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State sexual assault coalitions are valuable resources to find services in your area. These coalitions provide lists of all the local rape crisis centers and often run statewide hotlines. Local crisis centers and service providers also frequently have hotlines. Some of these programs may not be included in the Service Locator Map, and your state coalition may be able to provide you with additional information.

Organizations and Services

Many other websites provide information about campus sexual assault – what it is, how to get help, how to prevent assault, and ways to take action. We do not endorse any particular website, but want you to have access to lots of different resources.

Advocacy/Survivor Services Organizations

Advocacy and empowerment organization for women and girls.
A national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other forms of gender-based aggressions and engage marginalized communities as agents of change.
Civil and human rights organization aimed to secure social, political and economic equality in American society; The Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (BWTRC) on sexual violence.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing violence, substance abuse, and other crimes on college and university campuses, and to assist the victims of these crimes.
Resources for campuses to promote healthy relationships and to better help those affected by violence.
An organization focused on African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence and intimate partner violence including dating violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence.
National organization dedicated to healing, educating and empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.
Organization aimed at mobilizing men to create cultures free from violence.
National advocacy organization representing state coalitions and local programs organizing against sexual violence and for survivors.
Designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.
A nonprofit organization that advocates for victims’ rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a source of information on victims’ issues
National advocacy organization which provides technical assistance to culturally and linguistically specific organizations that are currently serving or attempting to serve victims of sexual assault in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
National advocacy organization supporting and advocating for women of color and organizations by and for communities of color.
A national social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.
A national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence.
A nonprofit organization strengthening sexual assault prevention efforts on college campuses.
Encourages teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.
National advocacy organization that operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
Organization dedicated to ending sexual abuse by promoting effective prevention and best-practice treatment for sexual abusers and their victims.
Information about stalking and resources for victims.
Sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions often maintain statewide crisis lines and link to local service providers and local crisis lines. These coalitions are excellent resources for information about sexual assault and the options available in your state.
Materials available through the website, which serves as a resource for American Indian and Alaska Native Nations, include laws and publications on sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and more.
SurvJustice decreases the prevalence of sexual violence by assisting survivors, empowering activists, and supporting institutions.
Advocacy organization mobilizing against sexism to expand women’s rights, though grassroots, people-powered campaigns.
Provides national training for attorneys and advocates on issues of sexual assault.

Student Groups

A campaign that aims to educate all college students in the U.S. about their rights under Title IX.
Organization dedicated to empowering students to hold their universities accountable for having strong campus sexual assault policies and programming.

LGBTQ Resources

Many survivors identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Unfortunately, the LGBT community experiences sexual violence at high rates. One study found that 13.2% of bisexual men and 11.6% of gay men were raped in adulthood, compared to 1.6% of heterosexual men. i According to the CDC, 46% of bisexual women have been raped, compared to 13% of lesbians and 17% of heterosexual women. ii Another study found that more than 25% of transgender individuals had been sexually assaulted after the age of 13. iii All survivors, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, should be able to access resources. The below resources provide supportive, user-friendly services and information for survivors and allies.

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Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Help and support are available via phone, chat, text, and online social networking.
FORGE is a national organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). FORGE is dedicated to helping move fragmented communities beyond identity politics and forge a movement that embraces and empowers our diverse complexities.
The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs works to prevent, respond to, and end all forms of violence against and within LGBTQH communities. NCAVP is a national coalition of local member programs, affiliate organizations and individual affiliates who create systemic and social change. We strive to increase power, safety and resources through data analysis, policy advocacy, education and technical assistance.
Information and resources tailored to perspectives and needs of the LGBTQ population who are at increased risk for a number of health threats when compared to their heterosexual peers. Differences in sexual behavior account for some of these disparities, but others are associated with social and structural inequities, such as the stigma and discrimination. This resource is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Information from the Health Resources and Services Administration on the National LGBT Health Education Center health disparities, and links to additional resources.
Information from the Health Resources and Services Administration on the National LGBT Health Education Center health disparities, and links to additional resources.
The Native Youth Sexual Health Network provides culturally relevant resources and has developed a comprehensive online directory of Two Spirit organizations and social media tools for the LGBTQ community.
The community of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Centers exist to support the development of strong, sustainable LGBT community centers and to build a unified center movement. CenterLink works with other national organizations to advance the rights of LGBT individuals and to provide LGBT community centers with information and analysis of key issues.

Disability Resources

People with physical or mental disabilities may also be at increased risk for sexual assault. A study reported that individuals with a disability were three times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than individuals without a disability. iv Unfortunately, many disabled individuals experience barriers when attempting to access services and resources. The below resources provide accessible services for disabled students and allies:

Connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing.

