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NATIONAL RESOURCES


For General Information and support

National Sexual Assault Hotline
National hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here. Hotline: 800-656-HOPE

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
This site offers a wide variety of information relating to sexual violence including a large legal resource library.
Direct: 717-909-0710
TTY: 717-909-0715
Toll Free: 877-739-3895

National Organization for Victim Assistance 
Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause.
Direct: 800-879-6682 (800-TRY-NOVA)

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.
Direct (Voice): 1-800 537-2238
TTY: 1-800 553-2508

U.S. Department of Justice: National Sex Offender Public Website
NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site.

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 are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
Confidential referral hotline: 855-4-VICTIM


Sexual Assault Prevention

National Violence against Women Prevention Research Center
Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this website to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or layperson interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.

Project Respect
Project Respect aims to create discussions and share a positive alternative model of relationships for youth.
24-hour Crisis & Info Line: 250-383-3232

PreventConnect
The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.
Direct: 916-446-2520

Campus Outreach Services
Offer information and expertise to schools on sexual violence, diversity, sexual harassment, bullying, hate crimes, healthy relationships, assertiveness, eating disorders, suicide, and related risk issues.
Direct: 866-966-9901

The Date Safe Project
The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting of boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors (opening the door for family and friends).
Direct: 1.800.329.9390
E-mail: info@DATESAFEProject.org

Child Help: Speak Up Be Safe
Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe is a newly developed, school-based, child abuse prevention education program that focuses on child safety. It is an evolution of Good Touch Bad Touch.

Men Can Stop Rape
Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.
Direct line: 202-265-6530


Drug Abuse & Recovery

UMass Boston Recovery Group
The goal of the Recovery Support Program is to provide students in recovery from a substance use disorder with non-clinical supportive resources to assist them in attaining their academic, personal, and professional goals. 
Phone: 617-287-5680

DrugRehab.com
Resource that provides information about addiction and substance abuse. Some people who suffer from PTSD turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. Our organization works to spread awareness of this issue and to be an informational resource for those impacted by alcohol and drug dependence.
24-Hour Hotline:  855-527-6655


Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse:

National Child Abuse Hotline
Provide local referrals for services. A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages.
Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD (422-2253)

Darkness to Light
They provide crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. Hotline calls are automatically routed to a local center.
Helpline: 866-FOR-LIGHT (367-5444)

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.
Hotline: 800-THE-LOST (843-5678)

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. Their website explains the process and has a directory according to geographic location.
Direct: 202-548-0090

Stop It Now
Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse.
Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773-8368)

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


Survivors with Disabilities

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)
Legal, medical, system advocacy and survivor support services.
Video Phone: 202-559-5366

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.
Direct: 202-408-9514
TTY: 202-408-9521


Cyber Abuse

Caller Smart
An online resource for spotting, reporting, and fighting cyberbullying.

Cyber Bullying Resource Center
A clearinghouse for information regarding cyberbullying.


Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
A national multilingual anti-trafficking hotline. Caller can report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in their area; or request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources.
Hotline: 888-373-7888

U.S. Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Complaint Line:
Call to report suspected instances of human trafficking or worker exploitation or contact the FBI field office nearest you. Offers foreign language translation services in most languages as well as TTY. After business hours, the complaint line has a message service in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin.
Hotline: 888-428-7581


Military Resources

Safe Helpline
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community.

The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere.
Hotline: 877-995-5247


Legal Resources

Womenslaw.org
Information about restraining orders and other legal protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Direct: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 

The Laws in Your State
A database of state laws including mandatory reporting, confidentiality laws, HIV/AIDS testing of sexual offenders, termination of rapists' parental rights, and statutes of limitations for each state.

Attorney Referral Line
Refers callers to attorneys in their geographic area who can represent them in their pursuit of civil claims and victim restitution. The referral line is not an anonymous service. Their website also gives information about civil lawsuits.
Phone: 202-467-8716

Take Back The Night Foundation
Legal support for survivors in every state. Referrals to counseling, support, legal aid, hospitals, and nearest TBTN Event Holders.
Hotline: 866-966-9013

It Happened to Alexa Foundation
The 'It Happened to Alexa Foundation’ supports 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.
Direct: 716-754-9105


Medical/Physical Health

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
The SANE/SART 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.

To locate the nearest SANE program, click here.

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.
Phone: 877-464-4772

The Center For Disease Control National Prevention Information Network (AIDS/HIV, STI Information)
U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Hotline: 800-458-5231

International Association of Forensic Nurses
An international membership organization comprised of forensic nurses working around the world and other professionals who support and complement the work of forensic nursing.


Mental Health

Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation
The Sidran Institute provides information on traumatic stress (including PTSD), dissociative disorders, and co-occurring issues such as addictions, self-injury, and suicidal behaviors.

GoodTherapy.org
GoodTherapy.org is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries worldwide who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.

Psychology Today
Find detailed professional listings for treatment centers in the United States and Canada.

National Eating Disorder Helpline
Information, crisis and referral hotline for people dealing with eating disorders.
Helpline: 800-931-2237

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Provides information and referral services, not counseling.
Helpline: 888-950-NAMI (6264)

Hope Exists After Rape Trauma
The mission of Hope Exists After Rape Trauma (H-E-A-R-T) is to provide HOPE for victims of sexual assault through the provision of essential and therapeutic support, by affecting positive change in laws influencing their lives, and by educating both the public and professionals commissioned to serve victims.
Direct: 804-829-2981