Ruth's Cottage Patticake House

Domestic Violence Prevention Program  and Emergency Shelter
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Child Advocacy Center
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For help in a domestic violence crisis:
229.388.1541 for local 24/7 Crisis Hotline
please call 911 in emergencies.
To make a confidential child abuse report
please call 911 in emergencies

Suitcases for Kids

Adoptions open on November 1st, so if you would like to participate, please plan now for your donation/adoption or volunteer role.


September 23, 2017:  Bark in the Park - Sylvester, GA

October 2, 2017:  Candlelight Vigil - Tifton, GA

October 21, 2017:  Peanut Festival - Sylvester, GA

 October 24, 2017:  Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Tifton, GA

More details will come on each event as the time draws closer.

Personal Safety Presentation

Facilitators – Melissa Wood and Billy Jones of The Patticake House Presentation for children and youth teaching child safety and advocacy. This program empowers children to report abuse. May be scaled to fit the age of the audience. No charge.

For more information and to schedule a presentation, call The Patticake House at 229-382-4141

Upcoming Events

Tifton Judicial Circuit Shelter, Inc. DBA Ruth’s Cottage and The Patticake House

Ruth's Cottage and the Patticake House

Vision Statement
To provide safety and comprehensive support to all victims of family violence and to promote activities that work toward the elimination of violence toward men, women and children.

Mission Statement
To end domestic and sexual violence, as well as child sexual and physical abuse through a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to investigations, advocacy, and support, while working in the community to change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.