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A Safe & Healing Environment

Sarah’s Place is a regional sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) center that provides services and resources to Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. Private and secure, Sarah’s Place is located in its own facility within Samaritan Albany General Hospital, near the trauma center for the convenience of patients.

Sarah’s Place is open to patients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Services offered to patients are free. Staffed by nurses with specialized training, the SANE center provides immediate medical treatment to patients who have experienced sexual violence. Additional counseling and patient support is also available. Non-emergency transportation resources for patients from the coast can be arranged as needed.

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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 violence. 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 five 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 survivors 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.