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Resources

Domestic Partner Violence Resources

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas. In addition to providing domestic violence advocacy, safety planning and case management, the center assists victims with relocation, emergency funds for housing and childcare, and funds for payment of legal fees.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Through this hotline an advocate can provide local direct service resources (safehouse shelters, transportation, casework assistance) and crisis intervention. Interpreter services available in 170 languages. The National Domestic Violence Hotline also partner with the Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Center to provide a videophone option.

National Teen Dating Abuse Online Helpline

This online helpline assists teens who are, or may be, in abusive relationships.

Safe Horizon

Safe Horizon aims to empower victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. In addition to providing a hotline for survivors, Safe Horizon also provide assist finding domestic violence shelters, family justice centers, and criminal court projects. Safe Horizons also is equipped with immigration law project that provides legal help for immigrants.

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)

NCJFCJ’s “Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody” provides technical assistance, training, specialized resources, and policy development to a multi-disciplinary audience on child protection and child custody issues in the context of domestic violence.

General Resources

DayOne

To partner with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development.

Girls for Gender Equity

Resources for youth combating sexual harassment and violence in schools and the streets.

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence hosts a resource library home of thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression.

National Organization for Victim Assistance

Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States. They connect victims with services and resources and ensure that professional core competencies are met and maintained by those working directly with crime victims through credentialing programs.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) offers a wide variety of information relating to sexual violence including a large legal resource library.

National Street Harassment Hotline

Created by Stop Street Harassment, Defend Yourself, and operated by RAINN, the National Street Harassment Hotline is a resource for those affected by gender-based street harassment

RAINN

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

The National Center for Victims of Crime

The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. They connect survivors to domestic shelters, mental health practitioners, and possible legal support. In addition, they also offer a hotline and online chat linking survivors to professionals.

Human Trafficking Resources

Department of Homeland Security

This government agency website has a link to a state and local database of anti-trafficking groups. There is also information regarding immigration status if you are an undocumented victim of trafficking.

Let’s End Human Trafficking in New York

Let’s End Human Trafficking in New York offers a hotline where a caller can report trafficking crimes or get help. New laws in New York provide options for all trafficking victims regardless of immigration status.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center is national multilingual anti-trafficking hotline. A caller can report a tip and be connected with anti-trafficking services in their area. A caller can also call this hotline and request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.

Polaris

Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks by helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing the entrapment of more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Their website features resources and guides for those plagued by sex trafficking.

Shared Hope International

Shared Hope provides residential facilities for survivors of human trafficking where they can have access to medical and mental health care, education, job training and economic development programs. Today Shared Hope provides these resources in Nepal, India, Jamaica and the United States.

U.S. Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Complaint Line

Concerned citizens can call to report suspected instances of human trafficking or worker exploitation and contact the FBI field office nearest to them. The hotline offers foreign language translation services in most languages as well as TTY.

Legal Resources

ACLU

The ACLU has works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

The purpose of the It Happened to Alexa Foundation is to help support rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars. Established in 2003, the foundation assists rape victims’ families throughout the United States with travel expenses during the litigation process.

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA)

The Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project is a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and serves 182 Texas counties from the panhandle to the Texas-Mexico border. LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.

MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)

MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of sexual violence statewide, as well as training and technical assistance for professionals working with survivors

National Women’s Law Center

The Center promotes equality and opportunity for women and families. They champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement.

SurvJustice

This Washington DC based organization provides legal assistance to survivors who need representation at campus hearings, help securing safety measures and other accommodations, along with help filing administrative complaints.

The Laws in Your State

The Laws in Your State provides a database of state laws including mandatory reporting, confidentiality laws, HIV/AIDS testing of sexual offenders, termination of a rapists’ parental rights, and statute of limitations for all states.

Womenslaw.org

Womenslaw.org provides plain-language legal information for victims of abuse. This includes information about restraining orders and other legal protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Medical or Physical Resources

Healthcare Center Directory

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a Healthcare Center Directory. This directory lists federally funded health centers that provide a variety of services even if the recipient does not have health insurance. Users pay a co-payment based on their income. These health centers generally provide primary care services.

International Association of Forensic Nurses

The International Association of Forensic Nurses is an international membership organization comprised of forensic nurses working around the world and other professionals who support and complement the work of forensic nursing. They partner with SANE (listed above) to point survivors in the direction of facilities with certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

The SANE program offers sensitive, caring, and supportive care following a sexual assault. Their website provides a list of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs in each state. These specialists are registered nurses, who have advanced education in forensic examination of sexual assault victims.

Start Your Recovery

After trauma, survivors of sexual violence may experience emotionally or physically painful effects that can make it difficult to feel normal, even after returning to their daily lives. Some may turn to drugs or alcohol in an attempt to cope with physical or emotional pain. Start Your Recovery aims to stop this cycle by providing substance abuse information that relates to a survivors experience.

