I am a victim of rape/sexual assault. What do I do?

We are so very sorry to learn that you are a victim of sexual assault and are grateful that you’ve reached out to us for guidance.  Here are some resources that may help you navigate the healing process. 

You may wish to start by contacting the 24/7 National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at (800) 656-4673, or chat with someone here, to be connected with a specially trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. The Hotline routes callers to a local Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network(RAINN) affiliate organization based on the first six digits of the caller’s phone number.  Cell phone callers have the option to enter the zip code of their current location to locate the sexual assault service provider closest to them. 

Additionally, the organizations listed below may be of significant, additional support and guidance:

  • RAINN is the national hotline for survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. Helpline agents can connect you to a local sexual assault program, safety planning, and self-care. For loved ones, they have supplemental information on how to speak with and help your loved one after they have been assaulted.  You can contact RAINN at (800) 656-4673 or chat with someone here.   
  • Victim Connect is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and obtain resources from 9 AM – 5 PM EST. The Victim Connect Resource center can answer questions related to case management, mental health, housing needs, compensation, legal services, advocacy, and reporting. You can reach Victim Connect at (855) 484-2846 or chat with someone here.   
  • Pandora’s Project is a non-profit organization that provides support and resources to survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones.  The website offers a free peer-support discussion forum and chat groups for sexual assault. Additionally, they can provide national and international information about sexual assault crisis centers.
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center is a nonprofit organization that maintains a directory of state and territory sexual assault coalitions, victim/survivor support organizations, and local communities of color sexual assault organizations.
  • 1in6 is a nonprofit organization that provides support for men and boys experiencing sexual abuse or assault. Offers information, resources, 24/7 chat, online support groups, trauma-informed trainings and webinars.  
  • Women’s Law, can be reached at (800) 799-7233, and is a nonprofit organization that provides an email hotline service for basic legal information, referrals, questions, concerns, and emotional support for domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Service available for men as well. They also have Spanish-language materials. 

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