Meet the Gifted and Dedicated Staff of Georgia Cares:
Katie Samuels, Hotline Coordinator
Katie Samuels is the Hotline Coordinator at Georgia Cares. In this role, she manages the 24/7 hour Georgia Cares Hotline, through which individuals can call and obtain assistance in emergency situations, make a referral for youth who may have been exploited, and learn more about the important work that Georgia Cares does. She also manages the intake program and processes through new referrals, ensuring that each case is handled in a timely manner and with appropriate follow-up.
Previously, Ms. Samuels obtained both her B.S. in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She graduated with her MSW in May of 2017 and came on board with Georgia Cares in June of the same year. She has experience working with sexual assault survivors as an accompaniment advocate for The Cottage CAC in Athens, GA. She also worked as an Intern and Night/Weekend Advocate for Project Safe in Athens, GA, where she worked closely with survivors of domestic violence both through community outreach and in the shelter environment. It was through these experiences and her time spent volunteering that Ms. Samuels developed a strong passion for helping others, especially those in crisis situations. She has greatly enjoyed her time thus far spent at Georgia Cares and feels honored to be doing her part to eradicate DMST in the state of Georgia.
Sarah Morrison, Assessment Coordinator
Sarah Morrison, LMSW, is an Assessment Coordinator at Georgia Cares. In this role, she conducts in-person assessment of youth referred to Georgia Cares to determine if the youth is a confirmed survivor of CSEC/DMST. During the CANS-CSE assessment, she assesses the needs, identifies strengths, and trauma history of the youth.
Previously, Sarah was employed by Northstar Psychological Services, where she discovered her passion in advocating and providing meaningful support to youth who experienced trauma. Here, she provided individual and family therapy to youth and their families to guide them in strengthening their self-efficacy and promoting positive well-being. Sarah pursued and earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Auburn University and earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. At Georgia Cares, Sarah continues to be dedicated to empowering youth, promoting social justice, and fighting to eradicate child sex trafficking.