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Sister Organizations

and Resources

for Abuse Survivors

ACEP - Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.



EFTi:  EFT International



Hope Allowed:   Seattle area nonprofit helping women break the cycle of abuse.


Peaceful Heart Network:   Offers TTT and other resources for survivors and refugees worldwide.

Beyond Surviving: A program for survivors of childhood sexual abuse

RAINN:  Rape Abuse and Incest National Network:

Sister Organizations


ACEs Connection

ACEs Connection is a social network recognizing the impact of adverse childhood experiencesin shaping adult behavior and health, and reforming all communities and institutions -- from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches -- to help heal and develop resilience rather than to continue to traumatize already traumatized people.

Thenetwork achieves this by creating a safe place and a trusted source where members share information, explore resources and access tools that help them work together to create resilient families, systems and communities. A companion site,, provides news to the general public as part of the ACEs Connection Network.



Advocates for Family Peace



American Red Cross

The American Red Cross, also known as the American National Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education in the United States.


Anti-Violence Project

AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.



Administration for Children and Families- Human Trafficking 

ACF is committed to ensuring that victims of all forms for human trafficking -- adults and children; foreign national, citizens, and legal residents; survivors of labor and sexual exploitation -- have access to the support they need.


Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
“The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers is an international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.”



Battered Women’s Justice Project.

Collaborative effort of several U.S. national organizations aiming to improve criminal justice responses to domestic violence.

The Birth Injury Justice Center

The Birth Injury Justice Center is dedicated to supporting anyone who has been affected by birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and other developmental disabilities. We strive to provide answers and guidance to ensure that families receive the assistance they need to improve their quality of life.
(800) 409-5420

Break The Cycle.

Break the Cycle is the leading national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. From the classroom to the courtroom to the floor of Congress, we work every day to give young people, and those who care about them, the tools they need to live safer, healthier lives. 

Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. Everyone has a right to a safe and healthy relationship, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual identity. We work every day to make that right a reality.

Break the Cycle was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1996. While there were a lot of services for children experiencing abuse by adults and for adults in peer-to-peer abusive relationships, there was a gap in services for young people experiencing abuse in dating relationships. We began to fill that gap by creating teen-specific violence prevention education and providing legal services for youth. In 2004, Break the Cycle expanded nationally in response to the need for dating abuse services and programs. Break the Cycle now has staff in Los Angeles and the District of Columbia, along with partners, volunteers and supporters across the nation.

CDC – Rape Prevention and Education Initiative
“The RPE program provides funding to state health departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. RPE grantees work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including state sexual violence coalitions, educational institutions, law enforcement entities, rape crisis centers, community organizations and others to guide implementation of their state sexual violence prevention plans.”

Center for Sex Offender Management

The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders. CSOM aims to provide those responsible for managing sex offenders with ready access to the most current knowledge by synthesizing and disseminating research andeffective practices to the field; and by offering specialized training and technical assistance on a wide variety of issues related to sex offender management.

Child Help

Resources to educate about and prevent physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect of children.



Darkness to Light
“With affiliates in all 50 U.S. states and 16 international locations, D2L provides individuals, organizations, and communities with the tools to protect children from sexual abuse. To date, the D2L network of 6,000 authorized facilitators has trained over 500,000 parents, youth serving professionals, and organization volunteers in D2L’s award-winning Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention program.”



David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages

These Trauma Pages focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and dissociation, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. The purpose of this award winningsite is to provide information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field.

Directory of Crime Victim Services
Enables crime victims to readily locate national and international assistance services and will help victim service providers make appropriate referrals. The directory allows users to search for victim services by location, type of victimization and type of service needed. 


Domestic Violence during the Pandemic:  Resources for Survivors

Great resource on how the pandemic lockdowns are affecting people staying at home; IPV and relationship issues; and resources for protecting and empowering yourself.

Pandemic Resources for Victims and Survivors

Domestic Violence Drug Rehab Centers

Substance abuse treatment programs tailored for survivors of domestic abuse play a crucial role in crafting recovery strategies that empower individuals to break free from toxic relationships. These specialized programs, with other resources dedicated to domestic abuse, offer avenues for individuals to seek safety and embark on a journey toward healing.

Empower Women

Empower Women has grown into a global movement with more than half a million viewers and over 18,500+ passionate and ambitious women and men from the private sector, civil society, academia, governments and international organizations more than 198 countries. Empower Women has also cultivated a global network of 410+ dynamic, influential Champions for women’s economic empowerment from over 70 countries. Together, we are taking actions and driving change for women’s economic empowerment both online and offline.


enditnow is a global initiative to raise awareness and advocate for the end of violence around the world. It aims to mobilize Seventh-day Adventists around the world and invites other community groups to join in to resolve this worldwide issue. 

