Police | Policía | Polizei | 警察 | Polisi | полиция: 911

Ambulance | ambulancía | Krankenwagen | 救急車 | скорая помощь: 911

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (4673)

The National Domestic Violence HOTLINE: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

STOP IT NOW Child Safety Hotline: 1-800-PREVENT

**Medical treatment is expensive in the USA. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment abroad and repatriation. Some hospitals may ask non-US residents to pay a deposit or ‘good faith’ payment on admittance. You should direct any requests for funds to your travel insurance provider in the first instance; only pay the hospital if you’re advised to do so by your travel insurance company. Your level of medical care won’t be affected while your claim is being processed.

Resources by State (including The District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

Know the Laws – By State: https://www.womenslaw.org/laws/general

http://thehuntinggroundfilm.com/resources/ – lots of student/campus resources


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Local (toll): (334) 242-9500

Call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

Report Child Abuse and Neglect to Your County Department of Human Resources

Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence


ACAR Alabama Coalition Against Rape


AshaKiran – AshaKiran is committed to educate, empathize and empower persons of South Asian and other foreign-born origins while providing culturally sensitive and confidential services to people experiencing traumatic/stressful situations.



REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 478-4444

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Home


The Yup’ik Women’s Coalition (YWC)


The YWC strives to promote safety of women through education and advocacy. The YWC is committed to organize community efforts to end violence against women and children within Yup’ik villages through strengthening the traditional Yup’ik beliefs and teachings that have guided our people for thousands of years. The YWC is dedicated to the safety of women and believe in all the rights of all people to live without fear, threat, violence and oppression.


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (888) SOS-CHILD (888-767-2445)

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ACADV)

Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Program


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Local (toll): (303) 866-5932

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: TDD: (800) 624-5518 Toll-Free: (800) 842-2288

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS)

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV)


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 292-9582

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families Crisis Help

Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC)

ContactLifeline, Inc.

Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Local (toll): (202) 671-SAFE (202-671-7233)

District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

D.C. Rape Crisis Center


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)

Report abuse

Florida Council Against Sexual Violence (FCASV)

Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Georgia Child Protective Services

Local (toll): 404-651-9361 After hours: 1-855-GACHILD

REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance.

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect 808-832-5300 or (toll free) 1-888-380-3088

Report Child Trafficking 808-832-1999 or (toll free) 1-888-398-1188

Sex Abuse Treatment Center

Child Welfare Services


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: TDD: (208) 332-7205 Toll-Free: (800) 926-2588

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873 Local (toll): (217) 524-2606

IL Department of Central Management Services Children and Family Services

Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence


REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556

IN Department of Child Services: Local offices

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178

Report abuse

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (Iowa CASA)

Rape Victim Advocacy Program (Iowa)

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (877) 597-2331

Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs

The Center for Women and Families


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: Call 1-855-4LA-KIDS (1-855-452-5437) toll-free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Child Welfare: Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Domestic Violence hotline: 1-866-834-4357

Sexual Assault Support: 1-800-871-7741 (Voice) 711 (TTY)

Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TTY: (800) 963-9490 Toll-Free: (800) 452-1999

Maine Hotlines/Crisis Numbers

Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc.


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200

Jane Doe, Inc. – Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Abby’s House


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 444-3911

Abuse & Neglect

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women

Rape and Sexual Abuse Center


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000 Local (toll): (601) 359-4991

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 392-3738

Keeping kids safe

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (866) 820-5437

Child & Family Services Division

Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999

Nebraska Coalition to end Sexual and Domestic Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 992-5757

Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 894-5533 Local (toll): (603) 271-6556

NH Department of Health and Human Services: Report Child Abuse or Neglect

Women’s Information Service (WISE)

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TDD: (800) 835-5510 TTY: (800) 835-5510 Toll-Free: (877) 652-2873

How and When to Report Child Abuse/Neglect

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 333-7233

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TDD: (800) 369-2437 Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720 Local (toll): (518) 474-8740

Do You Suspect Abuse or Maltreatment? Report it Now

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault

New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Anti-violence Project

WhyIDidntReport (“Perché non ho denunciato”)


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Out of State: 1-701-328-2316 (8AM to 5PM) or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

North Dakota Child Protection Program

North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services/Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 642-4453

Ohio Domestic Violence Network

ACTION OHIO Coalition for Battered Women

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 522-3511

Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free (800) 854-3508 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TDD: (866) 872-1677 Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape



Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 981-8333 Local (toll): (787) 749-1333

Oficina de la Procuradora de las Mujeres

Puerto Rico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer, Inc/Coalición Puertorriqueña contra la Violencia Doméstica y la Agresión Sexual)



Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)

RI Child Protective Services

Day One Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center

Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Local (toll): (803) 898-7318 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

Report abuse

South Carolina Coalition Ending Domestic & Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (605) 773-3227 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004

Report abuse

Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Department of Family and Protective Services Toll-Free (800) 252-5400

Report abuse

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Texas Council On Family Violence




Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 323-3237

Utah Domestic Violence Council

Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Dept. of Human Services: (802) 241-2132 or Report by County After hours: (800) 649-5285

Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


Women’s Coalition of St. Croix


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096 Local (toll): (804) 786-8536

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TTY: (800) 624-6186 Toll-Free: (800) 562-5624 or (866) END-HARM (866-363-4276)

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513

WV Bureau for Children and Families

West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services, Inc. (WV FRIS)

West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Dept. of Health and Social Services: (608) 226-3036 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

WI Department of Children and Families

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin


Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Local (toll): (307) 777-7922 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance

The Department of Family Services

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


A Breeze of Hope


If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Rape Abuse and Incest Network at (800) 656 HOPE. You are not alone.​

The National Domestic Violence HOTLINE

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

En Español

National Child Abuse Hotline

1-800-4-A-CHILD 1-800-422-4453

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

If you have any leads or tips regarding suspected sexual crimes against children, call: 1-800-843-5678

DrugRehab.com – To cope with the pain of domestic and sexual abuse, many victims turn to the use of drugs and alcohol. DrugRehab.com’s mission is to be a support resource for those coping with these issues.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Child Welfare Information Gateway https://www.childwelfare.gov

Stop It Now Hotline

Get free and confidential help! If you are concerned for the safety of child and don’t know what to do; if you are looking for support to talk with others to talk about your concern; if you need accurate information, guidance, and resources, please call: 1-800-PREVENT

Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse:

  • National Child Abuse Hotline: They can provide local referrals for services. A centralized call center provides the caller with the option of talking to a counselor. They are also connected to a language line that can provide service in over 140 languages. Hotline: 800.4.A.CHILD (422.2253)
  • Darkness to Light: They provide crisis intervention and referral services to children or people affected by sexual abuse of children. Hotline calls are automatically routed to a local center. Helpline: 866.FOR.LIGHT (367.5444)
  • Cyber Tipline: This Tipline is operated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Can be used to communicate information to the authorities about child pornography or child sex trafficking. Hotline: 800.THE.LOST (843.5678)
  • National Children’s Alliance: This organization represents the national network of Child Advocacy Centers (CAC). CACs are a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, mental and physical health practitioners who investigate instances of child physical and sexual abuse. Their website explains the process and has a directory according to geographic location.
  • Stop It Now: Provides information to victims and parents/relatives/friends of child sexual abuse. The site also has resources for offender treatment as well as information on recognizing the signs of child sexual abuse. Hotline: 888-PREVENT (773.8368)
  • Justice for Children: Provides a full range of advocacy services for abused and neglected children.

Domestic, Dating and Intimate Partner Violence:

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Through this hotline an advocate can provide local direct service resources (safehouse shelters, transportation, casework assistance) and crisis intervention. Interpreter services available in 170 languages. They also partner with the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Center to provide a videophone option. Hotline: 800.799.SAFE
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Online Helpline: This online helpline assists teens who are, or may be, in abusive relationships.
  • Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center: The center serves abused Americans, mostly women and children, in both civilian and military populations overseas. In addition to providing domestic violence advocacy, safety planning and case management, the center assists victims with relocation, emergency funds for housing and childcare, and funds for payment of legal fees.
  • National Coalition against Domestic Violence: The national coalition of Domestic Violence organizations is dedicated to empowering victims and changing society to a zero tolerance policy.


(See also resources on Child Abuse/ Sexual Abuse above)

  • Survivors of Incest Anonymous: They provide information on how to find incest survivor support groups in your area and empowers individuals to become survivors and thrivers.
  • GirlThrive: Girlthrive Inc. honors teen girls and young women who have survived incest and all sex abuse through thriverships, opportunity and education.


  • Stalking Resource Center: The Stalking Resource Center is a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Their website provides statistics on stalking, information on safety planning and other resources.

Survivors with Disabilities:

  • Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN): Legal, medical, system advocacy and survivor support services. Video Phone: 202.559.5366
  • CAVANET: This organization addresses violence against women, human rights, genocide, and crime victims with disabilities.
  • National Disability Rights Network: 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.

College Students:

  • NotAlone.gov: A government website dedicated to educating students and schools about Title IX and sexual assault.
  • Know Your IX: Provides information for students about their Title IX rights in regards to ending sexual violence on campus.
  • End Rape on Campus: An advocacy organization dedicated to assisting students file Title IX complaints.

