Sexual Assault Resources
Note: Many resources listed were found on the RAINN Resources page, which is an incredible resource. We have also added a few that weren't previously provided. We hope you can find what you need.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
This site offers a wide variety of information relating to sexual violence including a large legal resource library.
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)
VAWnet Resource Center for 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
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
U.S. Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry
NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site.
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) & Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
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.
Provides educational information and resources for men, family and friends, and professionals. Also provides access to the online hotline.
24/7 Chatline available on website
Male Survivor is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism.
Jim Hopper Ph.D.
Dr. Hopper, a founding board member of 1in6, has written on Unwanted or Abusive Childhood Experiences; Sexual Assault & the Brain; Brain, Healing and Happiness; Mindfulness & Meditation; and Healing Resources.
Hope Exists After Rape Trauma (H-E-A-R-T)
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.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. We work with survivors of all genders, and our goal is to empower survivors to heal and seek justice in ways that are meaningful to them. We meet the needs of survivors in crisis and long after, and we also assist them as they navigate the health-care, criminal legal, social service, and school systems.
BARCC assists thousands of sexual violence survivors and their families, friends and communities each year, regardless of sex, gender identity, race, physical/developmental disabilities, income, ethnicity, class, religion, or sexual orientation. We provide services in English and Spanish, as well as other languages upon request.
BARCC’s highly trained and supervised volunteer counselors and staff are available to support survivors of sexual violence, their families and friends, and providers. You can reach the hotline by phone 24-7 at 800-841-8371 or web chat 9:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. every day. The hotline is free and confidential, and our web chat hotline works on mobile browsers.
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.
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
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).
Project Respect aims to create discussions and share a positive alternative model of relationships for youth.
24-hour Crisis & Info Line: 250-383-3232
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.