The Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) has 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 coronavirus (COVID-19). As our communities prepare for the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), sexual assault programs are preparing as well. The health, safety and well-being of survivors, sexual assault center staff, volunteers and community members are our focus.
GNESA staff will be working remotely until further notice; however, we will continue working on a daily basis to support survivors through supporting sexual assault centers statewide. We understand that this is a challenging time for survivors and the centers that support them. Communities as well as centers may have to find creative ways to support survivors during this time. GNESA supports our centers efforts in navigating this challenging terrain.
At this time, GNESA has cancelled or rescheduled our in-person trainings, meetings and technical assistance projects to decrease the risk of infection. We will continue to operate through online services, email and phone calls. Please feel free to reach out to us via 404-815-5261 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To find a local program near you, please click here or call RAINN at 800-656-4673. For urgent matters, please call 911.
United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund Please call 1-866-211-9966 to find local resources for help with rent, bills and food.
DUE TO COVID 19, MOST IN-PERSON TRAININGS HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO LIVE ONLINE TRAININGS. THESE TRAININGS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY AND WILL REQUIRE PARTICIPATION DURING THE ENTIRE TRAINING. AS THE CURRENT HEALTH CRISIS IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING, GNESA WILL FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND WILL MAKE CHANGES TO TRAINING IF/WHEN NECCESSARY. SOME TRAININGS REQUIRE IN-PERSON LEARNING AND WE WILL OFFER THOSE TRAININGS ONCE WE FEEL THAT IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. PLEASE CONTACT GNESA WITH ANY QUESTIONS.
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