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A Safe & Healing Environment

Sarah’s Place is a regional sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) center created to provide a safe place for victims to receive resources and care. Designed to emphasize privacy and security for patients, Sarah’s Place is located in its own area at Samaritan Albany General Hospital, away from the emergency department.

Sarah’s Place is open to patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Most services are free, funded in part by Oregon State Crime Victim’s Compensation, and the annual Samaritan Employee Caring Campaign, and Samaritan Health Services. Staffed by nurses with specialized training, the SANE center provides immediate medical treatment to patients who have experienced sexual assault. Additional counseling and patient support is also available. Non-emergency transportation resources for patients from the coast can be arranged as needed.

Sarah’s Place: A Place to Heal

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Donors wishing to support Sarah’s Place can make a gift through the Albany General Hospital Foundation.   

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Sarah's Place 1046 Sixth Ave SW Albany, OR 97321

Who Is Sarah?

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We are all Sarah. Sarah is the name chosen to represent all who have survived sexual assault. At Sarah’s Place, we recognize our collective responsibility to provide a safe haven for anyone needing immediate medical treatment from sexual trauma.

Each year, thousands of women, men and children face some type of sexual assault and, on average, only 25 to 34 percent report their experience and seek care. Survivors of sexual assault frequently have limited access to immediate care in their community and examination by qualified staff. Sarah’s Place aims to change that statistic by providing compassionate, expert care.

The First of Its Kind

Sarah’s Place is the first SANE center in Oregon to provide a setting where sexual assault nurse examiners work with patients in a discreet environment separate from a trauma center.

Sarah’s Place was designed with input from SANE specialists to include exam rooms and consultation rooms for patients and families. The center also has a private shower room and conference room for confidential conversations with law enforcement and others.