Natchez Office: Sexual Assault

The Guardian Sexual Assault Center provides an array of services to victims of sexual assault.  The program is established to help eliminate or reduce the incidence of rape and sexual assault through prevention and education. 

As well as providing the coordination of services to victims of sexual assault and to their families and friends. All services are offered free of charge.

24-Hour Crisis Line


Lashannon Butler – Program Director
Office:  601-446-8668
Fax:  601-445-9580

Natchez Office:  Emergency Shelter

Guardian Shelter for Battered Families

Provides a safe and secure refuge for abused women and children that are homeless by reason of domestic violence.
  • 24 hour crisis hot line – 1-800-273-6938
  • 45-60 day emergency shelter
  • Individual Therapy/Support Group Counseling
  • Court advocacy/Personal Advocacy
  • Information & Referrals for housing, public assistance, and medical assistance
  • Outreach & Public Awareness
Courtney Hicks, Program Director
Evelyn Peters, Case Manager
Office:  601-442-0142
Fax:  601-442-0525

Natchez Office: Supportive Service Program

Natchez Rapid Re-Housing Program provides assistance and support to homeless victims of domestic violence existing from the Shelter program.  Our goal is to ensure the stability of the family unit through continuance of their established shelter and case management services.
  • Individual Therapy
  • Parenting Support Groups
  • Domestic Violence Support Groups
  • Court Advocacy/Personal Advocacy
  • Outreach & Public Awareness

Courtney J. Hicks, LMSW, Program Director
Evelyn Peters, Case Manager
Office:  601-442-0142
Fax:  601-442-0525

Natchez Office:  Children's Program (Shelter & RRH Service)

The Children's program component
 focuses on positive discipline, anger and stress management, and cultural outlets for the children.  In addition to typical day care activities, volunteers and staff assist children with schoolwork to help them be successful in school throughout their trauma recovery.
  • Individual & Group Therapy
  • Educational Tutoring, Emotional and Relational Development
  • Sense of Stability and Security
  • Indoor/Outdoor Recreational and Expressive Therapy Opportunities
  • Age-Specific Activities for Children (particularly after school and during summer)
  • Present Alternatives to Delinquent Behavior Patterns
  • Support Parents and Assist Them to become Confident with their Parenting Techniques

Kim Johnson
Children's Program Coordinator
Office:  601-442-0142
Fax:  601-442-0525