LETTER TO THE EDITOR…
Editor, The Advance News: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) urges all Georgians to support domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. While GLSP provides services in 154 of Georgia’s 159 counties, the local office works with survivors in Toombs County and ten other surrounding counties.
GLSP attorneys help survivors to obtain Protective, Stalking, or Dating Violence orders. We can also help with the financial independence that most survivors need to establish before they can leave violent homes. Child support, healthcare, food security through SNAP, CAPS-Child Care, Rental Assistance, and Victims Compensation are financial programs that may be available to survivors.
We are fortunate in our service area to have a Judiciary well versed and informed about the issue of family violence. Georgia Legal Services Program collaborates with domestic violence shelters, private attorneys, and other service providers in our service counties who are committed to ensuring the safety and stability of survivors of family violence and ensuring that abusers are held accountable.
Please help GLSP get the word out to those who need help. Survivors can contact Georgia Legal Services at www. glsp.org or (833) 457-7529. All services are free. GLSP represents survivors with moderate or low incomes. Wanda Andrews, Senior Staff Attorney