansion
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Mansion on Forsyth Park at 700 Drayton Street will host Martinis at the Mansion to benefit the Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire on Wednesday, July 15th from 5:00-8:00 PM.

Attendees will enjoy $5 martinis as well as other drink and food specials throughout the evening. Proceeds from silent auction featuring artwork, gift cards to area restaurants and a seven-day trip to Daytona Beach, FL will benefit the Center.

For more information, contact the Rape Crisis Center at (912) 233-3000 or call the Mansion on Forsyth Park at (912) 238-5158.

Male ‘Role’ Call Program
Thursday, July 16, 2015
2nd Annual Male “Role” Call will be presented Thursday, July 16th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the United Way of the Coastal Empire at 428 Bull Street. This prevention education and awareness program designed to target young men ages 14-21 with a goal of promoting healthy relationships, encourage bystander intervention and warn of the pitfalls of peer pressure in high school and college. These programs are presented in an effort to avert sexual violence.

Session topics will include: consent, sexting, bullying, rape laws, and responsible sexual behavior. Presenters are RCC staff, District Attorney, Meg Heap representatives from the Health Department, Special Victims Unit and Juvenile Court.

Lunch and snacks will be provided. The program is free and open to the first 50 registrants. To register, click HERE

“Safe at College” Self-Defense
Sunday, July 19, 2015

This two-hour self-defense course will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 19th at the First Presbyterian Church at 520 Washington Avenue. The class is designed enhance and build self-confidence, awareness, and personal safety for young women who will be going to college this fall. Mothers are encouraged to take the class with their daughter(s).  

Call (912) 233-3000 Monday through Friday between 8:30-4:30 p.m. for more information or to register. Space is limited; please RSVP by Friday, July 17th.

Support Group
The Rape Crisis Center will be hosting a support group Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm starting soon. Email us for more information.

Current Openings

Prevention Coordinator
The Rape Crisis Center is currently recruiting for a Prevention Program Coordinator. The Prevention Program Coordinator position is responsible for the coordination, development, implementation and evaluation of dating, domestic and sexual violence primary prevention activities in Bryan, Chatham, Effngham and Liberty counties. To learn more about the position and how to apply, please download the full ad.

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Check out all the great upcoming programs and events. Get more information on our events.

Self Defense Classes
The next Self Defense class will be announced soon. Bring a friend or your daughter to this wonderful class.  For registration contact Rape Crisis at 233-3000 or email us.


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Become a volunteer! 

Become a sexual assault advocate/crisis intervention volunteer at the Rape Crisis Center! Volunteers support victims of sexual assault through the 24 hour crisis line and hospital response. We are looking for mature, empathetic, non-judgmental and dedicated individuals to... make a difference in our community.

If interested, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 912-233-3000 or volunteers@rccsav.org for an application. The next volunteer training dates are TBA. In order to become a volunteer, you must attend all sessions.

All applicants must be at least 21 years old and submit to a criminal background check.


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If the occurrence of rape were audible, its decibel level equal to its frequency, it would overpower our days and nights, interrupt our meals, our bedtime stories, howl behind our lovemaking, and insistent jackhammer of distress. We would demand an end to it. And if we failed to locate its source, we would condemn the whole structure. We would refuse to live under such conditions. - Patricia Weaver Franciso

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Basic Philosophies

  • Our Primary focus is on the victim and her process of recovery.
  • Confidentiality is critical for the safety of our clients and the trust that they have in us, as advocates.
  • Sexual assault is never the victim's fault. The rapist is the one who did the raping.
  • Empowerment through giving support and information will help to strengthen the victim, so that she can follow through with the criminal justice process, function on her job, or just get on with her life in general. We cannot make everything ok, but we can focus on her power as the only witness to the crime and as a person who can regain her sense of herself.
  • Every victim of sexual assault has the right and the choice of reporting and having a rape examination, regardless of the circumstances of her case. She also has a right to be heard and to heal at her own pace.
  • Every victim is in a state of crisis and is experiencing trauma on some level. This is normal and it contributes to her confusion, her indecision, and her fear. She may also be greatly affected by the damage to her self-esteem and this can have a profound influence on interactions with the police, medical and court personnel.
  • The victim needs the police and the police need her in order to prosecute. However, the relationship is not an equal one. The police represent authority and she may feel powerless and easily intimidated. As advocates, we can be the buffer between the victim and the police, helping her understand their role in the process
  • A victim's greatest fear is that she will not be believed. Considering how difficult it is to report a rape, the likelihood of anyone reporting falsely is very unusual. As advocates, we believe her from the beginning, knowing that if there is any falsehood, it will eventually surface. In cases of false reports, the victim often has other problems that should be addressed and referrals should be made to to other agencies.


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