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. Come 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.


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


Title IX Offices

Title IX offices at University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa SAFE Center can assist you with contacting Title IX coordinators at your respective schools if you desire.

Your school has the legal responsibility to address sexual harassment and sexual violence.


Community Partners

Turning Point

Tuscaloosa SAFE Center has an agreement 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

  • Childers services

  • Legal/Court Advocacy

  • Prevention and community outreach

  • Follow-up services

  • Information and referrals



Tuscaloosa Children’s Center

Provides services to child abuse victims ensuring that they receive services, advocacy, and support so that they can live happy, healthy, productive lives.


Alabama Coalition Against Rape

ACAR is a statewide nonprofit organization working to prevent sexual violence in Alabama.  ACAR advocates for the rights of countless victims and affects critical changes through it’s active role in public policy, education, and training.


Law Enforcement

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

UA Student Health Center
(205) 348-6262

750 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

UA Title IX Office


Beth Howard, Coordinator

107 Burke West

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Shelton State Student Wellness Center


9500 Old Greensboro Rd

Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

Stillman College Police Department

(205) 366-8948

Cassandra Cooper, Chief

3601 Stillman Boulevard

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401



(205) 348-5454

110 Jackson Avenue

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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

Elle Shaaban-Magana, Executive Director
1101 Jackson Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Stillman College Campus Police

(205) 366-8927

3601 Stillman Blvd

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Stillman College Title IX Office

(205) 247-8139

Dr. Bettye Mullen, Director

3601 Stillman Boulevard

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Student Resources

UA Counseling Center
(205) 348-3863

1101 Jackson Avenue, Suite 3000
PO Box 870362
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Community Resources

Turning Point


Equiller Mahone, Executive Director

2110 McFarland Boulevard East, Suite G

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

DCH Women’s Center
(205) 759-7230
809 University Blvd. E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Sexual assault knows no boundaries and can happen to anyone. For more information on available resources, please visit any of the following sites:


Turning Point

Tuscaloosa Children’s Center                   

University of Alabama Women & Gender Resource Center  RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)            National Sexual Violence Resource Center       

Alabama Coalition Against Rape                         

Office on Violence Against Women                   

Center for Disease Control                                                                           

Contact or visit the SAFE Center:

1601 University Boulevard East, Suite 150

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

205-860-SAFE (7233)

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

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