WANT TO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST SEXUAL VIOLENCE?
University Hospital, Augusta University and Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments regarding the continuing spread of the coronavirus.
The health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers and community is of paramount importance. With this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all Sexual Assault Awareness Month Activities until Fall 2020. This includes our 11th Annual Take Back the Day 5K scheduled for April 18, 2020 as well as our 24th Annual Take Back the Night scheduled for April 23, 2020.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
WHO WE ARE
Since 1975, Rape Crisis & Sexual Assault Services has provided quality, efficient and culturally competent crisis intervention, advocacy, therapy, and prevention education to children, women, and men of the greater Augusta community.
As a department of University Hospital, RCSAS provides help at no cost for survivors of sexual assault and child abuse and their families regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred or whether it was reported or not.
In 2017, the Sexual Assault Kit Victim Notification Portal was created to assist survivors of sexual assault who believe their sexual assault kit may not have been previously tested. Survivors can visit notify.svrga.org to communicate their preferences regarding notification of reopened investigations and prosecutions.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
We are always searching for volunteers that are committed to the mission of RCSAS. Volunteers are required to do volunteer training before working with victims to ensure the most comprehensive care possible. If you would like to learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 724-5200.
March 20, 2020
After over 30 years of leadership, Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services (RCSAS) Director Anne Ealick Henry has announced her retirement.
Anne Ealick Henry began her tenure with Rape Crisis in 1980, while it was a program of the United Way of the CSRA. Under her leadership, RCSAS has been a leading agency example for community partnerships, professionalism, and adherence to best practices with regards to the care of sexual assault victims. She has been instrumental in the work in establishing a sexual assault response protocol in the Augusta Judicial Circuit, and has built strong partnerships with medical community, law enforcement, Ft. Gordon, and local universities.
Under her leadership, RCSAS has directly served approximately 11,000 child and adult survivors of rape and sexual assault, plus thousands more each year through advocacy, education, professional training, counseling and crisis intervention.
Recognized statewide as a respected thought leader, Anne Ealick Henry has given her heart and soul to serving child and adult victims of sexual assault and child abuse throughout her career, and we thank her for her endless service and dedication.
HOW WE HELP
•24 Hour Crisis Hotline
•Advocacy and Crisis Intervention for survivors at the hospital, law enforcement or court
•Information and Referral to community resources
•Therapy and Support Groups with a licensed counselor
•Sexual Assault Prevention Education Programs for all ages
•Community Education Programs
•Training for Professionals
•Promotion of Survivor's Rights to know and choose possible courses of action