This initiative was launched in October 2009 in partnership between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and the Department of Women's Ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.



End Rape on Campus.

End Rape on Campus is a national organization providing confidential, complimentary resources to survivors, parents, alumni, and faculty seeking support. The mission of EROC is to provide free, direct support to campus activists who are filing federal complaints, like Title IX, to the Office for Civil Rights, and/or Clery complaints in order to hold colleges and universities accountable for their handling of sexual violations.


The Enough Abuse Campaign
The Enough Abuse Campaign, a grassroots movement to prevent child sexual abuse, is gaining momentum across the country.  Developed in Massachusetts, the Campaign has been adopted by New Jersey and Maryland and has now been launched in New York, Nevada and 25 counties in California.  The campaign provides adults and communities with the knowledge and skills needed to put an end to the silence around child sexual abuse.




Faith Trust Institute

Working together to end sexual and domestic violence

FaithTrust Institute is anational, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.



FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE believes that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, envisioning a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. To promote this needed conversation, they create art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking.



Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow.From domestic violence and child abuse, to bullying and sexual assault, our programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.


Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. Founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd, who had been sexually exploited as a teenager, GEMS has helped hundreds of girls and young women, ages 12–24, to exit the commercial sex industry and develop their potential. GEMS provides young women with empathetic, consistent support, and viable opportunities for positive change.



Gift From Within.

Gift from Within is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals; develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through its website; and maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support.


Help & Information for Stalking Victims:

         Surviving a Stalker: Stay Safe. Get Help. Reclaim Your Life. by Linden Gross

         Safe Horizon stalking victims’ hotline (assessment & referrals provided) – 866-689-4357

         National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224 for the hearing impaired

         Stalking Resource Center – A program of the National Center for Victims of Crime

         Stalking Behavior website – Information & resources

         LAPD Threat Management Unit: 213-893-8339

         The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): 1-800-879-6682

         A Guide to Domestic Violence Risk Assessment, Risk Reduction and Safety Plan

         The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

         Privacy Rights Clearinghouse – Recommendations related to harassment & stalking

         Electronic Privacy Center

         Domestic Violence Resource Directory

            Finding Housing After Domestic Violence or Abuse



Honor based Violence Awareness Network.

Centuries-old cultures, customs, social structures and mentalities take time and consistent effort to change, but we can make a real and immediate impact and deaths can be prevented.By implementing adequate training, providing background and context and research to people in a position to identify and help those who are at risk of Honour Based Violence, we can mitigate the damage, we can save one girl at a time. HBVA Network is a place where where warning signs can be learned and individuals and institutions can know what to do—and what not to do—so that we are not helpless in the face of impending murder and abuse.   


Hot Peach Pages: 
Abuse information and support for every woman and every girl on Earth. That’s the aim of the HotPeachPages website. At this point, we offer links to:


Housing:  Finding Housing After Domestic Violence and Abuse

Informative article on Housing and Handling Finances Safely after Abuse by Lena Borrelli.

International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies.



The Institute for Women’s Policy Research

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. IWPR works with policymakers, scholars, and public interest groups to design, execute, and disseminate research that illuminates economic and social policy issues affecting women and families and to build a network of individuals and organizations that conduct and use women-oriented policy research.


It is the leading think tank in the United States focusing on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of public policy through a gendered lens. Founded in 1987, IWPR’s reports and other informational resources have informed policies and programs across the country and internationally, in each of its key program areas: 


Safety and violence statistics are found at - section-b.


I Survive

Our purpose is to reach out and offer hope to child abuse survivors.

isurvive is a volunteer-driven organization with a team composed of people from the United States, Australia, Europe and the UK.We offer resources and forums where adult survivors of child abuse and their loved ones can seek support. We are growing on a daily basis, reaching many people from all over the world and offering hope that healing can happen.


Jennifer Ann’s Group

Jennifer Ann's Group is preventing teen dating violence through Awareness, Education, and Advocacy (+video games) in memory of Jennifer Ann Crecente.



The Joyful Heart Foundation
   is a national organization founded by Mariska Hargitay in 2004.  It has hubs of service in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu. The vision of the Joyful Heart Foundation is a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. While we understand that this may not be achieved in our lifetimes, we continue to work towards it. Our missionis to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever. We carry out this mission in three ways: Healing,Education and Advocacy. We conduct all our activities with the underlying spirit of collaboration, supporting and affirming existing services for survivors and efforts to end violence and abuse.


Know Your IX.

