Our July Pedi of the Month will be benefiting SARA, Inc.

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SARA (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.

Their Vision is is to eliminate sexual violence in the Roanoke Valley.

Their Mission is to respond to sexual violence in our community through an empowerment model that is trauma-informed, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary.

SARA embraces an empowerment model where individuals are treated with dignity and respect and are actively involved in deciding the course of services they receive. SARA values every individual’s privacy and right to make one’s own decisions. All contact made to SARA is confidential, free, and voluntary.

SARA offers several support services in the Roanoke Valley in 4 main areas. Those areas are:

  • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
    • The hotline is free and confidential
  • Counseling Services
    • All counseling services at SARA are free, voluntary, and confidential. All services are provided by our professional staff. SARA provides counseling for survivors and their loved ones ages 13 and older.
  • Advocacy
    • SARA Companions are available 24-hours a day to provide in-person crisis support and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence. Navigating the 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/or their families and friends regardless of whether or not there is police or legal involvement in the case
  • Educational Workshops
    • Invite SARA to train your organization, staff, faith group, school, or any other group that is interested! The goals of SARA’s community education and training efforts are to increase public awareness about the impact of sexual violence, promote community involvement, foster a multi-disciplinary systems approach to survivors of sexual violence, and challenge prevailing attitudes and dispel the myths which perpetuate the problem of sexual violence.

For more information about SARA, Inc and the services they offer or to get involved with them, click here

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