sexual-assault-resources

10 Organizations That Help Sexual Assault Survivors

According to studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 1 in 5 women and 1 in 17 men report that they have been raped. In addition to that statistic, nearly 1 in 20 men and women reported being the victims of sexual violence other than rape. The trauma of sexual assault can have a long-term impact on a victim’s physical and mental health. In fact, studies indicate that victims of sexual assault are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Victims are also more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol.

Seeking treatment can drastically improve mental health outcomes in victims, as they learn immediate and long-term strategies in coping with the trauma of sexual abuse. While we may not be able to provide all of the resources victims need, we have found a number of local and national organizations that we think could be extremely helpful for victims of sexual assault.

The Rape Recovery Center

Serving Salt Lake County, the Rape Recovery Center offers a number of vital services to sexual assault victims. They offer a 24-hour crisis line in over 150 languages. They also offer a 24-hour Hospital Response Team to advocate for victims during the evidence collection process. The Rape Recovery Center also offers individual therapy, group therapy, a victim advocacy program for dealing with the court process and support to the family, friends and significant others of victims.

Contact:

The Rape Recovery Center

2035 South 1300 East

Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Office: (801) 467-7282

Fax: (801) 467-7280

Crisis Line: (801) 467-7273

TTY: (801) 746-551

Safe Harbor Crisis Center

The Safe Harbor Crisis Center provides domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy services in Davis County. The center runs a 24-hour crisis line, support groups, counseling and advocacy services. They also offer a Crisis Response Team to assist victims through the rape kit collection process.

Contact:

Safe Harbor Crisis Center

Office: (801) 444-3191

Crisis Line: (801) 444-9161

Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault (UCASA)

This statewide organization works to both educate professionals who work with sexual assault victims and improve upon responses to sexual assault in the medical, legal and social services professions in Utah. They provide training to crisis response teams and nurses who collect evidence for rape kits. UCASA also provides sexual assault prevention programs to educate the public, offenders, and professionals.

Contact:

Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault

284 West 400 North

Suite 103

Salt Lake City, UT 84103

(801) 746-0404

[email protected]

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

The NSVRC is a nationwide organization dedicated to providing resources and education to sexual assault victims, organizations and professionals. They provide an updated database of the organizations across the United States that provide help to victims of sexual assault. They also coordinate a variety of conferences and training programs to prevent sexual assault and improve victim outcomes.

Contact:

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

124 North Enola Drive

Enola, PA 17025

Phone: (717) 909-0710

Fax: (717) 909-0714

TTY: (717) 909-0715

Toll-Free: (877) 739-3895

[email protected]

Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)

RAINN is a national organization that provides a number of educational, public policy and victim service programs. It is the largest organization in the United States dedicated to treating and preventing sexual assault. RAINN runs the National Sexual Assault Hotline, which can be accessed by victims by phone or online. They also partner with local sexual assault organizations and can partner victims with local support programs. RAINN also offers the DoD Safe Helpline for Department of Defense workers who are victims of sexual assault.

Contact:

The National Sexual Assault Hotline:

Telephone: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Online Chat: online.rainn.org

DOD Safe Helpline: (877) 995-5247

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

The It Happened to Alexa Foundation provides financial and emotional support for sexual assault victims and their families. This organization is dedicated to eliminating the financial and emotional barriers that often prevent victims from moving forward with legal proceedings. By providing financial aid to victims and their support systems, the It Happened to Alexa Foundation makes it easier for victims to report and press charges. The organization also provides victim advocacy services for the duration of court proceedings.

Contact:

It Happened to Alexa Foundation

411 Center Street

Lewiston, NY 14092

Phone: (716) 754-9105

Toll-Free: (877) 77-ALEXA (25392)

Fax: (718) 412-9298

[email protected]

Male Survivor

Male Survivor provides education and support for male victims of sexual abuse. The organization is well known for their 3-Day Weekends of Recovery program. This program provides support and counseling for men who have been sexually abused as children or as adults. The group also provides resources for local counseling so that victims can continue on with the healing process.

Contact:

Male Survivor

4768 Broadway #527

New York, NY 10034

1in6

1in6 is another organization dedicated to the support of men who have experienced sexual abuse. The group provides an anonymous online chat service for victims to confidentially speak with victim advocates at any time of the day. They also provide an online support group for victims to anonymously seek support from others with similar experiences.

Contact:

1in6, Inc.

P.O. Box 222033

Santa Clarita, CA 91322

Online Support: https://1in6.org/men/get-help/online-support-center/

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)

According to DAWN, 50% of deaf women and 16% of deaf men are victims of domestic or sexual abuse. DAWN is dedicated to providing resources to survivors of abuse within the Deaf community through education and prevention programs. They provide an E-mail Hotline, counseling, support groups, referrals and case management services to Deaf sexual assault victims.

Contact:

DAWN

5321 First Place NE

Washington, DC 20011

Video Phone: (202) 559-5366

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (202) 742-1730

Emergency E-mail Hotline: [email protected]

PAVE

This national organization runs a number of programs that provide support for sexual assault victims and train responders to sexual assaults. PAVE also provides sexual assault prevention education. One of the unique programs that PAVE offers is a training program for college students and professionals in responding to sexual assault. PAVE also offers support groups for sexual assault survivors at college campuses and within local communities.

Contact:

PAVE

233 S. Wacker Dr. – 84th Floor

Chicago, IL 60606

Phone: (877) 399-1346

Fax: (888) 762-8144

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