Know Your IX is a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence.  Running on grassroots energy, we educate students across the country about their civil right to education free from sexual violence and harassment while also pushing policy and legislative change on the national level for better federal enforcement of that same right.  Know Your IX fills the gap between the law on the books and survivors on the ground: we work to educate our fellow students about their rights and empower them to take action for safety and equality on campus; and bring students’ voices, experiences, and concerns to policy makers writing the next chapter in Title IX’s history.




Loveisrespect’s mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.

Loveisrespect mobilizes parents, educators, peersand survivors to proactively raise awareness on healthy dating behaviors and how to identify unhealthy and abusive patterns. Through trainings, toolkits, and curriculum, we are growing community educators and advocates to promote healthy relationships andprevent future patterns of abuse. strives to be a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them. Our website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.


Chat at www.loveisrespect.orgText loveis to 22522*Call 1-866-331-9474



MaleSurvivor is a leader in the fight to improve the resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the US and around the globe.  Male Survivor is a community built upon a unique foundation of respect and mutual partnership between survivors themselves and the professionals who work with them.



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. Men Can Stop Rape mentors male youth and successfully mobilize them to prevent men’s violence against women and other men; inspire young men to create their own positive definitions of masculinity, manhood, and strength; develop healthy relationships with others; embrace the concept of personal responsibility; work in partnership with female peers; and do their part to end violence and build safe communities. Men Can Stop Rape has grown tremendously in capacity and scope – inspiring a new generation of leaders for change across the country. The young men come to understand the complex ways that stereotypical notions of race, gender, and sexual orientation can restrict definitions of masculinity, and how creating broader, more equitable definitions benefit both themselves, women and girls.


National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children opened in 1984 to serve as the nation’s clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC provides services, resources, and technical assistance to child victims of abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.



The National Center for Victims of Crime


The National Center is committed to increasing federal funding for crime victims and works to ensure that state funding sources for victim services are protected. It supports meaningful rights for crime victims in the criminal, juvenile, civil, and administrative justice systems; prioritizes work to address the needs of crime victims and promote victim safety and recovery; and is committed to promoting national policy conversations about emerging issues and underserved victim populations with limited access to appropriate resources.



National Children’s Alliance


National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs).  Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.


National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

A resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with any crime in which their history of abuse is relevant (or potentially relevant) to their legal defense. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women. Staff provide customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others). Please contact them via telephone; they accept collect calls from incarcerated battered women. 
Phone: (215) 351-0010
Phone: 800 903-0111 ext. 3



National Clearinghouse on Marital and Date Rape

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence


National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
“The Coalition was formed as a means for coordination and collaboration among a wide variety of organizations and individuals committed to prevention. The Coalition remains committed to prevention and to work together as a field of like-minded leaders with a unified voice in the field to advance our work collectively.”

National Crime Victim Bar Association
Phone: Administrative: 202-467-8753
Phone: Lawyer Referral Line: 800-FYI-CALL
Offers information and lawyer referrals to crime victims seeking to sue offenders and responsible third-parties. 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The NDV Hotline Provider Search has a search engine for LOCAL RESOURCES --- Help Where You Need It. Search for health services, food assistance,  childcare,  transportation assistance etc and for special populations, as well as a comprehensive list of state and local organizations.

NDV Hotline Provider Search


National Human Trafficking Hotline.

We are a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the UnitedStates. 

Our mission is to provide human trafficking victims and survivors with access to critical support and services to get help and stay safe, and to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking. We offer round-the-clock access to a safe space to report tips, seek services, and ask for help. We also provide information, statistics, and resources on a wide range of topics related to human trafficking.

The National Hotline can also be accessed by emailing, submitting a tip through the online tip reporting form, and visiting the web portal at

National Indigenous Women's Resource Center

Providing national leadership to end violence against American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian women by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.


The National Network to End Domestic Violence.

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

NNEDV is the leading voice for domestic violence victims and their advocates. NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. Then NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level.

Changing the way society responds to domestic violence.

NNEDV offers a range of programs and initiatives to address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence. Through cross-sector collaborations and corporate partnerships, NNEDV offers support to victims of domestic violence who are escaping abusive relationships – and empowers survivors to build new lives.


Strengthening domestic violence advocacy at every level.

NNEDV further supports the fight to end domestic violence by providing state coalitions with critical information and resources. From training and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategic funding, NNEDV brings much-needed resources to local communities. At NNEDV's national and regional meetings, members share information and ideas with NNEDV staff and with each other, working together to develop comprehensive solutions.

National Organization for Victim Assistance

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) provides victim and witness assistance for criminal justice and mental health professionals, advocates, researchers, victims and survivors, and related professionals.
Hotline: 1-800-TRY-NOVA (1-800-879-6682) 
Phone: (703) 535-NOVA (6682) 




National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence(NRCDV) 

NRCDV works to improve community response to domestic violence and to prevent its occurrence.




