It takes an entire community to make a difference.

ABOUT US

If you are a survivor of domestic or sexual violence, you are not alone. SPARCC provides free and confidential services. Call 941-365-1976 to speak with a trained advocate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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With your support, SPARCC can serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Please help us continue these vital programs by making a contribution to help break the cycle of violence in our communities.

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GET INVOLVED

It takes an entire community to make a difference. All volunteers are considered advocates for social change by providing community education, outreach support, crisis intervention and fundraising support.

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Get Help Now

If you are a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault, you are not alone. SPARCC services are free and confidential. Call our helpline at 941-365-1976 (TTY) to speak with a trained advocate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It takes tremendous courage to reach out and get help, but there is hope for a better tomorrow.

We encourage you to use this website as a resource for information. Please remember that if you are in a dangerous relationship, use a safe computer and make sure you have a safety plan for yourself, your children, and pets. There is always a computer trail but you can leave this site quickly by hitting the HIDE PAGE button in the top right corner of this page.

SPARCC IS SAVING LIVES TODAY AND TOMORROW!

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. (SPARCC) was formed as a non-profit agency in 1979. SPARCC is the only state-certified center for domestic violence and sexual assault services for Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. All of SPARCC’s services are free and confidential. In addition to serving survivors, SPARCC is actively engaged in promoting social change through community awareness and education, in an effort to prevent future violence.