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Letter from our Director



Dear SARA Friends,

April is not only a month when we once again see life blooming around us, it is also a month we dedicate to Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. Here are five ways that you can help support survivors and prevent sexual violence.

  • Recognize that no one asks for or deserves to be harassed, abused, assaulted, or raped. Ever.
  • Believe survivors. As many as 64% of survivors who told someone what happened reported that they felt unheard.
  • Challenge victim blaming statements. Challenge why we question the behaviors of survivors more often than we blame the behaviors of perpetrators.
  • Learn how to intervene. Bystander intervention helps to stop sexual harassment and other dangerous and abusive behaviors.
  • Know that consent is mandatory. Only “yes” means yes!

If you are looking for more ways to be involved or for more resources for learning, reach out to us on our 24-hour hotline, 434-977-7273. As always, I am eager to hear from you. You can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Renee Branson

About SARA

The mission of the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy and support to men, women and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

Communities Served

We are located in Charlottesville, Virginia and serve:

  • City of Charlottesville
  • Albemarle County
  • Louisa County
  • Nelson County
  • Fluvanna County
  • Greene County

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 Charlottesville, Virginia

 24-Hour Hotline: 434-977-7273
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