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Collaborative Grant Makes Translation Services Accessible

We are so excited to announce our services will now be more accessible to the entire Roanoke Valley community. At SARA, we know sexual violence impacts people of every background. Through this grant, we will have $30,000+ to spend on translation services for our clients utilizing counseling and advocacy services. Quoted from WSLS’s Brie Jackson:

Family Service of Roanoke Valley officials said the goal of the initiative is to help refugees, immigrants and others who speak limited English gain access to counseling and services. The partnership also includes TAP, Salvation Army’s Turning Point and Sexual Assault Response and Awareness (SARA). Organizers hope to be able to better assist people with issues like mental health concerns or domestic violence.

Roanoke-based company, VOLATIA, is a network of interpreters and translators that will help provide interpreters to those who may need it.