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Sarah’s Place: A Safe Place to Heal

Sarah’s Place is a regional sexual assault nurse examiners  (SANE) center created to provide a safe place for victims of sexual assault to receive resources and care. 

Compassionate Medical Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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 the emergency department.

Sarah’s Place was designed with input from sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) specialists to include exam rooms and consultation rooms for patients and families. The center also has a conference room for confidential conversations.

Learn more about the services offered at Sarah’s Place.

Email Sarah’s Place. A SANE nurse will return your call within a couple of business days. If you need immediate help, go to the Samaritan Albany General Hospital emergency room and request a visit with Sarah’s Place.

Who Is Sarah?

Sarah is the name chosen to represent all who have experienced sexual assault. At Sarah’s Place, we recognize our collective responsibility to provide a safe and private space for anyone needing immediate medical treatment from sexual trauma. This means we provide inclusive care for all genders, gender identities and sexual orientations. 

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.

All services are free, funded in part by Oregon State Crime Victim’s Compensation, the annual Samaritan Employee Caring Campaign, and Samaritan Health Services. 

Visitor Information

Sarah’s Place Department of Samaritan Albany General Hospital 1046 Sixth Ave SW Albany, OR 97321

Support Sarah’s Place

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