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Community Based Resources

Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)

24 Hour Hotline: 434.977.7273

Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) works to eliminate sexual violence and its impact by providing education, advocacy, and support to women, men, and children. Our vision is a community free from sexual violence.

Shelter for Help and Emergency (SHE)

24 Hour Hotline: 434.293.8509

The Shelter for Help in Emergency offers emergency, temporary housing to victims of domestic violence in need of safety. There are 20 beds available and priority is given to residents of Planning District Ten, which encompasses the city of Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Maximum stays at the Shelter are six weeks, with each stay evaluated in terms of the client's danger level