The National Sex Offender Public Website


The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) is a public safety resource that provides the public with access to sex offender data nationwide. NSOPW is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Justice and state, territorial, and tribal governments, working together for the safety of adults and children.


NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site. Parents, employers, and other concerned residents can utilize the Website’s search tool to identify location information on sex offenders residing, working, and attending school not only in their own neighborhoods but in other nearby states and communities. In addition, the Website provides visitors with information about sexual abuse and how to protect themselves and loved ones from potential victimization.



The National Sexual Violence Resource Center


NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.  We envision a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are treated with dignity and respect and have full autonomy over their own bodies and sexual expression.

NSVRC believes that through collaboration, prevention, and research-based resources, we are making the world safer and healthier.


NSVRC understands sexual violence to be an overarching term that includes an array of behaviors, both physical and non-physical, that constitute unwanted or age-inappropriate sexual activity that can impact people of any age or gender. We believe that sexual violence is rooted in power inequities and is connected to other forms of oppression including ableism, adultism, ageism, classism, heterosexism, racism, religism, sexism and other constructs that value certain people or groups over others. NSVRC uses its national leadership position to promote dialogue and understanding of sexual violence and its prevention.



NO MORE aims to raise public awareness and engagement around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice, and major corporations, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups and by thousands of individuals, organizations, universities, and communities who are using its signature blue symbol to increase visibility for domestic violence and sexual assault.


The National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violencethrough collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.

We envision a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are treated with dignity and respect and have full autonomy over their own bodies and sexual expression.Through collaboration, prevention, and research-based resources, we are making the world safer and healthier. We believe that sexual violence is rooted in power inequities and is connected to other forms of oppression including ableism, adultism, ageism, classism, heterosexism, racism, religism, sexism and other constructs that value certain people or groups over others. NSVRC uses its national leadership position to promote dialogue and understanding of sexual violence and its prevention.


Office on Violence Against Women

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)in the US Department of Justice provides federal leadership in developing the national capacity to reduce violence against women and administer justice for and strengthen services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

OVW does not provide services directly to the public. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. Find local resources on our map or call one of the national hotlines.



Office on Women’s Health

US Department of Health and Human Services



One In Four

At One in Four, we specialise in supporting childhood survivors and current survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, abuse and trauma and raising awareness of this challenging issue.



Para La Confianza:

La Mision es luchar contra el abuso sexual infantil a través de la prevención y el acompañamiento integral de víctimas.  El sentido y la visión de nuestra Fundación consiste en construir un mundo comprometido con los derechos de los niños y niñas, donde el abuso contra la infancia sea siempre inaceptable.


Pandora’s Project.  Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
Pandora's Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rapeand sexual abuseand their friends and family. Pandora's Project offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through ouronline support group, Pandora's Aquarium. We believe that connecting with other rape and sexual abuse survivors is an important part of healing. Our online support group includes a message board, chat room, and blogs. It is free to joinand is safely moderated by a diverse group of survivors.

If you are in crisis or need professional support now, check out these resources to find the help you deserve: Crisis Support & Hotlines

Pandora's Project offers a message board and chat room, free lending library, and numerous articlesand resources. We welcome all survivors of sexual violence. If you've been a victim of stranger rape, acquaintance or date rape, molestation, incest, childhood sexual abusepartner or marital rape, gang rape, or any other type of sexual assault, you are welcome here as you recover and reclaim your life.



Peaceful Heart Network. 

To ease suffering and prevent violence….”

Peaceful Heart Network is an international non-profit org sharing info and techniques alleviating trauma. Millions of people around the world suffer from trauma. Regardless of whether this trauma is the result of a personal incident, an accident, an act of terrorism, a natural catastrophe, war or genocide – the effect is that the traumatized person no longer finds the motivation and energy to fully participate in life on a family and society level.  PHN has videos, training materials and leads trainings on TTT – the Trauma Tapping Technique --  an effective method for rapidly resolving trauma and emotional distress.


Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.



PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) is a project set up in 2010 as part of the charity START(Survivors Trauma and Abuse Recovery Trust).  PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a realitythrough training, informing and supporting:

Polaris Project
Polaris Project is a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Named after the North Star "Polaris" that guided slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, Polaris Project is transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking, in the US and globally. By successfully pushing for stronger federal and state laws, operating the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline (see above), conducting trainings, and providing vital services to victims of trafficking, Polaris Project creates long-term solutions that move our society closer to a world without slavery.


Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse America is an organization that works to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children by building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort.

