PAVSA is dedicated to the elimination of sexual violence in southern Saint Louis County. Our core values include confidentiality, resiliency, inclusivity and community-mindedness. We are dedicated to providing services essential to assisting survivors of sexual violence throughout their healing process at no cost.
PAVSA offers a variety of services including:
PAVSA also provides education to the community including:
PAVSA's services are the primary focus of programming, with the goal of assisting survivors to heal from the trauma following an assault, and regain control over their own lives. All direct services offered by PAVSA are free and confidential for victims. PAVSA was created in 1975 by a small group of women who wanted to address the issue of rape in our community. Since obtaining non-profit status in 1976, PAVSA has developed into a staffed agency with a large volunteer base that provides comprehensive services to survivors of all forms of sexual violence.