The Center For Disease Control National Prevention Information Network

The CDC’s Prevention Information Network provides information pertaining to HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). On their website you can find a testing facility and explore treatment options.

Resources for College Students

End Rape on Campus

EROC is an advocacy organization dedicated to assisting students file Title IX complaints. In addition to connecting survivors with various resources such as counseling and help with filing federal complaints, EROC also offers a variety of speaking and educational programs on campuses.

Know Your IX

Know Your IX provides information for students about their Title IX rights in regards to ending sexual violence on campus.

NotAlone.gov

A government website dedicated to educating students and schools about Title IX and sexual assault.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) promotes equity and education for women and girls. Their website features a Ending Campus Sexual Assault Toolkit which contains resources for faculty, staff, students, and advocates on campuses.

Resources for Incarcerated Victims

Just Detention International (JDI)

Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. JDI sends every survivor in prison who writes to them a Survivor Packet which includes a self-help guide, contact information for local rape crisis centers, legal aid organizations, and a letter of hope from another prisoner rape survivor. In addition, JDI trains rape crisis counselors to help survivors inside prisons and jails.

Justice Now

Working alongside people inside California Women's prisons, Justice Now aims to dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex in all of its forms. Justice Now provides legal advocacy to people in California women’s prisons, safeguarding their legal and human rights.

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a non-profit organization that strives to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence. On their website, they explain the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 and covers what it means for survivors in prison.

Resources for LGBTQI Survivors

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling provides a directory of LGBT-friendly mental health specialists across the United States. Specialists listed are verified members of AGLBTIC, a division of the American Counseling Association.

FORGE

FORGE, For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression, is home to the Transgender Sexual Violence Project. Their website provides a list of resources for transgender sexual assault survivors such as mental health providers and support groups.

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

A coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. Their website features a Know Your Rights section that covers discrimination, sexual harassment, and filing a complaint.

The Network La Red

The Network/La Red hotline provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender folks, as well as folks in the BDSM or Polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Support available in English and Spanish.

The NW Network

Founded in 1987 by lesbian survivors of battering, the NW Network works to end abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities throughout the Northwest. They aim to do this by connecting survivors to various resources such as counseling and basic legal advocacy and by creating safe spaces for support groups to take place.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides a hotline, chatroom, and social network site for all LGBTQI people. Survivors can benefit from their support center and their network of trained counselors.

Resources for Male Survivors

1 in 6

1 in 6 aims to be a support for men sexually abused as children. They do this by providing educational information and resources for men, family and friends, and professionals. They offer 24 hour support in the form of a national helpline and online groups for male survivors.

Jimhopper.com

Jimhopper.com provides articles that discuss the effects of child sexual abuse on adult men and their loved ones, bringing light to an often overlooked demographic of sexual assault victims.

Malesurvivor.org

Malesurvivor.org offers support and resources to male sexual assault survivors, their families, and their allies. In addition to creating physical safe spaces for male survivors to connect and share, Malesurvivor.org also connects survivors to a database of counselors.

The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

The primary work of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services is to provide leadership, coordination and collaboration of sexual assault services in Alberta. Male survivors can find sexual assault statistics, myths and realities, and a list of possible coping skills on their website. The also have tips on how to support a loved one who is a male victim of sexual assault.

Together We Heal

Together We Heal exists to provide guidance and counseling to those in need and to educate any who seek information on how to support survivors. Their website features a list of therapist specialized in sexual assault, based across the United States.

Resources for Military Survivors

Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic

Masons Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic is a coalition of lawyers that have provided free legal services to active duty soldiers, their families, and veterans. Their website covers the legal rights soldiers have, how a soldier can report a sexual offense, and where they can get veteran centered counseling.

Safe Helpline

The Department of Defense’s Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of Department of Defense community affected by sexual assault. This includes active and inactive military personnel. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information for survivors. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7.

Stateside Legal

Stateside Legal aims to help members of the military, veterans, and their families access benefits and find free legal support. Their website lists the VA benefits a survivor could receive and sexual trauma treatment programs for veterans.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents. The website defines sexual assault and details how it may present itself in the military. It also covers how the VA should be supporting victims of sexual assault.

United States Naval Academy’s Legal Counsel Program

The Navy Victims’ Legal Counsel Program provides military sexual assault survivors with a dedicated attorney that helps victims understand the investigation and military justice process, guard their legal rights and interests and obtain additional support in accessing resources that may assist in their recovery. This attorney is provided to Navy service members and other eligible victims of sexual assault at Navy expense.

