Sexual Violence/Abuse Resources:
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) 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.
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.
ME TOO MOVEMENT
The ‘me too.’ movement was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Our vision from the beginning was to address both the dearth in resources for survivors of sexual violence and to build a community of advocates, driven by survivors, who will be at the forefront for creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities.
IT HAPPENED TO ALEXA
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.
KNOW YOUR IX
Know Your IX provides information for students about their Title IX rights in regards to ending sexual violence on campus.
END RAPE ON CAMPUS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STOP IT NOW
Stop it Now provides resources for victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse.
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.
ASIAN PACIFIC INSTITUTE ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
BLOOD AND MILK
Blood + Milk is a community and resource for the awakening woman. We exist to help every woman wake up to to a new reality: that women’s oppression of any kind can no longer be tolerated in silence. We have been living in a nightmare, but collectively we are waking up.
Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. Bitch Media is in print with Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, online at bitchmedia.org, on the air with our podcasts, Popaganda and Backtalk, and on campuses around the world via Bitch on Campus. We offer writing fellowships and internships on a quarterly basis, and we also house a community lending library at our HQ in Portland, Oregon.
Spectrum Boutique is a sex-positive toy store that has a no-nonsense approach to sexuality and sexual education. They believe that fulfilling your sexual desires is a very important self-affirmation and human right. They welcome all identities, curiosities, and experience levels!
QUEENS OF THE UNDERWORLD
Queens of the Underworld provides community for women identifying and femme sex workers that serves as a resource for learning coping-skills and self-care. As a sex worker founded and led business, we understand the unique challenges of the industry and provide a nonjudgmental, non-denominational space to find understanding, compassion,and healing from toxic work environments and associated trauma. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming atmosphere where people can connect with resources, to continue learning self-love and awareness through classes, mentorship, and peer support.
THE SEX ED
The Sex Ed provides resources to explore the ways we experience and express sexuality through original content–from essays and artwork to podcasts, to live talks and events.