24-Hour Local Hotline: 706-776-4673 (HOPE)
  • Our Mission

    To support, empower and bring hope
    to those affected by domestic violence.

  • Our Vision

    We envision a community where domestic violence is not tolerated,
    offenders are held accountable, and survivors are empowered.

What's Happening

Serving Habersham, Stephens and White Counties, Circle of Hope provides the following free and confidential services: Emergency Shelter* 24-Hour Crisis Intervention * Legal Advocacy * Mobile Advocacy (office on wheels)* Social Service Advocacy* Financial Assistance* Court Advocacy* Trauma-Focused Counseling* Access to Equine Therapy* Substance Abuse Treatment* On-Site Pet Shelter* Adult and Youth Support Groups* Children’s Program* Parenting and Life Skill Development* Transitional, Rapid Re-Housing, Re-Entry, and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs*  Youth Violence Prevention Program* and Community Education and Training.

Circle of Hope also operates two thrift stores, located in Clarkesville and Cornelia.  Proceeds from the stores help to fund agency program and services and provide for the needs of the families we are serving.  Both stores are in urgent need of volunteers to assist with processing donations.

Someone you know or love may be affected by domestic violence at this very moment.  We invite those interested in making a difference in others’ lives to get involved by volunteering with Circle of Hope. Please contact Linda at lshadburn@gacircleofhope.org or call 706-391-1765 for more information on volunteer opportunities.

What's Next

How can we help you? How can you help us help others?

Get Help

Emergency crisis support, assistance, and referrals are available by calling the 24-hour crisis line, 706-776-HOPE (4673) or toll free 1-800-334-2836. All conversations are confidential.

Get Involved

There are many ways to support survivors of domestic violence and Circle of Hope. Learn about the many opportunities to get involved with our agency and help us help others.

Get Informed

Getting informed about the issue is the first step to creating a community free of domestic violence. Stay connected with us through the information resources on this page.

Upcoming Events

07
Jan

‘Just So You Know’ DV Class

  • 1:30 pm
  • Toccoa

This session will provide information on various forms of abuse, overview of legal system, and safety issues to consider in cases of domestic violence. Must call 706-776-4673 to register for class.

21
Jan

‘Just So You Know’ DV Class

  • 4:30 pm
  • Cornelia

This session will provide information on various forms of abuse, overview of legal system, and safety issues to consider in cases of domestic violence. Must call 706-776-4673 to register for class.

21
Jan

Board of Directors Meeting

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Circle of Hope Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting

04
Feb

‘Just So You Know’ DV Class

  • 3:30 pm
  • Cleveland

This session will provide information on various forms of abuse, overview of legal system, and safety issues to consider in cases of domestic violence. Must call 706-776-4673 to register for class.

18
Feb

‘Just So You Know’ DV Class

  • 1:30 pm
  • Toccoa

This session will provide information on various forms of abuse, overview of legal system, and safety issues to consider in cases of domestic violence. Must call 706-776-4673 to register for class.

04
Mar

Domestic Violence Survivors Group – Stephens

  • Noon - 1 p.m.

Call to RSVP attendance. Support Group is facilitated by a Licensed Professional Counselor and helps those who have common domestic violence experiences receive support, education, coping skills, and an expanded network of support.

08
Mar

Youth Support Group

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Support group is facilitated by a Licensed Professional Counselor and helps youth who have common family violence experiences, and includes topics such as healthy relationships, identifying feelings, and safety planning.

09
Mar

Domestic Violence Survivors Group – Habersham

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Call to RSVP attendance. Support Group is facilitated by a Marriage and Family Therapist and helps those who have common domestic violence experiences receive support, education, coping skills, and an expanded network of support.

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