One Child. One Story. One Place... Lily Pad
One Child. One Story. One Place... Lily Pad

RNs Wanted

Become a SANE Nurse today.

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Support Groups

Each week Lily Pad hosts 3 support groups for our child victims. 

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Touchdown & Tunes


Good food. Live music. Football. Great cause! 

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CASAs Needed

CASAs advocate for the best interest of the child that is in foster care.

CASA Volunteer Description


Thank you Raymond James for your generous support to victims of abuse!

Who We Are                                                                                      

Lily Pad is regionally recognized for its exceptional delivery of comprehensive services to victims and families impacted by crimes of sexual assault and child sexual/physical abuse. Services provided are developmentally appropriate and specialized to meet the distinctive needs of each individual. Programs and services provided include:

  • 24-hour crisis line
  • 24-hour professional assistance and support for allied professionals
  • Forensic Interviews for child victims of alleged sexual/physical abuse and witnesses to violent crime
  • 24-hour forensic-medical evidentiary exam/ assessment and evidence collection
  • Child, adolescent, adult, and family advocacy
  • Medical accompaniment
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Georgia statewide Adolescent/ Adult and Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE) and Nurse Examiner (SANE) Trainings
  • Professional training programs for law enforcement; prosecutors; judges; medical personnel; child protective services; and allied professionals
  • Consultation; trainings; protocol and policy development assistance for: schools, media, government agencies, publications, and educational and youth serving organizations


Who We Help

Since opening its doors in 2008, the Lily Pad has helped over 3,500 primary and secondary victims, offering a safe haven for abused children and adult victims, providing long-term advocacy for victims and their families, and assisting in the investigation of abuse cases.  

Since 2006, the Lily Pad:

  • Provided over 2,000 referrals for additional services
  • Provided forensic interviews for over 2,300 sexually and physically abused children
  • Provided over 1,800 SANE exams
  • Coordinated MDT case review for over 1,100 cases of alleged child abuse


How We Are Funded

There is no charge to victims that receive direct services from the Lily Pad. 

The Lily Pad is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Approximately 70% of the agency budget comes from state and federal grant sources, and in 2009, state funding for sexual assault centers decreased by 47%.                                

Since 2008, Lily Pad has touched the lives of thousands of children and adults, who are victims of sexual assault or child abuse, and their families.


As the number of people living with the aftermath of sexual assault and child abuse grows, the demand for our services has dramatically increased. To meet the challenge in 2016 – and reach more families in Southwest Georgia than ever before – we need YOUR support.


Please help us reach our goal and help more victims find help and hope.

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