If you have been a recent victim of a sexual assault, in Charlottesville, and you want to report the crime to the police. You need to go to the University of Virginia Medical Center Emergency Department. DO NOT change your clothes or shower before you go. If it is already past that time, you can still report the crime to the police, but the lack of physical evidence makes prosecution more challenging—but not impossible.
Sexual Assault Resource Agency
Shelter for Help in Emergency
Provides short term safe housing for women and their children fleeing an abusive partner. Very informative and helpful website.
Websites That May Be of Interest
Dr. Andre Weil.
A leader in Integrative health with an informative website
The Linus Pauling Institute
An excellent site from Oregon State University
Our local herb shop:The Elderberry
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). NCCAM, as part of the NIH, maintains a free website that provides health information, research, clinical trials, training opportunities and information about complementary and alternative therapies. You can subscribe on-line for a free “CAM at the NIH” quarterly newsletter.
A wealth of important information from Michael Pollan
Local sliding scale mental healthcare for women:The Woman’s Initiative
Extensive educational site focused on young women’s health:Center for Young Women’s Health
Informational and product based site focusing on issues related to sex in midlife and after breast cancer:Middlesex MD
Dr. Susan Love: Breast cancer and menopause issues