Some startling facts you should know about sexual violence
One in three women in the United States will be a victim of sexual assault sometime in her life; 7 to 10% of rape victims are male. One in four women will experience rape or attempted rape during her college year. Only 10 to 15% of all sexual assaults are reported to police. Rape victims are less likely to report assault when they know the assailant.
Victims of sexual assault are:
3 times more likely to suffer from depression
6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
26 times more likely to abuse drugs
4 times more likely to contemplate suicide
At any given moment, more than 1,100 trained volunteers are on duty and available to help victims at RAINN-affiliated crisis centers across the country. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.
The concept behind the hotline is simple. When a caller dials 1.800.656.HOPE, a computer notes the area code and first three digits of the caller's phone number. The call is then instantaneously connected to the nearest RAINN member center. If all counselors at that center are busy, the call is sent to the next closest center. The caller's phone number is not retained, so the call is anonymous and confidential unless the caller chooses to share personally-identifying information.
National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1.800.656.HOPE
The Rape Crisis Center
Every day tragedy meets someone who is victimized by sexual violence. The Rape Crisis Center for Children & Adults is there, providing immediate crisis care, support, and hope to those individuals and families afflicted by this horrific crime.
Stop it Now
Since 1992 "Stop It Now!®" has been preventing the sexual abuse of children by helping adults, families, and communities take actions that keep kids safe - especially before they are ever harmed.
RAINN(Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN was created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online at www.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice.
Pandora's Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. We have been devoted to recovery and healing since 1999.
Women Helping Women
Empowers survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking by providing advocacy, support, and options for safety, in educating the community to create social change.
The Safer Society
Sexual abuse is a public health issue and we work to engage survivors, treatment professionals, persons with sexual behavior problems, family members, researchers and educators in creating evidence-based strategies for preventing sexual abuse and supporting those who have been abused.