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The Cottage adds to the list of awesome members of the Board of Directors!

The Cottage held their 5th annual Board of Directors retreat on Sunday July 14th at the Athens Area Council on Aging in Athens, Georgia. This was a chance for the seven new members of the Board of Directors to meet the remaining members of the Board. This was also an excellent opportunity for T...

Tagged: the cottage, board of directors, strategic planning


Thanks for Coverage of Sexual Abuse

Thank you to Nick Coltrain and the Athens Banner-Herald for the outstanding investigative journalism done in exposing the truth about Ernest Boland and a terrifying history of sexual abuse in our community (Stories, “Ernest Boland: Pillar of the Athens community and alleged child rapist” and “An ...


Teens and Cyber Safety

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Rape is Rape

Rape is rape. The debate surrounding whether female rape victims may or may not become pregnant as a result of the rape dilutes the issue at hand. Rape is about violence. It is a socially tolerated, pervasive sex crime of power and control used to humiliate, devalue and objectify a person. The ef...

Tagged: gnesa, rape, jennifer bivins


Cybercrimes on a Personal Level: What is Cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying differs from cyberstalking primarily in that there is a minor involved. It’s worth nothing that cyberstalking does not preclude the involvement of minors. Tragically, cyberbullying has become a popular form of torment for some teens and preteens. While physically bullied children a...

Tagged: cyberbullying, healthy relationships