Help for You

There are many people ready to help victims of rape.

The most accessible are national hotlines.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1.800.656.HOPE is maintained 24 hours a day by RAINN, The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.  This hotline is anonymous unless you chose to reveal personal information.

In addition, there are local resources and many excellent websites.

If you are a student in school, you can go to your advisor or a trusted teacher.  If you feel unsafe at school, you can call your local county Social Workers’ Office.

Planned Parenthood may not provide rape support in your community, but they will know about local resources that provide excellent counseling services.

Call your local police or sheriff department and ask to speak with a woman officer.

Call your local hospital.

Call your doctor for a referral.

WEBSITES

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network has excellent resources.

http://www.rainn.org

About Date Rape is an excellent Australian website that discusses date and acquaintance rape.

http://www.aboutdaterape.nsw.gov.au

Project Unbreakable allows women to post their photograph with a statement about the rape they have experienced, and in some cases to fight back at the prejudices of law enforcement offices.

http://project-unbreakable.org

San Francisco Women Against Rape

http://www.sfwar.org

The Rape Crisis Center, San Antonio, Texas has an excellent website.

http://www.rapecrisis.com

Pandora’s Project is a resource and on-line interactive website for survivors of rape and other forms of sexual assault.

http://www.pandys.org

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