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National Resources on Sexual Abuse and Misconduct

SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS

BetterBrave
A guide for targets of sexual harassment. Betterbrave presents a definition of sexual harassment and then provides options and presents your rights.

Crime Victims Treatment Center
The Crime Victims Treatment Center provides support for survivors of interpersonal violence through crisis intervention, trauma-focused therapy, legal advocacy, and psychiatric consultations. All of their services are confidential and completely free of charge.This resource is focused on those who live/work in New York State.

Equal Rights Advocates
A national legal enforcement organization with helplines and online "Know Your Rights" materials including a Sexual Harassment in the Office Toolkit.

Human Resources for the Arts
HR for the Arts provides possible mediation assistance for non-criminal sexual harassment situations. This is a place to start for those who are experiencing an unsafe or uncomfortable work environment.

The ‘It Happened to Alexa’ Foundation
A Legal Foundation which supports rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial.

National Organization for Women
NOW provides general information and an emergency care guide for victims of rape and sexual assault. 

Project Callisto
"Project Callisto is creating technology to combat sexual assault, empower survivors, and advance justice – an online sexual assault reporting system. This resource is currently only available on college and university campuses, but is in the process of expanding to other fields."

RAINN
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Resource for Male Survivors
A center of resources and support for Male survivors. They also offer weekend recovery retreats across the United States.

tEQuitable
An independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

Transgender Sexual Violence Project
A program that works to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Their website includes webinars, publications, and toolkits directly curated for transgender survivors.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides support and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.

 

GENERAL RESOURCE HUBS

Lean In
Lean In provides resources including articles written by publications from The New York Times to The Center for American Progress on various elements of fighting against sexual misconduct from self care to helping others.

Maryville University
“Understanding the Me Too Movement: A Sexual Harassment Awareness Guide” details the origins of the #MeToo movement, facts about sexual harassment, and the options available for someone who has been sexually harassed.

Modern Alliance
Modern Alliance is a coalition of organizations, researchers, and creatives working together to protect people from destructive, predatory behavior. They fund research and provide a resource guide and other content.

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
A database home to thousands of materials/articles/resources on gender based violence and related issues.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
A center of resources, organizations, and eLearning surrounding the topic of Sexual Violence.

Time’s Up
A source of resources on ‘where you can get help’ and ‘what you can do.’ The women leading Time’s Up partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.

US Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website
Provides a quick search of sex offenders as well as information on education and prevention.

We Said Enough
We Said Enough includes curated stories from harassment and assault victims.


NATIONAL HOTLINES

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: 212-714-1141

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 site has a list of local anti-violence programs and publications

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)

A national hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider.

National Street Harassment Hotline: 855-897-5910

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. Support is available in English and Spanish.

Safe Horizon 24-Hr Helpline: 800-621-HOPE (4673)

Safe Horizon offers personalized, non-judgmental support, provide information about safety and resources in your community, and connect you to Safe Horizon’s programs and services.

The Network/La Red: 617-742-4911

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 is available in English and Spanish.

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

A non-profit dedicated to supporting the well-being of transgender people. This hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people and is available 11 am to 5 am EST.

Women In Film Helpline: 323-545-0333

An integrated program to refer victims of harassment to designated mental health counselors, law enforcement professionals, and civil and criminal lawyers and litigators.