About the Sexual Assault Center

The Mission of the Sexual Assault Center is:

to provide healing for children, adults and families affected by sexual assault and to end sexual violence through counseling, education and advocacy.

The Sexual Assault Center (S.A.C.) opened its doors in 1978. Today, we are the only place in Middle Tennessee that is exclusively dedicated to providing counseling to child and adult sexual assault victims. In addition, we have programs that educate students on how to recognize and prevent sexual assault. Our counselors are specialists in the field and have worked with more than 20,000 survivors since we opened our doors. Approximately half of our clients are children. With treatment, clients can begin to heal - moving beyond trauma into living healthy, productive lives. We take a holistic approach and work with the entire family. Beyond individual treatment, we offer group therapy sessions for children, teens, men, women, and families of survivors. 

Disastrously, statistics show that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually assaulted by the time they reach 18. Our goal, with your help, is to change these statistics.

More than a decade ago, we resolved to utilize our therapists' expertise to create a primary prevention program. The resulting curricula, Safe@Last and BE!, are used by hundreds of private and public school counselors. During the 2014-2015 school year more than 143,000 students in were empowered through the Safe@Last curriculum.

As technology has advanced, we have worked to incorporate Safe@Last and BE! within the latest educational techniques. We've converted our student workbooks to an interactive and engaging digital format and provide online training modules for educators. Since the digital format incorporates computer skills counselors can co-teach with computer instructors. Through these innovations, we are able to provide the curriculum at a lower cost.

SAC is one of the first agencies in the country to provide this convenient, cost-effective, and efficient way to teach essential safety skills to students.

Learn more about the Sexual Assault Center.