National Resources and Hotlines

Helping Survivors. Helping Survivors is an organization on a mission to help heal, educate, and empower people who have been impacted by sexual assault and abuse. We help survivors of Uber/Lyft sexual assault, workplace sexual harassment, and institutional based sexual assault. We provide individuals with accurate, trustworthy and up-to-date information regarding their legal, financial, and healthcare options for individuals after experiencing sexual assault and abuse.

Start Your Recovery. Start Your Recovery is a groundbreaking website developed by bringing together experts in substance use disorder treatment from leading nonprofit, academic, and government institutions. We recently developed a comprehensive directory of support resources in Baltimore, Maryland. Here, victims of sexual assault can: 1. Find local treatment options vetted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2. Filter to find personalized support for past trauma and sexual abuse (including free and low-cost options) 3. Find support groups and other important non-clinical resources.

The Ahimsa Collective. The Ahimsa Collective works in deep community with all sides of the fence — with people who have committed an act of violence, survivors of violence, families impacted by violent crime, and law enforcement. They use a restorative justice practices and a peacemaking approach. The Ahimsa Collective intersects with various movements: the restorative justice movement, the anti-oppression and racial justice movement, the anti-sexual violence movement and the criminal justice reform movement.

Arte SanaArte Sana (art heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other forms of gender-based aggressions and engage marginalized communities as agents of change. Founded in 2001, Arte Sana promotes capacity building, awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.

ASISTA. ASISTA’s mission is to advance the dignity, liberty, and rights or immigrant survivors of violence. They provide technical assistance and resources to those assisting noncitizen survivors of violence in the immigration law arena.

Black Women’s Blueprint.  Founded in 2008, Black Women’s Blueprint is a national human rights and civil rights membership organization of women and men. Its purpose is to take action to bring Black women into full and equal social, economic and political participation in the mainstream of American society now. It works to develop a culture where women of the African diaspora are fully empowered and where gender and race disparities are erased. It engages in progressive research, documentation and transnational organizing for social justice based on the historical contributions and the ongoing struggles of Black women at home, at work, in their communities, and moreover, within the dominant culture.

FORGEFORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, it has been been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Since 2011, FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

Heal 2 End. HEAL (Hidden Encounters Altered Lives) is a project that aims to prevent and end CSA by making visible the hidden tools used to guilt, shame, coerce and inflict violence onto children. The primary strategies are: Building Community, Critical Analysis, Social Media Campaigns, Mobilization and Education. 

Just Beginnings Collaborative. The Just Beginnings Collaborative is a movement building platform designed to initiate, cultivate and fund strategic efforts to end child sexual abuse. Their work is grounded in the practice of leaders, organizations and funders working together to build a vibrant, sustainable movement.

AbuseLawsuit.comprovides resources and legal support for the victims and survivors of institutional sexual abuse. The organization aims to assist those whose lives have been negatively impacted by corporate negligence and abuses of power.

A Long Walk Home. Founded in 2003, A Long Walk Home, Inc. (ALWH) is a Chicago-based national non-profit that uses art to educate, inspire, and mobilize young people to end violence against girls and women.

Men Can Stop Rape. Men Can Stop Rape’s mission is to use mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.

Mending the Sacred Hoop. Mending the Sacred Hoop works from a social change perspective to end violence against Native women and children while restoring the safety, sovereignty, and sacredness of Native women.

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence educates the policy community about federal laws, legislation and appropriations impacting the fight to end sexual violence. Its team of experts and advocates, donating time away from their state and local groups, publish written analysis, track legislation, provide media interviews, and advise members of Congress and the executive branch. 

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. We work to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQ communities. We’re a national coalition of local member programs, affiliate organizations and individual affiliates who create systemic and social change. We strive to increase power, safety and resources through data analysis, policy advocacy, education and technical assistance.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native nonprofit organization that was created specifically to serve as the National Indian Resource Center (NIRC) Addressing Domestic Violence and Safety for Indian Women.

National Resource Sharing Project. The Resource Sharing Project (RSP) is part of a national movement of sexual violence-related services and resources. We work to end sexual violence and support survivors at the local, state and national level in the U.S. The Resource Sharing Project was created to help state sexual assault coalitions across the country access the resources they need in order to develop and thrive as they work to support survivors and end sexual assault.

National Victim Rights Law Center. The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.

The Network/La Red. The Network/La Red is a survivor-led, social justice organization that works to end partner abuse in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, SM, polyamorous, and queer communities. Rooted in anti-oppression principles, our work aims to create a world where all people are free from oppression. We strengthen our communities through organizing, education, and the provision of support services.

The Northwest Network: The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN). RAINN is the nation’s largest sexual assault agency and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, available 24/7 365 days per year. / Phone: 1.800.656.HOPE / Chat Online:

The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab. The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. With locations across the country, they offer patients a full continuum of care, including medical detoxresidential services and outpatient programs.

SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). SNAP is an independent, peer network of survivors of institutional sexual abuse and their supporters.

The Trevor Project. Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. / Phone: 1.866.488.7386

Readable Resources

Emotional Trauma First Aid

Survivor Self-Management and Coping Skills
Excellent guide to recovery strategies and techniques survivors can use immediately.

What is Considered Sexual Assault? A Guide on Sexual Assault.
By Florin & Roebig Trial Attorneys

The Courage to Heal & The Courage to Heal Workbook
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life 
by Jasmin Lee Cori

Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse 
Mike Lew and Ellen Bass

Thriving in The Wake of Trauma: A Multicultural Guide
by Thema Bryant-Davis

Trauma and Recovery
By Judith Herman

Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and Its Aftereffects in Women
By E. Sue Blum

Help her get free: A Guide for Families and Friends of Abused Women
By Susan Brewster

Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective