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Who We Are

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.

What We Do

SARA exists to support survivors of sexual violence as well as people who have been indirectly impacted by sexual violence. SARA provides support and advocacy through a 24-hour crisis hotline. Our knowledgeable Crisis Advocates offer emotional support, information about survivors' rights and options as well as medical and legal advocacy. SARA also provides free, confidential counseling and works to promote community awareness throughout the Roanoke Valley. We provide allied professional training and community outreach and help to confront common myths and misconceptions about rape, distribute accurate information, promote safety, and inform communities, organizations, and schools about available services.