Project Gold (Kristi House)
“Kristi House’s Project GOLD provides outreach and services to children exploited in sex trafficking to help them escape dangerous lives at the hands of traffickers and predators.”


Project Intersect
“Project Intersect is an initiative of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The Network is dedicated to the provision of high quality mental health services to Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) in Georgia.  Through this initiative, treatment services are provided to youth who have been commercially sexual exploited and training is available to therapists interested in serving youth that have been commercially sexually exploited.”


RAINN:  Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. We are a dynamic organization comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, and technology. Our team works together to provide best-in-class services for survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.

RAINN has programs to help survivors in all stages of recovery.

RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, accessible 24/7 by phone(800.656.HOPE) and online( 

We operate the DoD Safe Helplinefor members of the Department of Defense community who have been affected by sexual assault.

We offer innovative technology and services for partners in the field, including organizations, universities, and government agencies.

We also provide training services for companies and organizations, as well as staff and volunteers at more than 1,000 local sexual assault service provider partners.



Rape Prevention Media Campaigns

MyStrength Campaign:

Red Flag Campaign:

White Ribbon Campaign:

Coaching Boys Into Men:

Bringing in the Bystander:




Helping youth strengthen mental wellness through technology-driven resources and peer support. 

In our darkest hour, the thing that we crave most is connection.ReachOut USA seeks to meet this need for the growing number of teens and young adults who struggle with feelings of hopelessness and thoughts of suicide. By harnessing the power and accessibility of online and mobile platforms, ReachOut meets them where they are to provide vital peer-to-peer support and mental health information. These are keys to helping youth build resilience, withstand tough times and know they are not alone., our primary online platform and avenue for outreach, connects with young people in ways traditional mental health services never could, at a fraction of the cost.’s message for young people is one of hope: “You are not alone – other young people have made it through tough times.”



SAFER: Students Active for Ending Rape on Campus.

Started by Columbia University students in 2000, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) is the only organization that fights sexual violence and rape culture by empowering student-led campaigns to reform college sexual assault policies. Run by a volunteer collective, SAFER facilitates student organizing through a comprehensive training manual;in-person workshops and trainings; free follow-up mentoring; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizer.



The Safer Society Foundation 

A Nationwide Sex Offender Treatment Referral Service providing free referrals to programs and professionals who offer specialized sexual offender treatment. Anyone may request a referral. A list of providers located in the requested state will be e-mailed or faxed to you. The list also provides an overview of the services offered by each provider.
(802) 247-3132 [8.30am-5pm EST, Mon-Fri]
Fax (802) 247-4233



Sex Addicts Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. Electronic meetings by telephone or internet are available if no face-to-face meetings can be found.


Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International was founded in 1998 when US Congresswoman Linda Smith traveled to the brothel district in Mumbai, India where she witnessed the brutal exploitation and sexual slavery of women and children. Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. Shared Hope envisions a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a committed community restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value, and choice one life at a time.

She's Somebody's Daughter

She’s Somebody’s Daughter has a mission of raising awareness, providing prevention education, and erasing lines of separation that isolate those affected by sexual exploitation. We offer a trauma-informed, holistic support system for those coming out of the life and connect them to the necessary resources for reaching their goals.





SIDRAN Institute: Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy

A nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. SIDRAN aims to enhance: the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children; the understanding of trauma and its effects.


Stalking Resource Center

Stalking Resource Center of the NCVC
Hotline: 1-800-FYI-CALL
For Victim Assistance, call 1-800-FYI-CALL, M-F 8:30 am -8:30 pm, EST., The Stalking Resource Center, run by the National Center for Victims of Crime, offers harassment and stalking-related state and federal statutes and other related info. 


Start Your Recovery

Start Your Recovery provides helpful information for people with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. Our goal is to offer people dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources.

Stop It Now!
Stop It Now is a nonprofit organization that helps prevent the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families, and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed.

Tel: 1 (888) 773-8367:



Stop Violence Against Women
The Stop Violence Against Women website (STOPVAW), a project of The Advocates for Human Rights, is a forum for information, advocacy and change in the promotion of women's human rights around the world.

Strong Hearts Help Line

A 24/7 safe, confidential, and anonymous domestic, dating, and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally appropriate support and advocacy. Click on the “Chat Now” icon to connect one-on-one with a live advocate.

1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483)



The Survivors Trust – UK

The Survivors Trust (TST) is a UK-wide national umbrella agency for 141 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.


Trauma Intervention Program Inc. 

TIP is a group of trained volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.


TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  They are called by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural orunexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a national organization that provides “crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.”


