Get Help

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 as soon as possible.

The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) has a national hotline. Call 1-800-656-HOPE for assistance. Their hotline page for survivors has valuable information concerning what to do in the wake of an assault, including how to report your assault and how to take care of yourself.

 

Your local YWCA can provide assistance  after an assault. Highly trained volunteers can act as an advocate during medical exams, law enforcement interviews, and criminal justice proceedings.

The YWCA provides support groups and counseling, regardless of economic status. The support groups are for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as for parents of children who have been sexually abused. There are teen groups and LGBTQ groups. The YWCA in my area has a division for Latinas and one for Native Americans. If you are a man who has experienced sexual assault, check with your local YWCA to see if they have a support group for victimized men. The YWCA also has free counseling services for those who have been victimized but have no health insurance.

Click here to find a YWCA nearest you and get a hotline number.