LGBTQ Survivors:

  • GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project: Website, information and hotline for GLBTQ victims of domestic violence and their families. Hotline: 800.832.1901
  • 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.

Human Trafficking:

En Espanol:

Military Resources:

  • Safe Helpline: Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information to the worldwide DoD community. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7 by click, call or text — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere. Hotline: 877.995.5247
  • Womenslaw.org: Information about restraining orders and other legal protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • The Laws in Your State: A database of state laws including mandatory reporting, confidentiality laws, HIV/AIDS testing of sexual offenders, termination of rapists’ parental rights, and statutes of limitations for each state.
  • Attorney Referral Line: Refers callers to attorneys in their geographic area who can represent them in their pursuit of civil claims and victim restitution. The referral line is not an anonymous service. Their website also gives information about civil lawsuits. Phone: 202.467.8716
  • Take Back The Night Foundation: Legal support for survivors in every state. Referrals to counseling, support, legal aid, hospitals, and nearest TBTN Event Holders. Hotline: 646-585-0120
  • It Happened to Alexa Foundation: The ‘It Happened to Alexa Foundation’ supports rape survivors through the trauma of the criminal trial, in the hopes that more survivors will go through with the prosecution in order to put these perpetrators behind bars.
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: Call or email to report sexual harassment in housing. 844.380.6178 or fairhousing@usdoj.gov.

Medical/Physical Health:

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE): The SANE/SART program offers sensitive, caring, and supportive care following a sexual assault. Their website provides a list of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs in each state. These specialists are registered nurses, who have advanced education in forensic examination of sexual assault victims.
  • Healthcare Center Directory: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a Healthcare Center Directory. This directory lists federally funded health centers that provide a variety of services even if the recipient does not have health insurance. Users pay a co-payment based on their income. These health centers generally provide primary care services. Phone: 877.464.4772
  • The Center For Disease Control National Prevention Information Network(AIDS/HIV, STI Information): U.S. reference, referral, and distribution service for information on HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Hotline: 800.458.5231
  • Start Your Recovery: Substance abuse information that relates to a survivors’s experience with sexual assault.

Mental Health:

  • Hope Exists After Rape Trauma: The mission of Hope Exists After Rape Trauma (H-E-A-R-T) is to provide HOPE for victims of sexual assault through the provision of essential and therapeutic support, by affecting positive change in laws influencing their lives, and by educating both the public and professionals commissioned to serve victims.

Sexual Assault Prevention:

  • National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center: Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this website to be useful to scientists, practitioners, advocates, grassroots organizations, and any other professional or layperson interested in current topics related to violence against women and its prevention.
  • Project Respect: Project Respect aims to create discussions and share a positive alternative model of relationships for youth.
  • PreventConnect: The goal of PreventConnect is to advance the primary prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts.
  • Campus Outreach Services: Offer information and expertise to schools on sexual violence, diversity, sexual harassment, bullying, hate crimes, healthy relationships, assertiveness, eating disorders, suicide, and related risk issues.
  • The Date Safe Project: The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting of boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors (opening the door for family and friends).
  • Child Help: Speak Up Be Safe: Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe is a newly developed, school-based, child abuse prevention education program that focuses on child safety. It is an evolution of Good Touch Bad Touch.
  • Men Can Stop Rape: Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.
  • Cyber Bullying Research Center: A clearinghouse for information regarding cyberbullying.

For Americans Living Abroad

**If you are a member of DoD community, you can access the DoD Safe Helpline for live, one-on-one support. The service is confidential, anonymous, secure, and available worldwide, 24/7.




Facts about gender-based violence in the United States

In Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, and the United States, between 40% and 70% percent of female murder victims were killed by their intimate partners. Source: UN Women. Fast Facts: Statistics on Violence against Women and Girls. 2014

In the United States, 83% of girls aged 12 to 16 experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools. Source: UN Women. Fast Facts: Statistics on Violence against Women and Girls. 2014

Millions of women in the United States have experienced rape:

– As of 1998, an estimated 17.7 million American women had been victims of attempted or completed rape.

– 82% of all juvenile victims are female. 90% of adult rape victims are female. Sources: RAINN + National Institute of Justice & Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey (1998). (Statistic presents information on the total number of male and female victims in the United States, using a study from 1998. Because the U.S. population has increased substantially since then, it is probable that the number of victims has, as well. RAINN presents this data for educational purposes only, and strongly recommends using the citations to review any and all sources for more information and detail.) + Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement (2000).