Victim Connect Resource Center
The VictimConnect Resource Center is a place for victims of all crime to learn about their rights and options, confidentially and compassionately. VictimConnect can be accessed anywhere in the United States through a traditional telephone-based helpline and innovative text and online chat services Monday through Friday. Services are available in English and Spanish and interpreters for more than 200 languages can be accessed. Victim assistance specialists help people who reach out find appropriate national, local, or online resources. Additionally, has information regarding types of crime, crime statistics, and maintains a searchable online directory for crime victim service providers. 

Hotline: Phone & Text Helpline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846


Women’s Shelters:  A nationwide directory of shelters for women.  



Working To Halt Online Abuse

WHOA is a volunteer organization founded in 1997 to fight online harassment through education of the general public, education of law enforcement personnel, and empowermentof victims.


Women’s Law Project:

Eliminating Gender Bias in Police Response to Sexual & Domestic Violence


Witness Justice

Witness Justice is a national nonprofit organization committed to directly serving survivors of violent crime in the U.S. Our goal is to provide trauma victims and their loved ones with access to information and support to promote healing (physically, psychologically and spiritually) and to establish a sense of personal justice, no matter where they live or the nature of the violent crime committed against them. 
Phone: 1-800-4WJ-HELP


Workplaces Respond To Domestic and Sexual Violence

Workplaces Respond is a National Resource Center for the issues of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  Its Mission is to shift the workplace culture from facilitating harassment and silence to promoting support, respect and equity.



U.S. Government Resources for Survivors:

Administration for Children and Families- Human Trafficking 

ACF is committed to ensuring that victims of all forms for human trafficking -- adults and children; foreign national, citizens, and legal residents; survivors of labor and sexual exploitation -- have access to the support they need.



Military Sexual Trauma

DoD 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— providing survivors with the help they need anytime, anywhere.

·         Call the Telephone Helpline at 877.995.5247. The phone number is the same inside the U.S. or via the DSN.

·         Visit the Online Helpline at for live, confidential help through a secure instant-messaging format.

·         Visit Safe HelpRoom to connect to a secure community of survivors that can meet to help each other in a safe, moderated, online platform, 24/7. Visit the online chatroom at

·         Download the free Self-Care App (iOS and Android) to create a customized self-care plan and connect to all of the Safe Helpline resources from anywhere in the world. Self-care plans and exercises can be accessed any time, even without an internet connection. Users can also use the App to call the Telephone Helpline for free using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology.

·         Text your ZIP code or installation/base name to 55-247 (in the U.S.) or 202.470.5546 (outside the U.S.), and you will receive a text back with contact information for the resource you requested. (Message and data rates may apply.)



Office for Victims of Crime, Directory of Crime Victim Services

Links to programs and services available to crime victims.


Women and Trauma:  Trauma Informed Approaches:  Federal Activities and Initiatives.
This report documents the projects, programs, and initiatives of more than three dozen federal agencies, departments, and offices. With agencies’ commitment to implementing gender-responsive, trauma-informed approaches, this report addresses the growing national interest in this issue, and the specific progress that participating agencies have made over the past three years (2010-2013).





Children & Family Resources

CAPA (Child Abuse Prevention Association)


CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation)
805-963-6707 fax


Prevent Child Abuse America
312-939-8962 fax


Childhelp USA–National Child Abuse Hotline



Child Internet Safety Guide

Child Sexual Abuse - Legal Issues


Child Sexual Abuse - Prevention

Comfort, Understanding and Healing for Abuse Survivors:

Relaxation techniques for Stress Relief:

Cyberbullying:  A Guide to Internet and Computer Safety

A Family's Guide to Social Media Safety

This very useful blog guides parents and kids through Privacy Tools & Settings, Posting, Oversharing, Phishing, Harassment, Cyberbullying and more.

Keeping Kids Safe on YouTube
Tools for Parents to keep kids safe

Risk Reduction Workbook for Parents and Caregivers of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Children and adults with cognitive and communication disabilities become victims of abuse at rates that exceed the rates for those without disabilities.  Many cannot talk or communicate in any way.  Some are unable to communicate verbally and use communication techniques that do not include words or symbols that depict abuse. Others have limited verbal communication skills, and still others have excellent communication skills but intellectual disabilities.  Most have difficulty communicating that they are victims of abuse.  Parents want their children to be safe, but fear attending informational programs that address the topic.


In general, prevention programs seek to stop abuse by recommending “by-stander intervention” after the abuse happens.  The Risk Reduction program begins today, before the abuse occurs.  We use a preparation concept, like for earthquakes, floods and disasters.  The book details how to design an Individual Response Plan (IRP) for each child or vulnerable adult, based on that individual’s ability to learn and act. This is done as a team, with the child and the parents each having a plan.  We have found that not only does this approach increase the vulnerable person’s skills in identifying potential problem people or situations, but increases their confidence in knowing what do to if another abuse occurs.  Finally, it decreases the psychological impact of abuses that occur after the plan has been made and practiced.  Many have said that this should be done by those without disabilities, with which we agree!   Perpetrators have a plan…we should have one also.  More information about the books are available at:



Rule Out Abuse: Educational Campaign for Physicians attending Patients with Developmental Disabilties

There are many parents whose children with disabilities (minors and adults), attend programs, such as school, after-school and day care, work and community programs, with the potential of being abused. Parents seem to have a belief that all who work at the schools and other programs, are good, kind professionals. When their children begin to come home with marks on their bodies (bruises, cuts, scrapes) and/or resist going to school, they do not know what to make of it. While they know the marks were not present prior to going to the program, they cannot believe the school or other program is responsible. They take their child to their physician, who, upon taking the history of often months of these bodily injuries combined with changes in appetite, sleep patterns, and mood, who also does not think of abuse as a possible contributor. Encouraging the physicians to add abuse to the possible list of contributors to the child’s list of symptoms is a good step.  Our project has developed the Rule Out Abuse:  Education Campaign for Physicians.

The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet:  

Protecting Your Child

CyberSafety & Social Media:


For Women & Children

Comprehensive online safety guide for women and children:

Cyberbullying:  A Guide to Internet and Computer Safety

A Family's Guide to Social Media Safety

This very useful blog guides parents and kids through Privacy Tools & Settings, Posting, Oversharing, Phishing, Harassment, Cyberbullying and more.


Here are resources to contact in case of disaster:  fires, floods, earthquake, hurricanes etc.   Please note to MAKE PLANS IN ADVANCE for what you and your family will do when disaster strikes.


Make A Plan | (


Resources | (


"Food and Water in an Emergency," PDF Guide from FEMA and the Red Cross:


“Living out of your car during a natural disaster”:  Excellent disaster preparedness info from

How to Find Help from Domestic Violence:   Brief guide & resources for dealing with DV during the Covid pandemic.

Resources For Resilience:  Self Help Tools FAST:  First Aid for Stress & Trauma

International Sexual Assault Resources


People visit from all over the world.

For Americans Living Abroad

Get help in an emergency by locating the nearest Embassy or Consulate

You can also call the State Department’s emergency numbers:

From the U.S. & Canada 1.888.407.4747

From Overseas +1 202.501.4444

Additional Resources for Survivors:

“Healing the pain of the false guilt of suffering pleasant sensations while being sexually abused.”





Emergency: Dial 211


If your partner has abused or bullied you, you can get a Legal Aid Certificate for two hours of free legal advice. You do not have to prove you have a low income to get this Certificate.  You must fill out a form called the “Advice Lawyer Family Violence Authorization” that you can get from some community legal clinics, women’s shelters, Family Law Service Centres or by calling Legal Aid directly.

To apply for a Legal Aid Certificate, visit their website at  :

         416-979-1446(in Toronto)

         1-800-668-8258(toll free)

         1-866-641-8867(for TTY)


          Assaulted Women’s Helpline – 1-866-863-0511 — A 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for women in the province of Ontario. AWH also speaks to friends and family members of abused women, service providers and other professionals in contact with abused women.



Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter

Tel:(604) 872-8212 Crisis Line 
Fax: (604) 876-8450
TTY:    604- 877-0958 (9AM to 9PM)


Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan 
Ph: 306-934-1022


Canadian family law website in 14 languages and special populations



oThe National Clearinghouse on Family Violence:



·Legal services: 

o issues related to violence against women, contact the Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN)


UK Resources for Abuse Survivors





Run projects across the UK supporting children, young people and families 

Where abuse has happened. 


Tel: Emergency: 999

       Childline 0800 11 11

       NSPC:   0808 800 5000


Behind Closed Doors – Leeds

Working with men and women experiencing domestic abuse.


Leeds Domestic Violence Service: 0113 246 0401



Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service

Tel: 01274 308 270


Broken Rainbow

Broken Rainbow – National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Domestic Violence Helpline


Tel: 0800 999 5428




The Children’s Society

Learn about child sexual exploitation, the forms it takes and children who are at risk. (CSE)


Tel:  0300 303 7000





Daughter Arise

Support for Female survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence


Initial contact via email:



Domestic Violence Services Keighley

01535 210999


Dorset Action on Abuse

Supporting men and women over the age of 16 who are survivors of child abuse in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.


Tel: 01202 732424






First Person Plural

Support groups for complex dissociation. Run by members

Norwich, Norfolk and Chester.


Tel: 01902 820082








Works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.


