Safe Horizon: Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Our mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: The NSVRC’s mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.
The ‘Me Too’ Movement: Founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly Black women and girls, and other young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Their goal is also to reframe and expand the global conversation around sexual violence to speak to the needs of a broader spectrum of survivors – young people, queer, trans, and disabled folks, Black women and girls, and all communities of color. We want perpetrators to be held accountable and we want strategies implemented to sustain long term, systemic change.
CONTACT USA: A network of crisis centers helping people to realize their potential, self-worth, and inner resources. CONTACT USA promotes unconditional regard for and acceptance of all people.
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: A comprehensive, go-to source of information and resources for anti-violence advocates, human service professionals, educators, faith leaders, and others interested in ending domestic and sexual violence.
National Center for Victims of Crime: A nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims’ issues.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. | 1.800.4.A.CHILD (1.800.422.4453) | Call toll free.
Institutional AbuseSurvivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): SNAP is the largest, oldest, and most active support group for people who have been wounded by religious and institutional authorities (priests, ministers, bishops, deacons, nuns, coaches, teachers, and others). Survivors of Institutional Abuse (SIA): SIA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting the healing of adults who have been subject to emotional, physical or sexual abuse in private or government institutions, detention centers or foster care. SIA advocates for the rights of youth and the disabled by advancing legislation to protect them from abuse in institutional settings. We also provide support for institutional abuse survivors through resources and a referral service and through our annual convention that promotes healing, awareness and advocacy.
Human TraffickingNational Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888 | SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”) Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week. Languages: English, Spanish, and 200 more languages Polaris: A leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom.
People with DisabilitiesDeaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN): Legal, medical, system advocacy and survivor support services. Video Phone: 202.559.5366 National Disability Rights Network (NDRN): NDRN members investigate reports of abuse and neglect, and seek systemic change to prevent further incidents; advocate for basic rights; and ensure accountability in health care, education, employment, housing, transportation, and within the juvenile and criminal justice systems for individuals with disabilities.
StudentsKnow Your IX : A survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. End Rape on Campus (EROC): Works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
LGBTQ+ CommunityThe Trevor Project: Help and suicide prevention for GBLTQ youth. Hotline: 866.488.7386 The Network la Red: The Network/La Red hotline provides emotional support, information, and safety planning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender folks, as well as folks in the BDSM or Polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Support available in English and Spanish. Hotline: 617.742.4911 National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs: A coalition of programs that document and advocate for victims of anti-LGBT and anti-HIV/AIDS violence/harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, police misconduct and other forms of victimization. Site has a list of local anti-violence programs and publications. Hotline: 212.714.1141 GLBT National Hotline: Call center that refers to over 15,000 resources across the country that support LGBTQ individuals. Hotline: 888.THE.GLNH (843.4564) FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression): Home to the Transgender Sexual Violence Project. Provides services and publishes research for transgender persons experiencing violence and their loved ones. Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling: Directory of LGBT-friendly mental health specialists across the United States. Specialists listed are verified members of AGLBTIC, a division of the American Counseling Association.
Native American & Tribal CommunitiesTribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI): A Native American operated non-profit which is dedicated to providing free publication resources, comprehensive training, and technical assistance for Native nations and tribal justice systems in pursuit of their vision to empower Native communities to create and control their own institutions for the benefit of all community members, now, and for future generations.
Men1in6: The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Their mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.
MilitaryProtect Our Defenders (POD): POD is the only national organization solely dedicated to ending the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military and to combating a culture of pervasive misogyny, sexual harassment, and retribution against victims. We honor, support, and give voice to survivors of military sexual assault and sexual harassment – including service members, veterans, and civilians assaulted by members of the military. We seek reform to ensure all survivors and service members are provided a safe, respectful work environment and have access to a fair, impartially administered system of justice.