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National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

Where to Find Help

UPDATED March 11, 2010

Department of Defense ("DoD") Safe Helpline
Hotline: 877-995-5247
Offers crisis support service for members of the DoD (military) community affected by sexual assault. It provides live, one-on-one advice, support, and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is anonymous, secure, and available 24/7 – providing victims with the help they need, anytime, anywhere.

International Sexual Assault Centers
Web: http://rainn.org/get-help/sexual-assault-and-rape-international-resources
The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) has a list of sexual assault and domestic violence centers in 19 countries. Click on the link above to see if one is listed for the country you are in.

Web: http://www.malesurvivor.org
MaleSurvivor provides critical resources to male survivors of sexual trauma and all their partners in recovery by building communities of Hope, Healing, & Support. Services include: Online discussion forums for male survivors and their partners, Online therapist directory, professionally facilitated healing retreats and workshops for survivors,and training for professional across disciplines.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Phone: 512.407.9020
Web: http://www.ncdsv.org
Email: Debby Tucker, Executive Director, dtucker@ncdsv.org
The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation; influences policy; promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. This organization sponsors national and regional conferences and co-chairs the U.S. Department of Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence (DTFDV). Provides military specific information for victims of domestic violence. They do not provide crisis services to victims.

National Women's Health Information Center
Phone: 1-800-994-9662
Web: http://www.4woman.gov/violence/index.cfm?page=91
Website provides lots of information, resources and links.

Pandora's Project
Web: http://www.pandorasproject.org/
Provides information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and 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 our online support group, Pandora's Aquarium. Pandora's Project offers message boards where sexual violence survivors participate in healing discussions and a chat room, where victims of sex crimes can discuss healing-related issues in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center
Hotline: 631-689-2672 1(888)ASK-PFML
Web: http://www.parentsformeganslaw.org
Email: pfmeganslaw@aol.com
Parents for Megan’s Law, Inc. is a national community and victim’s rights organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of childhood sexual abuse through the provision of education, advocacy, counseling, policy and legislative support services. They are a certified Rape Crisis Center and staff the National Megan’s Law Hotline and the National Sex Offender Registration Tips Program.

Web: http://www.promotetruth.org
Support and information about sexual violence issues for teens and their communities.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
2000 L Street NW
Suite 406
Washington DC, 20036
Hotline: (800) 656-HOPE
Phone: (202) 544-1034
Web: http://www.rainn.org
Email: info@RAINN.org
Provides information, help and resources throughout the country, and a helpline.

The National Center for Victims of Crime
Suite 480
2000 M Street, NW
Washington DC, 20036-3398
Hotline: 800-FYI-CALL
Phone: 202-467-8700
Fax: 202-467-8757
Web: http://www.ncvc.org
The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization advocating for all victims of crime - adults and children. They educate child victims about their rights and the recent provisions that have been established to protect them. The National Victim Center has a toll-free number that acts as a referral service for children who have been exploited.

The Voices and Faces Project
Web: http://www.voicesandfaces.org/index.asp
Giving voice and face to rape survivors, offering a sense of solidarity and possibility to those who have lived through abuse, while raising awareness of how this human rights and public health issue impacts victims, families and communities.

Web: http://www.yesican.org/chat.html
The Yes ICAN chatroom is to be used by individuals who wish to discuss issues around surviving child abuse, parenting and domestic violence. The YesICAN chat room is available to those who need support. YesICAN chats are facilitated by trained facilitators. There are scheduled times for various subjects, including emotional abuse, incest, sibling abuse and physical abuse. Please go to their website for full details and the schedule.

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