Sometimes, we just need to talk and have someone there to listen to us without judgment. Here is a compiled list of free, Confidential, 24-hour hotlines available for your use at any time.
Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
SARA is a non-profit agency working to eliminate sexual violence and its impacts through education, advocacy, and support services. SARA serves individuals and communities in the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. The organization works with child and adult survivors of all genders, as well as nonoffending friends and family of survivors of any kind of sexual violence and provides free, confidential support services to all survivors, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristics.
Call: (434) 977-7273
Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)
The Shelter for Help in Emergency works to support and empower victims of domestic violence through a combination of residential, community-based and outreach services. They offer a safe, confidential residency facility as well as various services through their Community Outreach Center. All clients, regardless of if they are residential or outreach, are offered a comprehensive range of trauma-informed services including crisis intervention, case management and counseling, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, programs for children and adolescents, and outreach to the Spanish-speaking community.
Call: (434) 293-9509
Family Violence and Sexual Assault Virginia
This hotline will connect victims and those impacted by violence, such as family, friends, professionals, and the general public, with trained advocates. Their Crisis Response Team, which includes multicultural and multilingual staff and volunteers, will listen to you, offer support, and connect you to resources in your area. The choice of what and how much you share with them is up to you.
Call: (800) 838-8238
Text: (804) 793-9999
Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN)/ National Sexual Assault Hotline
RAINN is the largest national anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline by phone and online, which is a 24-hour resource. They can also refer you to a local rape crisis center.
Online hotline: hotline.rainn.org/online
24-hour phone hotline: (800) 656-4673
Madison House HELP Line
The HELP Line is a hotline serving UVA students and Charlottesville community members, supervised by Madison House. When you call the HELP Line, you will be connected to a trained UVA student who will listen to you without judgment. However, they are not professionals and might refer you to long-term services that are not anonymous and/or confidential. Since they are run by UVA students, the HELP Line is only operational during the academic year.
Call: (434) 924-8255