The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors (The Center) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of individuals with diverse philosophies, backgrounds, and abilities united by a desire and commitment to end sexual violence and intimate partner violence in the Hampton Roads area.
We provide FREE crisis services to victims of sexual assault (both children and adults), their family members, friends, dating partners, and anyone else seeking services, related to overcoming sexual violence.
The Center plays an active role in the reduction and elimination of sexual violence in our community by providing ongoing community education and awareness events as well as training and technical assistance to: law enforcement, healthcare providers, social workers, school personnel, and other allied professionals.
The Center visualizes our world as one free of all types of violence and oppression, made up of safe communities offering compassion for all. It is our firm belief that it is possible for a future in which mutually empowering relationships are characterized by respect and equality.
The Center bases its services on the change we wish to see in the world. Our services empower the broader community with a spirit of shared power, acceptance, understanding, and forward movement.
We envision that our services promote not only individual life changes, but social change within the broader community. The Center carefully cultivates this social movement by providing opportunities for safety, growth, and empowerment through attentive investments.
We are driven by a belief that sexual violence, intimate partner violence and human trafficking are everyone’s issues, and through collaboration and engagement, our belief will be passed on to others. That communities will take responsibility for the many guises of sexual violence. The Center works collectively so everyone will benefit from a world without sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking. Our organization invites people of all walks of life in accomplishing our goals.