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In celebration of Friendship Day, we talked with Katie Aplis, Crisis Services Coordinator at SARA about interpersonal violence prevention and response in our close relationships like friendships. Our conversation touched on types of advocacy at SARA and some things you can do to support survivors in your life. 


This week, SARA hosted two Outreach Volunteer Trainings and started planning our outreach efforts for the remainder of the summer and beginning of fall. But what does outreach even mean and what would volunteers be doing? Outreach means different things to different people and organizations. To SARA, outreach means ...

SARA is one of the few (maybe only) agencies in the area that provides free, long-term therapy to address complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). Long-term therapy typically means treatment that takes between 1 to 4 years to complete. C-PSTD refers to the experience of chronic t...

I’m sure we have heard of bystander intervention before, whether it be in the news, from your favorite teacher, a colleague, etc. We use this term a lot when describing the ‘right thing to do’, but what exactly is it and why does it matter when talking about prevention? Let’s break it down…



As we wind down this fiscal year and prepare for the next, it comes with new opportunities and new challenges. I want to share what our next challenge is and how you can help us continue to thrive.

A month ago we were informed that part of our government grant funding would be reduced by 60%.


Upcoming Events

Greene IAP
Oct 25 2021 - Oct 25 2021
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Fluvanna IAC Meeting
Nov 04 2021 - Nov 04 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Louisa IAC
Nov 11 2021 - Nov 11 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Nelson IAC
Nov 15 2021 - Nov 15 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Greene IAP
Nov 22 2021 - Nov 22 2021
10:00AM - 12:30PM

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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