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August Letter from the Director

Greetings Friends of SARA,


Like many of you who are parents, I am finding it is hard to believe that we are in Back to School Month already! This is especially significant after the last year and a half of remote learning. Whether you are a parent of a K-12 aged child, sending a young adult off to college, or perhaps a student yourself, a big part of getting ready for the return to academic life is about access to the best resources. This is the month of making sure those check-ups and immunizations, computer and phone apps, and school records are all up-to-date.


Another Back-to-School resource to have at the ready is right here at SARA. Here are just a few things we can provide both parents and students:

· Parents or guardians looking for ways to talk to you children or teen about healthy sexual development, including consent and sexual abuse, reach out to our Prevention Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

· Students (and parents) who needs information, a confidential person to listen, or resources for help, our 24/7 Hotline is 434-977-7273 (we text too!)

· Teachers and school administrators looking for classroom-based abuse prevention education can contact the Prevention Team.

· Parents and loved ones of survivors need support too! To make an appointment with a SARA Advocate, call our office at 434-295-7273

· College-age students and parents whose children are at school during the day who are looking for volunteer opportunities, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities from Hotline Volunteers to Event Volunteers and more. Reach out to our Crisis Services & Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Here’s to a happy, healthy return to school!


With gratitude,


Renee Branson


Upcoming Events

Louisa IAC
Dec 09 2021 - Dec 09 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
SART Meeting
Dec 16 2021 - Dec 16 2021
12:00PM - 02:30PM
Nelson IAC
Dec 20 2021 - Dec 20 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Greene IAP
Dec 27 2021 - Dec 27 2021
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Fluvanna IAC Meeting
Jan 06 2022 - Jan 06 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM

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

Contact SARA

 Charlottesville, Virginia

 24-Hour Hotline: 434-977-7273
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 Office: 434-295-7273

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