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.
- 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 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.