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Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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September 29, 2021

When you become a victim of sexual assault, finding valuable resources to help you is vital. Finding ways to cope and process your abuse is an important step toward healing. From doctors to therapists to national organizations, there are many people out there who are ready and willing to help you. 

Following is a list of resources and sources of support for survivors of sexual assault in the United States. 

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Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors 

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673. This number will connect you to a trained staff member who can provide confidential support, connect you with local resources, provide information about laws in your area, and more. The number will direct you to a local center; many are staffed 24/7, but some may direct you to an answering service. 

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline, and their website offers a wealth of resources for survivors of sexual assault. The organization also provides programs to help survivors of sexual assault. 

Find a Therapist: Using this tool from Psychology Today, you can enter your location and then filter the issues tab to show “sexual abuse” therapists. A therapist can be an invaluable tool in helping you process your trauma. 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC): NSVRC provides resources for survivors on where to get help, what you can do to help, and what to do after sexual assault. Their site also provides information about sexual assault, including what is consent and the impact of sexual violence. 

A local hospital or emergency room: Whether the assault is recent or not, visiting a healthcare provider is important. If the assault is recent, they can provide emergency contraception and gather evidence. Regardless of when the assault happened, a healthcare provider can also test for and treat sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). 

National Street Harassment Hotline: The National Street Harassment Hotline offers 24/7 support, advice, and information for victims of street harassment. The hotline is also available online for those who prefer to chat via instant message. 

1in6: 1in6 is an organization that supports men who have been victims of sexual abuse. Their national helpline allows you to chat one-on-one with a trained advocate 24/7. The organization also offers weekly chat-based support groups and provides information about sexual assault.    

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255. Unfortunately, survivors of sexual assault sometimes face depression and suicidal thoughts. This lifeline is available 24/7, and the support is free and confidential. 

me too, Resource Library: The me too Resources Library is a detailed collection of resources and organizations that help survivors of sexual assault. You can narrow down results in the database based on your experience, your needs, and your community. 

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance program in the United States. The group advocates for victims by connecting them with services and resources. 


Legal Support: Seeking justice and holding your abuser accountable can help you take back control. It’s important to find a sexual assault lawyer who is experienced in handling sexual assault cases. 

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What to Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

If you’ve been sexually assaulted, there are many supports available, and you have options on what to do next. You night start by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline or by calling 911 if you are in immediate danger. Reaching out for support to one of the resources above or to a trusted friend or family member can be helpful as well. 

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