Women’s Organizations

The University of Virginia Womens Center
1400 University Avenue

The Women’s Center offers leadership programs, mentoring services, counseling and career support for community members, students, staff and faculty. Most programs are free and open to the public, and men and women are welcomed. Women’s Center programs include free short-term counseling (no insurance involved), a resource library, ongoing support/discussion groups, a child care referral service (434-982-2251), the Free Legal Clinic, the Sexual Assault Education Office, HUES: A Mentoring Program for Women of Color, the Young Women Leaders Program, the Artists, Scholars and Leaders Series, and IRIS: A Journal about Women

Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA)
Hotline: 434-977-RAPE (7273)
335 Greenbrier Drive, Suite 102

SARA works toward empowerment of sexual assault survivors to make decisions that will help them recover. The group offers a teen peer education program, public education programs and a child assault prevention program.

Shelter for Help in Emergency
Office: 434-963-4676
24-Hour Hotline: 434-293-8509

Offering shelter to the victims of domestic violence, the nonprofit serves more than 100 families per year and provides counseling for victims of abuse. Volunteers are vital to the shelter and its program.

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
State Crisis Intervention Hotline (Domestic violence or sexual assault): 800-838-8238

This statewide coalition provides hotline, training for crisis centers, lobbying and resources for victims.

The Womens Initiative
1101 East High Street, Suite A

Mental health services for women in the Charlottesville area, regardless of ability to pay. Services include: individual counseling, support groups, workshops, activities and stress management presentations.