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November Letter from the Director

Dear Friends of SARA,

I woke up to frost on my steps this morning as I let my dog outside and a foggy mist filled the space between gold and amber leaves. Autumn has always been my favorite season for the beauty of it, for the way it reminds us to turn inward, and mostly for the gift of intentional gratitude. It has been said that thanksgiving is an acknowledgement of our dependence on one another. A reminder that we are not alone.

To the staff and volunteers at SARA, I am in awe of you. Being able to watch this team care, advocate, teach, share, and grow with those who walk through our doors (literally and figuratively) is a source of hope and joy every day. Some of our staff, like our outreach and prevention teams, can be seen out and about town training, meeting, and building relationships with members of our community. Our advocates, therapists, and volunteers do the quieter, individual work of helping survivors heal and thrive. While they might not work in the spotlight, they are the ones who are there in moments of need, times of vulnerability, and seasons of renewal. Thank you to each and every staff and volunteer who strives to serve this community well with integrity, compassion, and fierceness.

 To those friends who have given of your time, talent, and treasure, we thank you. You have lifted us up not only with your contributions, but with your hearts. From tattoos to toasts, from Zoom meetings to (finally!) in-person coffees, from donations of snacks to expertise, and everything in between, you have been there for us. You have asked questions and been eager to help meet the needs of our community. You have learned and been curious about our challenges and our successes. We literally could not do this work without you.

 To you all, I wish you a season of warmth, kindness, and thanksgiving.


Renee Branson

Executive Director



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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