540-981-9352 (24/7 crisis hotline)

Support Services

We’re here to help.

Whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, we can help. All of our services are free, confidential, and voluntary. SARA provides many services to survivors of sexual violence and members of their support system. Whether it happened recently or a long time ago, we can help wherever you are in your process. Survivors may need different services depending on what their goals are. Whatever you need, we can work together to see what works best for you.

Counseling

All counseling services at SARA are free, voluntary, and confidential. All services are provided by our professional staff counselors. SARA provides counseling for survivors and their loved ones ages 13 and older. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 540-345-7273 from Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Services include:
• Individual Counseling
• Group Counseling
• Family Counseling

Advocacy

Crisis Advocates are available 24-hours a day to provide in-person crisis support and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. Navigating medical and legal systems during a crisis can feel overwhelming on your own. We can help be your guide throughout the process.

SARA works with survivors and their friends and families regardless of whether or not there is police or legal involvement in the case.
Based on what you need, our Advocates can provide:

• Crisis counseling
• Give you information about your medical concerns and your right to treatment
• Provide you with information about your legal rights and options
• Help you communicate with hospital staff and police
• Assist you with immediate needs such as referrals for transportation, shelter, or clothing
• Connect you to other local agencies
• Assist you in accessing follow up medical treatment such as emergency contraception or pregnancy options
• Assist you in resolving hospital bills you may have received for emergency treatment
• Accompany you to file a police report and/or meet with law enforcement
• Assist you in filing a petition for a protective order against the person who harmed you
• Provide you with referrals and support for other services, legal options, and attorneys who can assist with Title IX complaints, immigration, and workplace rights

Our staff can sometimes arrange to meet with clients outside of our office, in particular to support clients who live in rural areas within our service area.