As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Civic Engagement Committee released a list of support resources and help lines for sexual assault survivors. In our original post, we included the following:
- In the US and Canada, you can text HOME to 741741 or 686868 (respectively) to be connected to a crisis counselor immediately.
- In the US, you can call 800-656-HOPE (4673) to connect to the RAINN crisis counselor network. When you call 800.656.HOPE (4673), you’ll be routed to a local RAINN affiliate organization based on the first six digits of your phone number. Cell phone callers have the option to enter the ZIP code of their current location to more accurately locate the nearest sexual assault service provider.
- In the US, you can call 866-488-7386 to reach the TrevorLifeline, which is open 24/7 with counselors that specialize in speaking with LGBTQIA+ youth. You can also text START to 678678 for TrevorText, a confidential and secure response that provides live help for LGBTQIA+ youth, or visit their website thetrevorproject.org.
We’d also like to highlight some great organizations working to prevent sexual violence and support survivors everywhere. Check out their links below:
- Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence | api-gbv.org/
- APIDA Therapist Directory for the US | asianmhc.org/apida
- Asian Mental Health Collective Hotlines + Resources International | asianmhc.org/resource/#hotlines
- Canadian Women’s Foundation | canadianwomen.org/the-facts/sexual-assault-harassment/
- Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime | crcvc.ca/links/
- RAINN – the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network | rainn.org/
- GBV Funding Opportunities – Status of Women Canada | cfc-swc.gc.ca/viole…/knowledge-connaissance/fun-fin-en.html…
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