Tel:  03 0000 20 25 25



The Healer Foundation

Professional Holistic Practitioner Network with members involved in a wide range of complimentary therapies.


Tel: 01226 700 791



HOPE provides self help and support groups and many other activities including counselling for survivors in the Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale and Leeds.


Tel: 01723 381811                                                              






IDAS – York, Harrogate & Barnsley 

Supporting survivors of domestic abuse.


National Helpline: 0808 200 247


Into The Light

Offers support, counselling, information and resources around issues of sexual abuse.  Skype groups, workshops and one to one counselling in Brighton or London.


Contact via email:





Khiron House

A trauma clinic for residential and out patient therapies.

Harley Street, London.



Tel: 020 3811 2705





Lifecentre:  Supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Sussex, England, UK.

Everyone who comes to Lifecentre for help has been through the most profound of personal experiences. The very core of their humanity and physicality has been violated. Repairing and preventing the impact of this violation is our passion and commitment.

Our team of dedicated counsellors walk alongside men, women and children of all ages who have been raped or sexually abused. We offer face to face therapy, crisis intervention, and helpline support.




adults tel: 0844 847 7879

under 18 tel: 0808 802 0808    

text: 07717 989 022






NAPAC Support Groups

Support groups for all types of adult survivors of childhood abuse. Currently a waiting list for groups in London, Cardiff and Bradford.


Tel:  Freephone 0808 801 0331




National Domestic Violence Helpline

Tel: 0808 2000 247



National Health Service – Help after rape & sexual assault



National LGBT Domestic Violence Helpline




A network to support people/organisations working with young people at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation and/or modern slavery. They can also give advice on suitable local resources in any part of the UK.


Tel: 01332 585371



Standing up for children, demanding that laws change and action is taken to better protect them.


Tel; Helpline for children and young people: 0800 1111




One In Four

At One in Four, we specialise in supporting childhood survivors and current survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, abuse and trauma and raising awareness of this challenging issue.

020 8697 2112
0208 697 2112

Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Centre

Support group for women and girls survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. 


Tel: 0800 783 6294 or 01865 726 295





Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors

Offering training for professionals and survivors to equip people to recover from childhood trauma.  Also run a helpline and support information.



Support Line: 0800 1814420  (Tuesday only)





Rape Crisis England & Wales


Free phone 0808 802 9999

12 noon - 2.30pm and 7 - 9.30pm every day of the year 

Find details of local Rape Crisis helplines and services near you.



Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

South London


Free phone National Helpline:  0808 802 999



Rape Support Cheshire & Merseyside

Support for any adult or child affected by sexual violence


Tel: 0330 363 0063



Support for women and children of domestic abuse


24 hour helpline: 0808 2000 247



ROSA – Rape or Sexual Abuse Support 

Free confidential support for anyone experiencing the trauma of rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence.


Helpline: 01788 551151







Surviving sexual abuse & rape


Helpline: 0808 800 508


Stop It Now! (UK & Ireland)

To encourage adult abusers and those at risk of abusing to recognise their behaviour as abusive or potentially abusive and to seek help to change.

Tel: 0808 1000 900
Email Help:


Sex Addicts Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. Electronic meetings by telephone or internet are available if no face-to-face meetings can be found.
Tel: UK 07842 108302
Tel: Elsewhere (713) 869-4902



Free phone  24 hours a day: 116 123




Somerset & Avon

Rape & sexual abuse support 


Tel:  Women & Girls  0808 801 0456

         Men & Boys      0808 801 0464



Sorry’s Not Enough

Domestic Violence



Staying Put    - Bradford 

Domestic violence Support


Tel: 01274 667104





For survivors of sexual abuse. Groups available for women, men, young people and partners in the Warwickshire area.


Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5008



Support Line: 


Helpline 01708 765 200




Survivors of Sexual Abuse Anonymous

A 12-step program for adults who have been sexually abused in East Sussex



The Survivors Trust


Support, Advice and information – 0808 801 0818


Survivors’ Network

Members of Rape Crisis England and Wales. Supporting women survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Sussex.  Drop-ins and workshops.


Office Tel: 01273 203380






The Meadows

 Sexual Assault Referral Centre for residents of County Durham and Darlington.


Tel: 0191 301 8554




Teen Challenge UK 

Freeing people from addiction


Tel: 01664 822 221



The Bridge

Help after rape and sexual assault 


24 hour helpline: 0117 342 6999





Victim Support

Support Line:  Free phone 08 08 16 89 111






West Yorkshire Police – Domestic Abuse Contacts




Women’s Aid 

Working with women and children survivors of domestic abuse.


Free phone:  0808 20000 247



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