San Francisco Women Against Rape

About San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)

San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals and communities in San Francisco that are responding to, healing from, and struggling to end sexual violence. At SFWAR, we believe that no single individual, organization, foundation, or business alone can stop the epidemic of sexual assault, but that by responding as a whole community, we each bring our piece of the solution.


SFWAR is a women of color-led, volunteer-based organization that has provided rape crisis services to survivors of sexual assault for 40 years. As the primary provider of rape crisis services in San Francisco, we also offer support to friends and families of survivors and provide expert advice, training, and assistance to healthcare workers, medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officers and other professionals throughout the city. Our prevention programs have reached young people in classrooms in schools serving every area of San Francisco, and provided information and resources to people of all ages through community programs, social services, and numerous community events. All our services are confidential and free of charge.