If you know someone who has been sexually assaulted, you can help. If you have experienced sexual assault, whether it was recently or in the past, remember that you are not alone. There are people who can be a resource through your process of healing and recovery. Please call on us. Statistics vary on how many people are affected by sexual assault. In reality, sexual assault affects everyone, whether directly or indirectly. In a recent study conducted through the Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, it was concluded that, in Virginia, one in four women and one in eight men have been sexually abused at some point in their lives.

Hospitals That Perform SANE Exams:

A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a Registered Nurse who has received special training so he/she can provide comprehensive care to sexual assault victims.  He/she is able to conduct a forensic exam and may provide expert testimony if a case goes to trial.  These exams are known as a Physical Evidence Record Kit (PERK).

Centra Health

1901 Tate Springs Rd, Lynchburg, VA
434.200.3642 (Forensic Nurse Examiner)
After hours: 434.200.5911 or
434.200.3027 (Emergency Room, Nurse Examiner)

In Gretna


University of Virginia Medical Center

First Floor - 1215 Lee Street, Charlottesville, VA

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

1906 Belleview Ave SE, Roanoke, VA


Local Advocacy and Support Resources:
SARP – Sexual Assault Response Program

Assistance at the hospital, Support and Counseling
1900 Tate Springs Road, Suite 8, Lynchburg, VA
888.947.7273 (Hotline)
434.847.7751 select option 3

Domestic/Dating Violence, Stalking Services 24-Hour Hotline 434.528.1041

National hotline: 800.799.7233

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA)

Phone: 866.3VSDVAA Hotline: 800.838.8238
Website: vsdvalliance.org

Horizon Behavioral Health

2215 Langhorne Rd, Lynchburg, VA
Emergency Services: 434.948.4831
Counseling services:  434.477.5000

Legal Aid Society

513 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA

Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

The Virginia State Bar’s Virginia Lawyer Referral Service connects people to a lawyer for a consultation for up to 30 minutes for $35.
Phone: 800.552.7977
Website: www.vsb.org/vlrs

Lynchburg Police Department (for emergencies call 911)

434.847.1602 (Non-emergency Dispatch)
434.455.6041 Press Option 5 (Information/Advise)

Lynchburg Victim/Witness Assistance Program


Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney


Lynchburg Health Department


Amherst Sheriff’s Department


Altavista Sheriff's Department

434.369.7425 or 434.369.4488

Bedford County Sheriff's Department

Phone: 540.586.4800
24-hour non-emergency number: 540.586.7827

Campbell County Sheriff's Department


Adult Protective Services


Title IX Coordinator, Central VA Community College

Patti Saffioti
saffioti@centralvirginia.edu or titleix@centralvirginia.edu
Bedford Hall, Office # 3214

Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Central VA Community College

Catherine Rice
Merritt Hall, Office # 5116

Central VA Community College Campus Police

434.832.7700 or Blue Light Security Phones or 9-1-1

National and State Resources:
National Domestic Violence Hotline

1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

National Sexual Assault Hotline

1.800.656.HOPE (4673)

National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline

1.800.331.8453 (TTY)

Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault 24-hour Hotline

Hotline: 888.947.7273 or 800.838.8238

LBGTQ Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault Hotline


RAINN-Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network


Department of Justice Title IX Website