24-HOUR CRISIS HOTLINE: 540-981-9352

About Us

SARA (Sexual Assault Response and Awareness) is the sexual assault crisis center for the Roanoke Valley. All services of SARA are free of charge, confidential, and voluntary.

Our Vision

Our vision is to eliminate sexual violence in the Roanoke Valley

Our Mission

It is our mission to respond to sexual violence in our community through an empowerment model that is trauma-informed, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary.

Our Values

SARA embraces an empowerment model where individuals are treated with dignity and respect and are actively involved in deciding the course of services they receive. SARA values every individual’s privacy and right to make one’s own decisions. All contact made to SARA is confidential, free, and voluntary.