Resources for Survivors
The national Sexual Assault Kit Initiative is committed to helping survivors of sexual assault. If you or someone you know needs help, support is available through the resources listed below. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800.656.HOPE (4673)
The hotline provides emotional support, advice and crisis intervention and through local partnerships callers can receive immediate help in their community.
National Sexual Assault Online Hotline – online.rainn.org
The online hotline provides support, advice, and crisis intervention through a secure instant-messaging format. For help in Spanish, visit rainn.org/es.
National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1.800.787.7233 or www.thehotline.org
The hotline provides 24/7 confidential, one-on-one support to each caller, offering crisis assistance and information about next steps. Bilingual advocates are on hand, and the Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.
Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center And the Sexual Assault Support & Help For Americans Abroad Program – 866.USWOMEN (879.6636)
The crisis center can be reached internationally toll-free from 175 countries, serving both civilian and military populations overseas. Advocates can be reached 24/7 by first dialing your AT&T USADirect access number and at the prompt, enter the phone number: 866-USWOMEN (879-6636).
Information and Resources
Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual-assault organization and a national leader in online crisis intervention services. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline. All services are free, confidential and available 24/7.
Joyful Heart Foundation
The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to transform society's response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors' healing, and end this violence forever.
VictimConnect Resource Center
The VictimConnect Resource Center provides a place for crime victims to access information about their rights and options, resources, and referrals. In addition to web-based resources, a traditional telephone-based helpline and online chat are available.
victimconnect.org or 8.55.4.VICTIM (855.484.2846)
NotAlone provides resources for students, schools, and other individuals interested in finding way to respond to and prevent sexual assault. NotAlone was launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and provide a tool to locate local services and resources.