Resources for People of Color

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence (APIGBV)

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Black Women’s Blueprint (BWB)

Black Women’s Blueprint aims to create a world where women and girls of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased. BWB offers survivors support groups, crisis intervention. emergency assistance and community education presentations.

Casa de Esperanza

Casa de Esperanza is a leader in the domestic violence movement and a national resource center for organizations working with Latinos in the United States. Casa de Esperanza’s mission is to “mobilize Latina and Latino communities to end domestic violence.”

INCITE!

INCITE! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing. Their website provides historical context, present day context, and possible remedies for women of color living in the dangerous intersections of sexism, racism and other oppressions.

Mending The Sacred Hoop

Mending the Sacred Hoop is a Native owned and operated non-profit organization that exists to address violence against Native women and works to end it. Their website provides names of other Native sexual violence providers, case summaries of Indian law, and the number to their crisis line.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center

The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.

The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault

The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is a nonprofit organization that works with historically marginalized communities focusing on social justice issues such as, reproductive justice, economics, substance abuse, HIV, disability, immigration, and healthcare. On their website survivors can find local sexual assault organizations specifically for communities of color.

The Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association

The Women Lawyers Division (WLD) of the National Bar Association was established in 1972 as a vehicle for women in the practice of law to address the issues and problems that particularly affect, interest, and concern African American women.

Resources for Sexual Assault in Workplace

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC is a federal program responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. On their website they provide a list of How-To’s that aim to help the survivors of workplace sexual harassment pursue justice.

Equal Rights Advocates

The Equal Rights Advocates protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. In addition to offering counseling and know your rights seminars, the ERA also provides legal advice for women who have faced sexual harassment in the workplace.

The United States Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau

The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments. Their website provides a list of their regional offices that help provide victims of sexual harassment with resources and support.

Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund

The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is housed at and administered by the National Women’s Law Center, connects those who experience sexual misconduct including assault, harassment, abuse and related retaliation in the workplace or in trying to advance their careers with legal and public relations assistance. The Fund will help defray legal and public relations costs in select cases based on criteria and availability of funds

Women’s Employed, IL

This Illinois based organization aims to mobilize people and organizations to expand educational and employment opportunities for America’s working women. In addition to providing valuable information for survivors, their website also details how to file a report with the EEOC nationally and in Illinois.

Women’s Law Project, PA

Established in 1974, The Women’s Law Project is the only public interest legal center in Pennsylvania devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women and girls. They provide telephone counseling and referral service for victims of sexual harassment. In addition, their website deconstructs Pennsylvania's sexual harassment protections for victims.

Resources for Survivors of Child Abuse

Cyber Tipline

This Tipline is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking.

Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light provides crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. Hotline calls are automatically routed to a local center.

Justice for Children

Justice for Children provides a full range of advocacy services for abused and neglected children.

National Children’s Alliance

This organization represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs are a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, mental and physical health practitioners who investigate instances of child physical and sexual abuse.

Resources for Undocumented Individuals

Domesticshelters.org

Domesticshelters.org is the largest online and mobile searchable directory of domestic violence programs and shelters in the U.S. and Canada. Their website details the protections for undocumented women under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

MALDEF

Founded in 1968, MALDEF is a Latino legal civil rights organization. MALDEF attorneys and staff have successfully challenged divisive anti-immigrant ordinances across the nation and have fought to protect the personal rights of immigrants living in the United States.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services gives a detailed breakdown on the legal rights available to immigrant victims of domestic violence in the United States.

Share Your Story

1 in 3

Founded in 2009, the One in Three Campaign aims to shed light on the percentage of men affected by sexual assault. They urge male survivors of sexual assault to share their stories on their website.

The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project originated in Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1990 and is made up of t-shirts created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence. Survivors can create their own shirt telling their story.

When You’re Ready

The When You’re Ready Project was started in 2014, following highly publicized rape and sexual assault allegations that dominated headlines. It was inspired by the women who came forward and bravely told their stories.

Support for Survivors with Disabilities

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)

DAWN provides legal, medical, system advocacy and survivor support services and aims to promote healthy relationships and end abuse in the deaf community of the Washington, DC area. DAWN hosts events and meeting for deaf students in the DC area so they can learn what constitutes abuse and how to combat it.

National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)

Formed in 1989, the goal of NAPSA is to provide Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment. Their website features the APS map which is designed to provide easy access to information on reporting suspected abuse nationwide.

National Disability Rights Network

NDRN members investigate reports of abuse and neglect, and seek systemic change to prevent further incidents; advocate for basic rights; and ensure accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems for individuals with disabilities.

Womenshealth.gov

The Office on Women's Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). OWH coordinates women's health efforts across HHS and addresses critical women's health issues. Their website provides resources for those who wish to support a disabled loved one affected by sexual assault.