Safe Horizon, an organization that operates Rape Crisis Programs in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, created a free booklet for survivors titled “After Sexual Assault: A Recovery Guide for Survivors”.
Find suggestions on options for when you or a someone close to your has suffered a sexual assault.
Click on view resource below to read the guide and check out some of their other resources.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline website provides resources for survivors to get help and support from local and state-wide agencies. There are also resources for those who identify as deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing, and LGBT. Services provided in multiple languages.
Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this resource helps find a health care facility in your community.
Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this resource can help find a mental health facility or program in your community.
Know Your IX is a campaign that aims to educate all college students in the U.S. about their rights under Title IX. Armed with information, sexual violence survivors will be able to advocate for themselves during their schools’ grievance proceedings and, if Title IX guarantees are not respected, file a complaint against their colleges with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Know Your IX also advocates for better federal enforcement of Title IX through their ED ACT NOW campaign.
This College Student’s Guide to Safety Planning provided by Love is Respect (.org) lays out how college students can prepare not only to orient themselves with their surroundings but have a plan on how to evade abusers or repeat harassers on campus. This guide helps to solidify emotional distress caused by dating violence trauma or sexual violence trauma against a student.
“Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. 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 by click, call or text — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere.”
Click on their resource below.
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; our Campus Sexual Assault Policies Database; and a growing online resource library and network for student organizers. SAFER firmly believes that sexual violence is both influenced by and contributes to multiple forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, and homo/transphobia, and view our anti-sexual violence work through a broader anti-oppression lens.
For more resources by SAFER:
Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems: A National Study of Student Anti-Rape Activists
Title IX and Sexual Assault: Know Your Rights and Your College’s Responsibilities
This Sexual Assault Bill of Rights created by the University of Wisconsin-Madison University Health Services outlines how each level of government (Federal, State, and Institution) affords certain rights and protections for students victims of sexual assault.
While this is specific to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, other schools may be inspired to form their own Sexual Assault Bill of Rights and bring attention to the kinds of rights and protections students have in a specific state filing a sexual assault report (if they choose to report, ask for an investigation, etc).
Click here to read the Sexual Assault Bill of Rights