WHO WE ARE
"The mission of Sexual Assault Support Center, Inc. (SASC) is to provide free and confidential counseling, advocacy, support, and referral services to past and present survivors of sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. SASC is committed to providing continuing education, workshops, and training programs on sexual violence prevention and response for professional and community groups, including law enforcement, students, medical providers, and others in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit and surrounding areas.
Services are provided without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability."
WHAT WE DO
Sexual Assault Support Center, Inc. (SASC) D.B.A. The Center at 909 is the State certified and federally recognized center for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit. The Center is a community based, non-profit organization founded in 1981 by a group dedicated to providing crisis intervention and support to sexual assault victims and their families. After 39 years, we are proud to have maintained such dedication. In addition to providing services to those affected by sexual violence (rape, sexual assault, human trafficking, child molestation, sexual battery, etc.), we provide services to those affected by domestic violence, stalking, and teen dating violence.
As the designated center in our area, SASC provides services to the counties of Muscogee (194,058), Harris (33,915), Chattahoochee (10,343), Marion (8,450), Talbot (6,249), and Taylor (8,142). However, the center provides services to many outside of our judicial circuit.
The Center participates in multiple collaborations in our area such as the Hispanic Outreach Committee formed by the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, the Domestic Violence Roundtable of Columbus, Homeless Resource Network, Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Task Force with Columbus State University, Fort Benning’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention (SHARP) program and Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) facilities, and many more.
We are committed to prevention education and awareness by continually providing information to reduce the stigma, as well as continue to create a cognizance of our services through events, activities, direct services, advertising, trainings, referral, and collaboration with other agencies. We have a formalized Sexual Assault Protocol as required by the Official Code of Georgia (OCGA §15-24-2), a Community Coordinated Response (CCR) team with Columbus State University (CSU), and a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) to enhance services and increase collaboration among agencies to measure agency accountability for service delivery. Additionally, we are the only Georgia sexual assault center that has worked in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) during their Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainings and provides monthly support groups for victims of sexual violence who remain incarcerated in Muscogee County Jail.