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

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Join the Advocate Circle with a monthly donation.

The Advocate Circle is a network of supporters who want to create lasting change in the healing journeys of survivors. 


Every donation we receive plays a fundamental role in our work to end sexual violence. 
Below are some of the ways your donation helps:

  • $20 keeps our hotline running for a day.
  • $30 provides a new clothes for a survivor at the ER whose clothes are collected as evidence.
  • $125 provides a therapy session for a child or adult survivor of sexual violence.
  • $150 provides a full day of prevention programming to a local school.

Or use PayPal: 

Other Ways You Can Give

Mail Your Gift
Please fill out this donation form to mail check donations to SARA at:

Sexual Assault Resource Agency
335 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 102
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Host an Event Fundraiser
We are grateful for the support we receive through fundraisers at restaurants, concerts, art galleries, etc. These are great opportunities to raise awareness and support for SARA. If you would like to host a fundraiser to benefit SARA, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign
We are grateful for the support we receive through this program. For state employees, our CVC code is: 03541

Make a Planned Gift
To learn more about planned giving, click here. 

Host an Online Fundraiser
Using the secure Everydayhero platform, you can host a SARA fundraiser for any occasion, like a birthday or an athletic goal. Invite friends to join the movement to end sexual violence.

Wish List & Book List
If you are interested in donating in-kind, please review our Wish List on AmazonSmile. We also have a Book List in hopes of building a lending library and encouraging community members to learn more about how they can get involved with ending sexual violence. 

Shop AmazonSmile
Shop using AmazonSmile and choose SARA to benefit. 


Upon written request, financial statements are available from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs, in accordance with Section 57-49 of the Virginia Solicitation of Contributions Law. If desired, please contact the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs at 804-786-1343.

In a year, our 15 full-time and 7 part-time employees…

  • Reached almost 4,000 community members through presentations, providing resources, knowledge, and skills for helping survivors of sexual violence.
  • Reached over 3,000 students with prevention messages to stop sexual violence from happening.
  • Provided support to over 300 survivors of sexual violence, their friends and family.
  • Attended to 65 survivors during their forensic exam at the Emergency Room.
  • Provided 2100 hours of support to survivors of sexual violence.
  • Trained over 350 adults to prevent sexual abuse.

Did you know?

Our Therapists are trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a leading evidence-based treatment for survivors of trauma.

SARA Advocates provide information about the legal process and accompany clients to court proceedings.

SARA Advocates bring extra clothing, stuffed animals, snacks, informational resources, and more in a bag with them each time they meet a survivor at the hospital, to be fully prepared to meet their needs.

Our prevention staff work with each school community to develop a creatively tailored plan to engage the entire community in changing the students’ lives.

Our prevention staff never work only with girls – all students need support and education about preventing sexual violence in our community because it affects us all.

Our prevention staff train teachers and administrators, coaches and bus drivers, parents and clergy, how to advance sexual violence prevention among the young people in their lives.

By funding these positions, you are supporting a fundamental change in our community, where survivors of sexual violence are supported and heal well, and where the next generation stops sexual violence before it starts.


Upcoming Events

Fluvanna IAC Meeting
Apr 02 2020 - Apr 02 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Happy Hour at Louise
Apr 02 2020 - Apr 02 2020
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Simcoe for SARA Release Party at Three Notch'd Brewery
Apr 02 2020 - Apr 02 2020
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Louisa IAC
Apr 09 2020 - Apr 09 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Walk for SARA
Apr 11 2020 - Apr 11 2020
02:00PM - 05:00PM

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
        Hotline Disclosure

 Office: 434-295-7273

 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 or fill in the form on our contact page