Finding Support

Sexual Violence & Abuse

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, you are not alone and it was not your fault. Help is available 24/7. Below you can find information on how to get help.

Things to Keep in Mind

After sexual assault, it’s hard to know how to react. You may be physically hurt, emotionally drained, or unsure what to do next. You may need medical attention or emotional support, or considering reporting to the police, but are unsure of where to start. Learning more about what steps you can take following sexual violence can help ground you in a difficult time.

I or someone I know have been assaulted, now what?

Healing from sexual assault or abuse is a process that looks different for everyone. There is no timetable for healing from sexual violence, but there are resources that can help you or a loved one manage the effects.

If a loved one shares they’ve been sexually assaulted.

Talking about sexual assault is hard. For many survivors, the reaction of the first person they disclose to, often a friend or family member, can have a huge effect on their healing process. Learn how you can be supportive.

Finding Support

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, you are not alone and it was not your fault. Help is available 24/7.

  • Crisis Text Line

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    If you are in crisis, text CONVO to 741741 in the US for free, confidential, 24/7, support.

  • RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

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    Free, confidential, 24/7 help is available. Call 1-800-656-4673 or visit online.rainn.org to chat with a support specialist.

Resources

Find additional support materials through these resources