RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operated the National Sexual Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.
Click below to view their resources and get connected with the help you need.
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 Stalking Resource Center from the National Center for Victims of Crime released a resource in 2009 called How to Start and Facilitate a Support Group for Victims of Stalking. The guide describes its purpose as:
…to guide victim service providers, volunteers, and other concerned community members on how to initiate and implement a stalking support group. This handbook provides recommendations on how to locate partners and community support, identify resources, and engage victims who would like to participate in a stalking support group. It offers guidance on how to choose a leader or facilitator, how to prepare the leader, and how to run support group sessions that help members cope with the impact of stalking.
Provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this resource helps find a health care facility in your community.
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