first law center in the nation dedicated solely to serving the legal needs of sexual assault victims, the Victim Rights Law Center is the leader in representing sexual assault victims’ legal rights within the civil context. VRLC provides legal assistance to survivors as well as relevant resources across a number of areas, including education, housing, and employment.
National Sexual Assault Hotline: The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) in partnership with 1,100 rape crisis centers across the nation, providing free, confidential advice 24/7. This page also includes helpful information for supporting friends or finding local counseling and advocacy organizations.
NotAlone: Launched in connection with the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, NotAlone provides information and resources for students on rights, options, and definitions of key terms.
Loveisrespect: A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle, loveisrespect is the ultimate resource fostering healthy dating attitudes and relationships, and educating about teen dating violence.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has worked since 1978 to make every home a safe home. NCADV works to raise awareness about domestic violence; to educate and create programming and technical assistance; to assist the public in addressing the issue; and to support those impacted by domestic violence.
National Domestic Violence Hotline: The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a non-profit organization established in 1996 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). They provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233).
NO MORE: NO MORE is a new unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. NO MORE is supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues.
LGBTQ, Trans*, and Gender Non-conforming Resources
The National Coalition of Anti Violence Programs: AVP provides free and confidential assistance to thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people each year from all five boroughs of New York City through direct client services and community organizing and public advocacy.
GLBT National Help Center: The GLBT National Help Center runs the GLBT National Hotline (1-888-843-4564) and the GLBT National Youth Talkline for youth up to age 25
Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the national crisis lifeline for LGBTQ teens and adults. They have suicide prevention services for youth in digital spaces, counseling via IM, and a large online social network for LGBTQ people.
Stalking Resource Center: The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. This website provides information and resources for victims of stalking, including a stalking incident and behavior log.