Immigrant and International Resources

While numbers are difficult to estimate, immigrants and international students face unique difficulties. Perpetrators may threaten to have their victims deported if they try to seek help, making immigrant survivors less likely to report these crimes. Immigrant and international student survivors may also be unaware or confused by the services that are available, particularly if service providers lack linguistically or culturally appropriate resources. The below resources provide linguistically and culturally appropriate resources for international and immigrant survivors:

A national resource center on domestic violence in the Latin community, with a mission to mobilize Latinas and Latino communities to end domestic violence. Their work includes community building, as well as direct advocacy and resources for victims of domestic violence in Latin@ communities.
The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Health Resources

http://locator.aids.gov

Find publicly supported health services including health centers, mental health providers, family planning centers and substance abuse treatment providers.

The Office on Women’s Health
This webpage includes information on: what rape and sexual assault are; health effects; how to get help; how to stay safe; and where to find more information.

Health Cares About IPV
Health Cares about IPV is a federally funded program that provides training and technical assistance to over 22,000 health care professionals working to implement best practices for treating intimate partner violence (IPV) and dating violence survivors, including new guidelines to screen for abuse and refer patients to services.

Prevention Programs

Interactive, online violence prevention training tool.
Bystander intervention prevention program.
Online, video-based bystander intervention training.
A violence prevention strategy that can be adapted to different communities.
A national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses.
Program designed to prevent the initiation of emotional, physical and sexual abuse on dates or between individuals in a dating relationship; Designed for use by 8th and 9th grade students.
A classroom and school wide intervention designed to reduce dating violence and sexual harassment among middle school students.
Online sexual assault prevention training for college students.

Public Awareness/Education

Vice President Biden's initiative to change attitudes that lead to violence and educate the public on the realities of abuse.
Resources for male survivors who have been sexually abused during childhood.
A resource for prosecutors to improve the quality of justice in sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking and human trafficking cases.
Resources related to dating violence
Online training programs for students and universities.
A year-long investigation into the handling of sexual assault reports by college campuses.
This guidebook provides strategies for parents, teachers, coaches, and other role models to teach boys about violence against women in an effort to prevent it.
Online training for college students on sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
A nonprofit organization and movement committed to empowering young leaders to create a world without sexual violence.
Resources for administrators, student activists, and law enforcement, on such topics as primary prevention on campus, crime statistics, and training tools.
Public awareness campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
Provides technical assistance, support, and the dissemination of peer-driven resources for all state and territorial sexual assault coalitions.
A national resource for expertise in the criminal justice response to sexual violence.
Tools for addressing dating violence through social media.
Information about intervention, prevention, perpetration, education and awareness, advocacy, program development, and population specific approaches to sexual assault.
The international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Program Technical Assistance Providers

Offer targeted technical assistance and training to address violence against women on campus for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) across the nation. Provide technical assistance on culturally specific prevention and intervention strategies addressing violence against women.
Offers technical assistance to campuses in order to develop effective coordinated community responses that prevent and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Educates and trains campus stakeholders about safety, prevention, peer intervention and Clery Act compliance. Clery Act compliance requires an understanding of counting and collecting crime statistics, emergency notification and timely warning policy, generation of an annual security report, and adherence to the campus sexual assault victim bill of rights.
Offers both executive/administrative peer-to-peer technical assistance, education and training to help grantees meet the mandatory law enforcement training component of the Campus Program. Serves as a mentor to campuses and their law enforcement/security departments and governing boards.
Offers training institutes and campus-specific consultation that is research informed, data supported and consistent with the mandatory prevention and education component of the Campus Program. Helps campuses mobilize a broad-base of their communities in prevention efforts.
Offers individualized training and technical assistance to grantees on engaging men in the prevention of gender based violence. Trainings can include, but are not limited to, Coordinated Community Response team trainings on effective approaches to engaging men in prevention activities, training, and community awareness; workshops for campus students on raising awareness about rape as a men's issue; and general information to OVW Campus Program grantees.
Comprehensive training focuses on developing and implementing campus policies, protocols, and training programs for hearing officers and disciplinary boards to ensure more effective responses to the crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program supports the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN) to strengthen domestic violence/dating violence intervention and prevention efforts at the individual, community and societal levels. The DVRN includes two national resource centers, four special issue resource centers, three culturally--specific Institutes, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and the National Dating Abuse Helpline (loveisrespect.org).
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/programs/family-violence-prevention-services/programs/center

Citations

(i) Balsam, K. F., Beauchaine, T. P., & Rothblum, E. D. (2005). Victimization over the life span: A comparison of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual siblings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 73(3), 477‐487.

(ii) Walters, M.L, Chen, J., & Breiding, M.J. (2013). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS). Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(iii) Testa, R.J., Sciacca, L.M., Wang, F., Hendricks, M.L., Goldblum, P., Bradford, J., & Bongar, B. (2012). Effects of Violence on Transgender People. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(5), 452-459.

(iv) Harrell, E. (2012). Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2011 – Statistical Tables. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.