Ways to Give


Men of Courage Breakfast

Princess & Pirate Ball

2014 Domestic Violence Walk

Our Mission

SPARCC’s mission is to stop domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

About Us

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 victims, SPARCC is actively engaged in promoting social change through community awareness and education, in an effort to prevent such violence in the future.  SPARCC serves its clients through an Outreach Center in downtown Sarasota, satellite offices in south Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, a shelter operating 24 hours a day/365 days a year and at the local courthouses.

Watch this video to see how SPARCC is saving lives today and tomorrow!

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.

Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center
2139 Main Street Sarasota, Florida 34237
Administration: (941) 365-0208 ~ Hotline: (941) 365-1976 (TTY)

Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.