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
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
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)
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Local (toll): (303) 866-5932
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: TDD: (800) 624-5518 Toll-Free: (800) 842-2288
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 292-9582
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (WASHINGTON D.C.)
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Local (toll): (202) 671-SAFE (202-671-7233)
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 96-ABUSE (800-962-2873)
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.
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
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: TDD: (208) 332-7205 Toll-Free: (800) 926-2588
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 252-2873 Local (toll): (217) 524-2606
REPORT CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT: Toll-Free: (800) 800-5556
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 362-2178
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 922-5330
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (877) 597-2331
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
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
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 792-5200
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 444-3911
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 222-8000 Local (toll): (601) 359-4991
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 392-3738
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (866) 820-5437
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 652-1999
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 992-5757
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 894-5533 Local (toll): (603) 271-6556
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TDD: (800) 835-5510 TTY: (800) 835-5510 Toll-Free: (877) 652-2873
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 333-7233
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TDD: (800) 369-2437 Toll-Free: (800) 342-3720 Local (toll): (518) 474-8740
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Out of State: 1-701-328-2316 (8AM to 5PM) or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 642-4453
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 522-3511
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free (800) 854-3508 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TDD: (866) 872-1677 Toll-Free: (800) 932-0313
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 981-8333 Local (toll): (787) 749-1333
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) RI-CHILD (800-742-4453)
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Local (toll): (803) 898-7318 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (605) 773-3227 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (877) 237-0004
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Department of Family and Protective Services Toll-Free (800) 252-5400
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (855) 323-3237
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Dept. of Human Services: (802) 241-2132 or Report by County After hours: (800) 649-5285
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 552-7096 Local (toll): (804) 786-8536
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: TTY: (800) 624-6186 Toll-Free: (800) 562-5624 or (866) END-HARM (866-363-4276)
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Toll-Free: (800) 352-6513
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Dept. of Health and Social Services: (608) 226-3036 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
Report Child Abuse or Neglect: Local (toll): (307) 777-7922 or call Childhelp® (800-422-4453) for assistance
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
National Child Abuse Hotline
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
- National Sexual Assault Hotline: National hotline, operated by RAINN, that serves people affected by sexual violence. It automatically routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here. Hotline: 800.656.HOPE – Free. Confidential. 24/7.
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center: This site offers a wide variety of information relating to sexual violence including a large legal resource library.
- National Organization for Victim Assistance: Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest national victim assistance organization of its type in the United States as the recognized leader in this noble cause.
- National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women: VAWnet, a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence hosts a resource library home of thousands of materials on violence against women and related issues, with particular attention to its intersections with various forms of oppression.
- U.S. Department of Justice: National Sex Offender Public Website: NSOPW is the only U.S. government Website that links public state, territorial, and tribal sex offender registries from one national search site.
- The National Center for Victims of Crime: The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. They are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
- National Street Harassment Hotline: Created by Stop Street Harassment, Defend Yourself, and operated by RAINN, the National Street Harassment Hotline is a resource for those affected by gender-based street harassment. Support is available in English and Spanish: call 855.897.5910 or chat online.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- National Human Trafficking Resource Center: A national multilingual anti-trafficking hotline. Caller can report a tip; connect with anti-trafficking services in their area; or request training and technical assistance, general information, or specific anti-trafficking resources. Hotline: 888.373.7888
- U.S. Department of Justice Trafficking in Persons and Worker Exploitation Complaint Line: Call to report suspected instances of human trafficking or worker exploitation or contact the FBI field office nearest you. Offers foreign language translation services in most languages as well as TTY. After business hours, the complaint line has a message service in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin. Hotline: 888.428.7581
- National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888 | Text 233733 | Live Chat | Report Human Trafficking
- Línea Nacional Contra la Trata de Personas 1-888-373-7888 | Text 233733 | Live Chat | Report Human Trafficking
- Violencia doméstica: Línea Nacional contra la Violencia Doméstica, las 24 horas, 7 días de la semana: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
- Abuso sexual: Red Nacional contra la Violación, el Abuso y el Incesto, las 24 horas, 7 días de la semana: 1-800-656-4673
- Violencia entre parejas: Línea Nacional para el Abuso en el Noviazgo, las 24 horas, 7 días de la semana: 1-866-331-9474
- Niños desaparecidos y pornografía infantil: Centro Nacional para Menores Desaparecidos y Explotados, las 24 horas, 7 días de la semana: 1-800-THE-LOST (843-5678)
- 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: 866.966.9013
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- 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
- Get help in an emergency by locating the nearest Embassy or Consulate. You can also call the State Department’s emergency numbers:
- From the U.S. & Canada 1.888.407.4747
- From Overseas +1 202.501.4444
**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).