SARA services are available to survivors of all ages and genders as well as friends, family, and loved ones of survivors. All services are free of cost to clients.
We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia and serve the city of Charlottesville as well as the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.
Help is always available on our 24-hour hotline.
It can be hard to talk about sexual violence. Some people never tell anyone about what happened and are afraid of being blamed or not being believed.
Family and friends may want to help but may not know what to do or say. SARA’s staff and volunteers will listen in a caring and understanding way. We offer information and support to help survivors make decisions to support their healing.
Click here for information for friends and loved ones of survivors of sexual violence.
When someone has been sexually abused, violated or harassed, it is normal for them to notice changes in their feelings, their body and their actions. These changes may occur immediately or months or years later. Everyone responds differently.
There is no right way to react, and healing takes time.