Counseling

The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center offers collaborative counseling services that are free-of-charge to all patients seen at the SAFE Center. Counseling offers you a chance to identify your personal strengths and use them to promote personal growth and enhance your well-being.

 

Support Groups

Sometimes we just need to know that we are not alone in our struggles. At the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center, we hold support group meetings twice a month to help you recover in a safe, non-threatening environment. The support groups are open to anyone who has experienced sexual assault, not just patients seen at the SAFE Center. Please call the SAFE Center at 205-860-7233 to let us know that you'd like to join us every first and third Wednesday evening from 5-6pm at the SAFE Center.

 

Law Enforcement

You have choices about reporting! At the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center, we have built strong and trusting relationships with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office (Violent Crimes Unit), the Tuscaloosa Police Department, The University of Alabama Police Department and the Northport Police Department, as well as many other law enforcement agencies in the surrounding counties.

If you are undecided about involving law enforcement in your case, please come to us and we can help you navigate through your choices.

 

Tuscaloosa County District Attorney's Office
(205) 349-1252

Tuscaloosa County Courthouse

714 Greensboro Avenue, Suite 410
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-2894

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Department
(205) 752-0616

714 1/2 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Tuscaloosa Police Department
(205) 349-2121

3801 Trevor S. Phillips Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Northport Police Department
(205) 399-6600

3721 26th Avenue
Northport, AL 35473

Student Resources

Women and Gender Resource Center

The Women and Gender Resource Center is a University of Alabama division of student affairs.  The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center has partnered with the WGRC to provide medical advocacy to any student of The University of Alabama or Shelton State Community College who comes to the SAFE Center. These services are free and confidential, and we are happy to contact the WGRC for you. They have advocates on call 24 hours a day to provide:

  • Accompaniment to the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center or the hospital

  • Crisis counseling

  • Safety planning

  • Location of safe housing

  • Support group information

  • Academic intervention with missed classes and exams.

  • Help exploring legal and judicial options

  • Information and referrals

  • Assistance with Alabama Crime Victims’ Compensation applications

 

Please visit wgrc.sa.ua.edu for more information.

Title IX Offices

Your school has the legal responsibility to address sexual harassment and sexual violence. The IX Offices at The University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College, Stillman College or any learning institution are available to assist you. Likewise, the staff at the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center can assist you with contacting Title IX coordinators at your respective schools if you desire. 

 

UAPD

(205) 348-5454

110 Jackson Avenue

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

 

UA Women and Gender Resource Center
(205) 348-5040

1101 Jackson Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

UA Student Health Center
(205) 348-6262

750 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

 

UA Title IX Office

205-348-9456

107 Burke West

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Shelton State Student Wellness Center

205-391-2211

9500 Old Greensboro Rd

Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Stillman College

Campus Police(205) 366-8927

Police Department: (205) 366-8948

3601 Stillman Blvd

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

 

Stillman College Title IX Office

(205) 247-8139

3601 Stillman Boulevard

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Community Partners

 

Turning Point

The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center has a partnership with Turning Point to provide medical advocacy to any member of the community and Stillman College students. Turning Point offers:

  • Emergency shelter

  • 24-hour crisis line

  • Individual counseling

  • Rural counseling outside of Tuscaloosa County

  • Support groups

  • Financial literacy training

  • Children's services

  • Legal/court advocacy

  • Prevention and community outreach

  • Follow-up services

  • Information and referral

Please visit turningpointservices.org for more information.

 

Tuscaloosa Children’s Center

The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center also partners with the Tuscaloosa Children's Center to provide services, advocacy and support to adolescents served by the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center. These services will ensure that these individuals can receive the support they need in order to live health, productive lives. Please visit tuscaloosachildrenscenter.org for more information. 

Tuscaloosa Children's Center

205-752-7711

520 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Turning Point

205-758-0808

2110 McFarland Boulevard East, Suite G

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

Alabama Coalition Against Rape 

The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center is a member of the Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR), which is a statewide non-profit organization working to prevent sexual violence in Alabama. ACAR advocates for the rights of countless victims and effects critical changes through its active role in public policy, education, and training. Please visit alabamacoalitionagainstrape.org for more information.

 

Additional resources can be found on any of the following sites: 

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)    rainn.org

National Sexual Violence Resource Center               nsvrc.org

Alabama Coalition Against Rape                                 acar.org       

Office on Violence Against Women                             justice.gov/ovw      

Center for Disease Control                                            cdc.gov/violenceprevention/sexualviolence                                                   

Contact or visit the SAFE Center:

1601 University Boulevard East, Suite 150

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

205-860-SAFE (7233)

Administrative Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday

24-Hour Hotline: 205-860-SAFE (7233)