NOA offers many services free to our clients. Below is a list of our resources.
- Call anytime 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, at 706-864-1986. A trained advocate will always answer to provide you with information.
- Our 12 bed facility is funded to bring in women (and children) on an emergency basis when there is no other housing option due to domestic violence.
Legal Advocacy and Court Support
- NOA offers support and information about victim’s rights and their legal options, assistance in filing Temporary Protective Orders (TPO), court accompaniment, education about the judicial process, legal representation and referrals.
- A professional will work with clients to create an individualized case plan. During intake, a basic safety and needs assessment is completed and community referrals are made. The Advocate guides the completion of a working budget and assists with TANF and/or Food Stamp information and/or applications. The case worker will incorporate any resources that the community has to offer, and advocate for the client to ensure the best outcome.
Support Groups, Trauma Counseling and Support for Children and Teens
- Support groups are held weekly in both Lumpkin and Dawson counties. Women’s support group is facilitated by a licensed counselor and children’s support group is facilitated by trained advocates and volunteers. One-on-one trauma counseling therapy sessions are also offered to clients on a case by case basis.
- NOA advocates assist victims in applying for scholarships to further their education and reach their vocational goals.
- Presentations are given to criminal justice and social service agencies, schools, organizations, churches, businesses and other groups, regarding community education on dynamics of domestic violence and services available at NOA.