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

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

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.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Our hotline number is: 540-981-9352

Need immediate help? Calling our hotline may be the best option for you. Reasons you may call the hotline include:

• You are currently in crisis and don’t know what to do next
• You have a question about your rights as a survivor
• You aren’t sure what it looks like to file a police report
• You think you might need to see a doctor but don’t know where to go
• Your friend/sister/son/partner etc. was sexually assaulted and you want to know how you can help them
• You’re experiencing flashbacks or nightmares
• Many more reasons

Your experience is specific to you. If you need help, call us and we will help you through this. If you wish to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please call the office (540-345-7273) directly, during office hours Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What To Expect If You Call Our Hotline

When you make the decision to call the SARA 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, you may contact us by calling 540-981-9352. Our hotline is staffed by trained Crisis Advocates, typically volunteers, through a mobile cell phone service.

When your call is answered, you will hear the Crisis Advocate say “Thank you for calling the SARA Crisis Hotline. How can I help you?” Our Crisis Advocates are available to assist you with information, referrals, and support. The Crisis Advocate may ask for your name and phone number in case the call is disconnected for any reason; however, if you wish to remain anonymous, that is okay.

If you are calling to request in-person advocacy response to a local hospital or law enforcement agency, the Crisis Advocate can walk you through that process.