SARA has two staff Advocates: one who serves survivors under the age of 18, and one who serves adult survivors. Advocacy services are provided in English or Spanish and are free to all survivors and their loved ones.
SARA’s Advocates work with survivors and their friends and families regardless of whether or not there is police or legal involvement in the case.
SARA Advocates are specially trained to support survivors and their friends and loved ones through the challenges that follow experiences of sexual violence. The first step to receiving Support Services at SARA is to meet with an advocate so that we can understand your goals and determine the best way to support you. Many people who receive advocacy services at SARA will also pursue therapy with our therapists. Together, our advocates and therapists work as a team to walk with survivors through the healing process.
Based on what you need, our Advocates can provide:
Our advocates can sometimes arrange to meet with clients outside of our office, in particular to service clients who live in Charlottesville’s surrounding counties in our service area (Albemarle, Louisa, Nelson, Greene and Fluvanna).
To make an appointment with a SARA Advocate, please call our office at 434-295-7273.