There are a variety of support services available to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault on the Internet. We have listed some of these resources below.
Please keep safety in mind as you are using these resources. Only some of them are moderated and screened. Many of the message and discussion boards can be accessed by anyone on the Internet. Never post your real name or contact information to a chatroom or message board. If a resource requires that you choose a username, pick a name that does not include your real name. If you have to sign up using your email address, be sure to use a safe email address. It is also best to use a computer that the abuser does not have access to. For more information, visit our Safety While Using the Internet page.
Please note: WomensLaw.org has no relationship with these websites and cannot vouch for their safety or credibility. We provide these links for your information, listed in alphabetical order:
After Silence is a non-profit organization, message board and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors. Their mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as their families and supporters. The core of the organization is a message board and chat room where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe environment.
An online community and support group that focuses on aiding both current and past victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence.
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.
A safe and anonymous place for teens to get information and support from other teens with a chat room, Monday through Thursday 4:30-9:30 PST.
The largest online community for sexual abuse and domestic violence survivors to chat, find resources and share their stories. Pandora's Project provides information, facilitates peer support and offers assistance to male and female survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family.